Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye

Jamg

Items 1 to 15 of 20 total

per page

Items 1 to 15 of 20 total

per page

ARTICLES

Sakyasribhadra: A Reader's Guide to the 12th Century Kashmiri Pandita

Image from HAR Sakyasribhadra, also known as Sakyasri or Khache Panchen, was an important Kashmiri pandita in the 12th and early 13th centuries who came to Tibet. His full biography is on the Treasury of Lives site. He has a connection with many of the lineages in Tibet extant during his visit. ...
Continue Reading >>

Jamgon Kongtrul Reader's Guide

Jamgön Kongtrul Lodro Thaye was one of the greatest masters of Tibetan history, who the Tibetologist Gene Smith referred to as Tibet’s Leonardo. It’s difficult to imagine a master who was so learned, spent much of his time in retreat, gave countless initiations and teachings, and yet still...
Continue Reading >>

The Thirteen Core Indian Buddhist Texts: A Reader's Guide

There are thirteen classics of Indian Mahayana philosophy, still used in Tibetan centers of education throughout Asia and beyond.  They cover the subjects of vinaya, abhidharma, Yogacara, Madhyamika, and the path of the Bodhisattva.  They are some of the most frequently quoted texts found in...
Continue Reading >>

Kalachakra Tantra Reader's Guide

The Kalachakra, or “Wheel of Time,” tantra and cycles of teachings and practices are, on the surface, well known among practitioners and those interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Yet it is considered one of the highest teachings of tantra—a highly complex one where initiates take...
Continue Reading >>

SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

Jamgon Kongtrul on the Creation Phase

In this excerpt taken from the Introduction to The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Eight, Part Three: The Elements of Tantric Practice, the translator gives an interesting synopsis of aspects of practice that are covered in greater detail in the text. Kongtrul discusses many details of the...
Continue Reading >>

The Treasury of Knowledge: Systems of Buddhist Tantra, Book 6, Part 4

The following excerpts are taken from the introduction by Elio Guarisco to The Treasury of Knowledge, Book 6: Systems of Buddhist Tantra, by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé, translated by Ingrid Loken McLeod and Elio Guarisco The Meaning of Tantra To those who would embark on a quest for...
Continue Reading >>

The Powers of Tenth-Ground Bodhisattvas

The following article is from the Winter, 2012 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. When bodhisattvas come back and start working on their mind again, they remember their previous existences...
Continue Reading >>

Recognize Your Sacred Ground

The following article is from the Autumn, 2011 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. The phenomena of the wheel of life and of transcendence of suffering arise from the creative display...
Continue Reading >>