to have initiated the process," it was Gorampa in particular who played a key role in hardening the sectarian divide between Sakya and Tsongkhapa's new Ganden school. The recognition that Tsongkhapa had initiated a unique lineage within ...

Author: Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842595


Page: 480

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The new standard work and definitive biography of Tsongkhapa, one of the principle founders of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism--the school of the Dalai Lamas. In this groundbreaking addition to the Lives of the Masters series, Thupten Jinpa, a scholar-practitioner and long-time translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, offers the most comprehensive portrait available of Jé Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), one of the greatest Buddhist teachers in history. A devout monastic, Tsongkhapa took on the difficult task of locating and studying all of the Indian Buddhist classics available in Tibet in his day. He went on to synthesize this knowledge into a holistic approach to the path of awakening. In an achievement of incredible magnitude, he integrated the pivotal yet disparate Mahayana teachings on emptiness while retaining the important role of critical reason and avoiding the extreme of negating the reality of the everyday world. Included in this volume is a discussion of Tsongkhapa’s early life and training; his emergence as a precociously intelligent Buddhist mind; the composition of his Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Great Exposition of Tantra, and many other important works; and his founding of the Lhasa Prayer Festival and Ganden Monastery. This is a necessary resource for anyone interested in Tsongkhapa’s transformative effect on the understanding and practice of Buddhism in Tibet in his time and his continued influence today.

The Life and Teachings of TsongkhapaThe Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa

What is extraordinary is that the mummified body of Jé Tsongkhapa was still intact in the middle of this century. Gyaltsap Dharma Rinchen was requested by the other disciples to ascend the throne of Ganden, signifying that he was to be ...

Author: Robert A.F. Thurman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614294399


Page: 296

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A must-read for students of Tibetan Buddhism, The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa provides a thorough exploration of the great teacher’s wisdom. In The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa, you’ll discover Tsongkhapa’s teachings on transcendental aspects of sutra, tantra, and insight meditation, mystic conversations with great bodhisattvas, deeply spiritual songs in praise of Manjushri and Maitreya, and much more. The anthology concludes with a number of intensely moving songs in praise of Tsongkhapa and his immeasurable contribution to Tibetan Buddhism by such realized and remarkable Tibetan Buddhists as the Seventh Dalai Lama, the Eighth Karmapa, Dulnagpa Palden, and Khedrup Je. This edition has been substantially corrected by Robert Thurman and contains a new introduction and a bibliography of all the works referenced in the text.

Tsongkhapa s Praise for Dependent RelativityTsongkhapa s Praise for Dependent Relativity

One of them, Buddhapalita, whose commentary Tsongkhapa had been reading the previous evening, approached and blessed him by touching him on the head with a text. Thereupon Tsongkhapa awoke and turned again to Buddhapalita's commentary.

Author: Je Tsongkhapa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861717217


Page: 160

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Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the author of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment and the teacher of the First Dalai Lama, is renowned as one of the greatest scholar-saints that Tibet has ever produced. He composed his poetic Praise for Dependent Relativity the very morning that he abandoned confusion and attained the final view, the clear realization of emptiness that is the essence of wisdom. English monk Graham Woodhouse, a longtime student of Buddhism, was living near the Dalai Lama's residence in northern India when he translated Tsongkhapa's celebrated text, and he conveys for modern readers the explanation of it he received from his teacher, the late Venerable Lobsang Gyatso.

The Essence of Tsongkhapa s TeachingsThe Essence of Tsongkhapa s Teachings

“When I first studied Jé Tsongkhapa's root text on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path several decades ago, I recognized I had encountered the essence of all the Mahāyāna teachings of the Buddha, and the indispensable foundation of ...

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614295945


Page: 112

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Learn from the Dalai Lama the three steps to awakening: 1) renunciation, 2) the awakening mind, and 3) emptiness. His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path helps us integrate the full Buddhist path into our own practice. His Holiness offers a beautiful elucidation of the three aspects of the path: true renunciation based on the wish for freedom, the altruistic awakening mind ( bodhichitta ), and the correct view of emptiness. These three aspects of the path are the axis of all the practices of both sutra and tantra, and they encapsulate Tsongkhapa’s vision of the Buddhist path in its entirety. In their absence, it is impossible for us to develop the great compassion that aspires to liberate other sentient beings from samsara and we will not be able to go beyond this cycle of existence. Practitioners will find The Three Principal Aspects of the Path invaluable as a manual for daily meditation. The universal and timeless insights of this text speak to contemporary spiritual aspirants, East and West. The root verses are presented in both Tibetan and English translation to accompany these profound teachings.

Prayer for the Flourishing of Je Tsongkhapa s Teachings eBookPrayer for the Flourishing of Je Tsongkhapa s Teachings eBook


Author: Je Tsongkhapa

Publisher: FPMT




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Translated by Martin Willson, Nalanda Monastery, August 1985. Taken from Rites and Prayers, Wisdom Publications, London, 1985. 8 pages, 1999 edition.

Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga eBookLama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga eBook

Tsongkhapa. Guru. Yoga. ❖ If this is your only daily guru yoga practice and you do not have a daily sādhanā commitment, it is good to recite the prayers in The Preliminary Practice section below, as they make the practice complete.

Author: FPMT

Publisher: FPMT




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Anyone can do this practice. Instructions for visualization are included in the text. This text contains a method for practicing the Hundred Deities of Tushita (Ganden Lhagyama) according to the instructions of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Ganden Lhagyama is a seven-limb practice related to Lama Tsongkhapa. To supplement and complete this text, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has added a preliminary practice of the Four Immeasurable Thoughts, Lama Tsongkhapa’s lamrim prayer The Foundation of All Good Qualities, and two visualizations to do while reciting the five-line migtsema prayer—one for purifying negative karma and one for achieving the seven types of wisdom. This text is suitable for the preliminary practice of collecting 100,000 recitations of the migtsema prayer. It can also be used as the basis for other preliminary practices. 32 pages, 2021 edition.

Tsongkhapa s Six Yogas of NaropaTsongkhapa s Six Yogas of Naropa

Tsongkhapa , gentle master most pleasing to the buddhas , I sing this song to you , the sage of Ganden Mountain . Through the noble deeds of the masters in your lineage , And by the merit of this song offered to you in faith , May the ...

Author: Tsong-kha-pa Blo-bzang-grags-pa

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004045097


Page: 276

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Offers a fourteenth-century guide by one of the spiritual leaders of Tibetan Buddhism to the tantric yoga of an even earlier teacher

Readings on the Six Yogas of NaropaReadings on the Six Yogas of Naropa

Lama Tsongkhapa's A Practice Manual on the Six Yogas in Chapter Five presents the nuts and bolts of the actual yogic disciplines. Finally, the First Panchen Lama's text in Chapter Six provides an excellent summary of the tradition, ...

Author: Glenn H. Mullin

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004133524


Page: 175

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Must buy' for anyone interested in the tantric dimensions of Buddhism.

Encyclopedia of Asian PhilosophyEncyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

negation, identifying its object Of the various elements of Tsongkhapa's Madhyamaka, his emphasis on the need for clear identification of the object of negation remains one of the most controversial and also innovative ideas.

Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691142


Page: 704

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Incorporating cultural and religious contexts, this unique Encyclopedia provides a vital guide to the main concepts and thinkers in Asian philosophy - starting with Abhidharma and ending with Zurvan. The main philosophical trends and thinkers in each geographical area are featured, with an emphasis on endtemporary developments and movements. The A-Z structured encyclopedia emphasizes that Asian philosophy is not merely an ancient form of thought but that it is a living philosophy, with roots in the past, and also a potent and animate presence today. This translates into the reciprocal exchange of theories between Eastern and Western thinking, for example of new schools of thought such as orientalism. Requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy, religion or Asian cultures, this book is essential reading for students, teachers and the interested individual who wishes to gain an understanding of the philosophical basis to Asian cultural systems.

Searching for the SelfSearching for the Self

Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) was a brilliant scholar and meditator. The accomplished logician Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen set out to challenge Tsongkhapa. Attending one of Tsongkhapa's teachings in a state of inflated confidence, he took a seat ...

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614298205


Page: 432

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama explores emptiness, one of the most central teachings in Buddhism, in the newest volume of the bestselling series The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. In Searching for the Self the Dalai Lama leads us to delve deeply into the topic of the ultimate nature of reality, presenting it from a variety of approaches while focusing on identifying our erroneous views and directing us to the actual mode of existence of all persons and phenomena. Placing our study of reality within the auspicious context of a compassionate motivation to benefit all sentient beings, the Dalai Lama explains why realizing emptiness is important and what qualities are needed to do that, and he evaluates various tenet systems’ perspectives on this vast topic. He then helps us understand our perceptions and the mental states involved in both our ignorant and accurate cognitions. He examines inherent existence and other fantasized ways of existence that we seek to disprove through reasoned analysis and presents the Middle Way view that abandons all extremes. The closing chapters by Thubten Chodron discuss the three characteristics of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and not-self as explained in the Pali tradition and show how meditation on these can lead to the meditative breakthrough to realize nirvana. Engaging in this investigation with His Holiness will challenge our deepest-held beliefs and uproot false ways of viewing ourselves and the world that are so habitual we don’t even notice them. Get ready to be challenged and intrigued, for realizing the nature of reality has the power to cut our defilements at the root and free us from cyclic existence forever!