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Spring 2024

The Six Dharmas of Naropa

The Spring 2024 issue of Buddhadharma takes a prismatic look at the Six Dharmas of Naropa, a set of tantric “completion stage” practices perhaps most associated with the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism but important to other lineages as well. Dating back one thousand years, the Six Dharmas are considered a fast track to buddhahood.

Featured Articles
Spring 2024

The Swift Path to Buddhahood

Pema Khandro on the fascinating history, practice, and purpose of the Six Dharmas of Naropa.

Pema Khandro Rinpoche

Spring 2024

The Practice of Fierce Inner Heat

Judith Simmer-Brown on tummo, one of the most famous esoteric practices of Tibetan Vajrayana and the Six Dharmas. What is it, what are its benefits, and what role does it play in our journey to enlightenment?

Judith Simmer-Brown

Spring 2024

The Playful Dance of Awakened Mind 

Lama Döndrup Drölma on the illusory nature of phenomena and how we can wake up to reality’s true nature via the body-mind connection.

Lama Döndrup Drölma

Further Reading

Vajrayana Explained

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Who Was Milarepa?


Who Was Niguma?


Preparing to Die

Andrew Holocek

Lucidity Without Limit

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

More Spring 2024
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Buddhadharma on Books: Spring 2024

Constance Kassor reviews The Sound of Vulture’s Wings by Jeffrey W. Cupchik, The Kalachakra Mandala by Edward Henning, Xuedou’s 100 Odes to Old Cases by Steven Heine, and more.

Constance Kassor

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