The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great

This is the most accessible work available on Jamgon Kongtrul’s life, writings, and influence, written as a truly engaging historical biography.

The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great

The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great

The first-ever extensive biography of Tibet's most famous nonsectarian Buddhist lama Known as the “king of renunciates,” Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813–1899) forever changed the face of Buddhism through collecting, arranging, and disseminating the various lineage traditions of Tibet across sectarian lines. His extensive treasury collections of profound Buddhist teachings continue to be taught and transmitted throughout the Himalayas by all major traditions and represent the breadth and profundity of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Jamgon Kongtrul was a polymath, dedicated retreatant, ritual expert, writer, and teacher from the eastern Tibetan kingdom of Derge. During the nineteenth century, while central Tibet experienced extreme sectarian divides, Jamgon Kongtrul, along with Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Chokgyur Lingpa, set about collecting, teaching, and transmitting the major practice traditions found in Tibet. Their activity—much of which did not adhere to the traditional divides of the Tibetan “schools” and included both tantric lineages coming from India as well as Tibetan treasure (terma) lineages—is one of the finest examples of Tibetan ecumenism, or Rimay, and Jamgon Kongtrul is perhaps the most famous among Tibet’s Rimay masters. This is the most accessible work available on Jamgon Kongtrul’s life, writings, and influence, written as a truly engaging historical biography. Alexander Gardner provides an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist teachers to have ever lived.

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The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Alexander Gardner
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-30 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The first-ever extensive biography of Tibet's most famous nonsectarian Buddhist lama Known as the “king of renunciates,” Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813–1899) forever changed the face of Buddhism through collecting, arranging, and disseminating the various lineage traditions of Tibet across sectarian lines. His extensive treasury collections of profound Buddhist teachings
The Ri-Me Philosophy of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Ringu Tulku
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

This compelling study of the Ri-me movement and of the major Buddhist lineages of Tibet is comprehensive and accessible. It includes an introduction to the history and philosophy of the Ri-me movement; a biography of the movement's leader, the meditation master and philosopher known as Jamgön Kongtrul the Great; helpful
The Great Path of Awakening
Language: en
Pages: 106
Authors: Koṅ-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas, Jamgon Kongtrul
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Here is a practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have used fifty-nine pithy slogans--such as "A joyous state of mind is a constant support" and "Don't talk about others' shortcomings"--as a means to awaken kindness,
Chod: The Sacred Teachings on Severance
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Jamgon Kongtru Lodro Taye
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-29 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The Treasury of Precious Instructions by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye, one of Tibet’s greatest Buddhist masters, is a shining jewel of Tibetan literature, presenting essential teachings from the entire spectrum of practice lineages that existed in Tibet. In its eighteen volumes, Kongtrul brings together some of the most important texts
Pointing Out the Great Way
Language: en
Pages: 581
Authors: Daniel P. Brown
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-28 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

This spiritual manual describes mahamudra meditation from the perspective of the “gradual path,” a progressive process of training that is often contrasted to sudden realization. The book contains a step-by-step description of the ways to practice, precise descriptions of the various stages and their intended realizations, and the typical problems

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