Best known as Machig Labdron's teacher, the Indian mahasiddha Padampa Sangye is counted as a lineage guru by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He brought the lineage of Chöd to Tibet, carried the Buddha's teachings to China, and is even asserted in the Tibetan tradition to have been the legendary Bodhidharma. Padampa Sangye's teaching methods were unorthodox and sometimes extreme. This transcendent and irascible teacher encouraged his disciples to
Without an inside, without an outside, awareness arisen of itself, as wide as the sky, beyond size, beyond direction, beyond limits - This utter, complete openness: Space, inseparable from awareness. Within that birthless, wide-open expanse of space, phenomena appear - like rainbows, utterly transparent. Pure and impure realms, Buddhas and sentient beings, are seen, brilliant and distinct. -- Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol
Marpa the Translator… a Tibetan Buddhist teacher credited with the transmission of many Vajrayana teachings from India, including the teachings and lineages of Mahamudra. Due to this, the Kagyu lineage, which he founded, is often called Marpa Kagyu in his honour.
Chöd (Tibetan: གཅོད, Wylie: gcod lit. 'to sever'), is a spiritual practice found primarily in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism (where it is also known as Mahamudra) and Bon (where they are classed as Anuttarayoga Tantras). Also known as "Cutting Through the Ego,", the practices are based on the Prajñāpāramitā or "Perfection of Wisdom" sutras, which expound the "emptiness" concept of Buddhist philosophy.
Dzogchen Lama Karma Rinpoche died on 11th of November, 2013. He lived in retreat near Dzogchen Monastery in Eastern Tibet. After his passing his physical body shrunk from about 175cm (approx. 5’9”) tall jn two weeks to about 20cm (approx. 8”). According to Dzogchen tantra, this kind of miraculous display shows he has attained the supreme accomplishment of Buddha in this very life. Deeply rejoice in his devoted practice and realization of Dzogchen. In doing so, you accumulate immeasurable…