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Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa

ཙོང་ཁ་པ་བློ་བཟང་གྲགས་པ་, Wyl. tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa) (1357-1419) — the founder of the Gelug school. As a young man he distinguished himself through his study and his intellect. The last thirty years of his life were dedicated to teaching, writing, founding monasteries and other activities that greatly contributed to the revitalization of Buddhism in Tibet. Biography Je Tsongkhapa Lobsang Drakpa, popularly known as 'Je Rinpoche', was born in the Tsongkha region of Amdo, East Tibet in 1357.

Throughout his life, Tsongkhapa placed great emphasis on the need for study and practice and had no time for demonstrations of miraculous powers. Je Tsongkhapa undertook many long retreats. In all, he wrote 210 treatises, collected into 20 volumes. There have been many well-documented accounts of miracles associated with Je Tsongkhapa. Writings Further Reading Robert A. Internal Links Mikmé Tsema: A Prayer to Jé Tsongkhapa. Je Tsongkhapa. Je Tsongkhapa (Tsong-kha-pa) in the fifth vision of Khedrub Jey (mkhas ’grub) Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), (Tsong-kha), referring to his birthplace in Tsongkha, Amdo; literally translating as Onion Valley with (Pa), meaning man, together is often misinterpreted to mean the 'Man from Onion Valley," however according to Tibetologist Glenn H.

Je Tsongkhapa

Mullin, Tsongkhapa as a proper name, was likely never intended to be literally translated, was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Geluk school. He is also known by his ordained name Lobsang Drakpa (blo bzang grags pa) or simply as Je Rinpoche (rje rin po che). Tsongkhapa heard Buddha’s teachings from masters of all Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and received lineages transmitted in the major schools.[1] His main source of inspiration was the Kadampa tradition, the legacy of Atiśa.

Early years[edit] In addition to his studies, he engaged in extensive meditation retreats. Legacy[edit] Major works among them are: Daily Lamrim. Assorted Teachings. A Brief Teaching on Refuge His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa at Tilokpur Notes from a participant Full Ordination of Women in Tibetan Buddhism His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama An Interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 21, 2007 Every Physical Touch H.H.

Assorted Teachings

Dalai Lama XIV visits Washington D.C. homeless shelter in October 2007 Ground, Path and Fruition His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche The Buddha Nature His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche The Three Roots His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Wisdom of Meditation His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Calling the Lama from Afar His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Root Lama H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche Four Seals of Mahamudra H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche The Six Paramitas H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche Introduction to Chö H.E. Return to - Index - Main Menu All Rights Reserved. © 2007. Buddhist Ebooks. I'm a computer geek and an avid reader of ebooks.

Buddhist Ebooks

I understand the criticisms that many have of whether you "own" an ebook or not and I certainly don't like digital rights management (DRM) combined with ebooks. That said, I also own more than 8,000 physical books. I have half of them in boxes in the garage at this point. The rest are scattered in overflowing bookshelves throughout my house and I really don't have room for many more books. I do own a Kindle DX, on which I have been reading ebooks for the last year. One problem that I've had is that while this works for fiction, this does not work so well for Buddhist books. For myself, I prefer open formats or at least ones not tied to one device. Shambhala Publications announced today that they are going to make a certain selection of their books available, focusing on big authors for them like Chögyam Trunga and Pema Chodron.

Shambhala Publications will work with Open Road as their exclusive digital marketing partner. The Berzin Archives – The Buddhist Archives of Dr. Alexander Berzin – Home Page. NEW: All about ROSARIES (mala) - Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. NKT - Buddhist Practices. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external circumstances.

NKT - Buddhist Practices

If our mind is pure and peaceful we shall be happy, regardless of our external conditions, but if it is impure and unpeaceful we shall never find happiness, no matter how much we try to change our external circumstances. Meditation enables us to cultivate those states of mind that are conducive to peace and well-being, and eradicate those that are not. To meditate successfully we first need to listen to authentic teachings from a qualified Meditation Teacher and study qualified meditation books. Through study and meditation we develop three types of wisdom: Wisdom arisen from listeningWisdom arisen from contemplatingWisdom arisen from meditation When fully developed, these wisdoms completely eradicate all negativity and all confusion from the mind. This section is designed to introduce such practices. and to give you a taste of the beneficial experiences they lead to.

NKT - The Foundation Program (FP) The purpose of the Foundation Program is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism.

NKT - The Foundation Program (FP)

Five subjects The program comprises the following five subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: 1. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune 2. 3. 4. 5. Benefits of the Foundation Program The benefits of studying and practicing these texts are as follows: Joyful Path of Good Fortune – we gain the ability to put all Buddha’s teachings of both Sutra and Tantra into practice. Universal Compassion and Eight Steps to Happiness – we gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives and solve all our human problems.

Heart of Wisdom – we gain a realization of the ultimate nature of reality. Further information. Guided Meditations. NKT - Glossary of Buddhist Terms. © Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and Tharpa Publications This Master Glossary is provisional.

NKT - Glossary of Buddhist Terms

It is not to be used for anything other than translation or private study, and it is not to be reproduced in any form or in any language without permission from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and Tharpa Publications. Where any of the terms in the glossary are explained extensively in Geshe Kelsang’s other books, this is indicated in the glossary entry. Select a letter from the list below to find terms. Buddhist Audio Teachings. LamRim.com - Tibetan Buddhist Internet Radio.

Om Mani Padme Hum: The Meaning of the Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism. Glimpsing a Few More Facets of the Mantra There are many ways to understand the meaning of the mantra.

Om Mani Padme Hum: The Meaning of the Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism

Here are a few of them: The Transformation of Speech [An excerpt from The Dharma, by Kalu Rinpoche, from a chapter on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa. ] "The second aspect of transformation [of confusion into wisdom] concerns our speech. Mere words, which have no ultimate reality, can determine our happiness and suffering. In the Vajrayana context, we recite and meditate on mantra, which is enlightened sound, the speech of the [Bhodisattva of Compassion], the union of Sound and Emptiness. At first, the Union of Sound and Emptiness is simply an intellectual concept of what our meditation should be.

One of the disciples was very diligent, though his realization was perhaps not so profound. When the two disciples went to their lama to indicate they had finished the practice, he said, 'Oh, you've both done excellently. The Powers of the Six Syllables "Behold! H.H. Top of page. FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS. The Four Noble Truths represent the core of the teachings of the Buddha, and are as follows: The First Noble Truth - dissatisfaction and suffering exist and are universally experienced.


The Second Noble Truth - Desire and attachment are the causes of dissatisfaction and suffering. The Third Noble Truth - There is an end to dissatisfaction and suffering. The Fourth Noble Truth - The end can be attained by journeying on the Noble Eight-fold Path. THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH: Right Understanding, Right Thinking, Right Speech, Right Attitude, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration. 1. 2. 3. 4.Right Action: Practice selfless conduct that reflects the highest statement of the life you want to live. 5. 6. 7. 8. BUDDHIST - A to Z Glossary. Notes: This glossary was compiled from glossaries found in different English books on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and edited by the webmaster.

BUDDHIST - A to Z Glossary

Definitions and synonyms may differ in the various Buddhist traditions. * : unpreferred term or term with incorrect connotation (Skt): Sanskrit (Tib): Tibetan A glossary with numbers (like "2 TRUTHS") can be found here. A very extensive Buddhist Glossary can be found here on the Web. ABHIDHARMA: Third part of the TRIPITAKA collection of Buddhist scriptures. ABHIDHARMAKOSHA: Buddhist classic written by Vasubandhu; the earliest attempt at a systematic representation of Buddhist philosophy, psychology and cosmology. ABSOLUTE TRUTH: See ULTIMATE TRUTH. BARDO (Tib.): Intermediate state of existence.

CENTRAL CHANNEL: Main energy channel in the body, starting at the browpoint, going backwards under the skull and then down to the level of the navel (or lower).