Tsongkhapa

Author: Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834842599

Category: Religion

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 Tsongkhapa

Author: Robert A.F. Thurman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614294399

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

View: 8784


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 Relativity

Author: Je Tsongkhapa,Lobsang Gyatso,Graham Woodhouse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171721X

Category: Religion

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 Teachings

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614295948

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

View: 2893


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.

Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga eBook

Author: FPMT

Publisher: FPMT

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 2865


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.

Great Treasury of Merit

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120818699

Category: Buddhism

Page: 376

View: 2072


The Book Is A Great Wealth Of Spiritual Guidance And An Indispensable Resource For Those Wishing To Integrate All Their Spiritual Practices Into The Tantric Swift Path To Full Enlightenment.

Tsongkhapa's Six Yogas of Naropa

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

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 9425


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 Naropa

Author: Glenn H. Mullin

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 8528


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

Tsongkhapa

Author: Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611806461

Category: Religion

Page: 552

View: 6663


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.