Casey Forgues

Casey Forgues is a translator, researcher, and editor of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and tantric meditation manuals. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, editorial director of Khyentse Vision Project, and contributes translations for 84000. Her research focuses on tantric philosophical views on the luminous nature of mind according to the early Mahāmudrā tradition (eleventh–thirteenth centuries). She has published on topics including death and dying in tantric Buddhism, buddha nature, the six yogas of Nāropa, and luminosity in the Kalācakra tradition. 

Recent Articles

Luminosity: The Heart of The Six Dharmas of Naropa

Across the major Buddhist traditions, the mind’s basic condition is described as luminous, naturally free from afflictions or karmic imprints, which are merely adventitious, like clouds covering the sky. The Buddha refers to this naturally luminous mind in the Nikayas, the Perfection of Wisdom sutras, and the tantras. Dzogchen and Mahamudra teachings also emphasize natural…