Jonangpa

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Jonangpa (jo nang)


A practitioner or master of the Jonang lineage. This lineage of masters are associated with the Shentong School and were known by their monastery at Jomo Nang. They include Kunpang Thukje Tsondru, the founder of the school, Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen and Taranatha.

1) The Jonang tradition; 2) The place called, "Jomonang" abbreviated and known as "Jonang" in Utsang, South Central Tibet; 3) One of the five Tibetan Buddhist traditions along with the Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, and Geluk; 4) The tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that holds the Six Vajra Yogas of the 'bro lineage of the Kalachakra Tantra and the zhen tong ('shentong') view based upon the Buddha's Third Turning or third set of sutra discourses; 5) Lineage masters of the Jonang tradition include: yu mo mi bskyod rdo rje (11th century) who was an early forefather of the tradition, kun spangs thugs rje brtson 'grus (1243-1313) who was the founder of Jonang Monastery and the Jonang tradition as we know it today, kun mkhyen dol po pa shes rab rgyal mtshan (1292-1361) who wrote extensively on both sutra and tantra zhentong, kun dga' grol mchog (1507-66), rje btsun Taranatha (1575-1653), 'ba' mda' dge legs (1844-1912), and mkhan po blo gros grags pa (1920-75).



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