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  Images of Tsongkhapa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The central figure is Tsongkhapa who is flanked by his chief disciples, Gyal Tsab and Khasdup respectively on the right and left.
Tsongkhapa, surrounded by the most important religious leaders of the Gelugpa-tradition and older and related orders.
It served as the central image of that temple until the monastery was destroyed in 1959.
sangha.net /messengers/tsongkhapa/images.htm   (384 words)

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Tsongkhapa cites the Upāliparipṛcchā Sūtra, the Mañju"srīvikrīḍita Sūtra, and the Sañchayagāthāprajñāpāramitā Sūtra.
Tsongkhapa's interpretation would have to be even bolder--or, anger of the root-cutting variety would have to be clearly restricted to only the most extraordinary moments of rage--to avoid this untenable conclusion.
Tsongkhapa would not say this, I think; however, he might argue that every unpleasant experience at least indirectly stems from one's past actions insofar as one's actions are a part of the collective karma that creates and sustains a shared environment.
www.quangduc.com /English/Ethics/26.virture.html   (7718 words)

 A Short Biography of Tsongkhapa
Tsongkhapa was born in Tsongkha (Tsong-kha), Amdo, in 1357, the fourth of six sons.
Tsongkhapa taught instead seventeen major sutra texts, all from memory, one session on each every day, starting them all on the same day and finishing them all three months later, also on the same day.
Tsongkhapa died at Ganden in 1419, at the age of 62.
berzinarchives.com /bioghaphies/short_biography_lama_tsongkhapa.html   (2630 words)

At the heart of Tsongkhapa's inner exultation is also a sense of wonder and amazement at the convergence between what appear to be two contradictory natures of things ‑ their lack of intrinsic existence on the one hand, and their coming into being by means of dependent origination on the other.
Tsongkhapa was one of the most careful of all Tibetan writers; in particular, the philosophical works of his so‑called `later period' reflect a tremendous sophistication and subtlety in his use of language.
In examining Tsongkhapa's understanding and application of the Madhyamaka dialectic, this study attempts to remain sensitive to his forms of argumentation and logical analysis, as well as to his use of rhetoric, all of which are so crucial to Tsongkhapa's style of philosophizing.
www.wordtrade.com /religion/buddhism/tibtsongkhapaR.htm   (3135 words)

 Lama Tsong Khapa Biography
Tsongkhapa was born in 1357 in the Tsongkha valley of Amdo province in northeast Tibet.
Tsongkhapa was already determined to combine scholarship with the practice of both sutra and tantra and he continued to receive tantric empowerments from a number of important masters belonging to different traditions.
Tsongkhapa donated everything he himself had received from benefactors to support this event and offered ornaments made of gold and precious stones to the famous statue of the Buddha in the main temple in Lhasa.
www.lamayeshe.com /otherteachers/khapa/ltk_bio.shtml   (1175 words)

 Gelug Teaching Lineage
Tsongkhapa with the aid of his disciples (Je Darma Rinchen and Je Dulwa Dzin-his) founded Ganden Monastery in 1409 and with the aid of two other disciples (Jamyang Choje Tashi Pelden and Jamchen Choje Shakya Yeshe) founded Drepung in 1416 and Sera in 1419.
Tsongkhapa reaffirmed Atisha's emphasis on the monastic virtues and the need to establish a firm knowledge of the sutra before graduating to the practice of tantra.
Tsongkhapa demonstrated how this goal may be reached through the differentiated states of equilibrium of dwelling in tranquillity and through special insight.
members.tripod.com /tsling0/gelug.html   (640 words)

 The Gelug Tradition
Tsongkhapa travelled extensively in search of knowledge and studied with masters of all the existing traditions beginning with Chennga Chökyi Gyelpo, from whom he received teachings on topics such as the mind of enlightenment and the Great Seal (Mahamudra).
Tsongkhapa frequently had visions of meditational deities and especially of Manjushri, with whom he could communicate to settle his questions about profound aspects of the teachings.
Tsongkhapa finally passed away at the age of sixty on the twenty-fifth of the tenth Tibetan month, entrusting his throne in Ganden to Gyeltsabjey.
www.tibet.com /Buddhism/gelug.html   (934 words)

 Relic Tour Gallery, Lama Tsongkhapa
Lama Tsongkhapa (1357 to 1419 CE) was born in the Tsong Kha region of Amdo Province in eastern Tibet.
Lama Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The other disciples also wanted the tooth, so Je Tsongkhapa placed the tooth on the altar, made offerings and prayers and the tooth is reported to have multiplied into nine relics, which he distributed among his followers.The tooth relic exhibited here is one of the nine relics that manifested from that original tooth.
www.maitreyaproject.org /en/relic/gallery-tsong-khapa.html   (265 words)

 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy
It reconstructs Tsongkhapa's theories on a number of cross-cultural philosophical topics such as issues relating to self, persons and reality, which are of primary concern to all major philosophical traditions.
The interpretations of Tsongkhapa's thought are grounded in the original works, thus enabling Tsongkhapa to speak, as far as possible, in his own voice.
Tsongkhapa's deconstruction of the "self": levels of self-hood according to Tsongkhapa; inadequacies of the Buddhist reductionist theory of "no-self"; the concept of intrinsic being; negation of intrinsic being as "no-self".
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/index.phtml?whatfor=0700712798   (480 words)

 Je Tsongkhapa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsongkhapa travelled extensively in search of knowledge and studied with more than 100 teachers of all the existing traditions all topics of the doctrine, including Dzogchen.
Tsongkhapa had often visions of meditational deities and especially of Manjushri, with whom he could communicate directly to clarify difficult points of the scriptures.
Although Tsongkhapa would finally pass away in 1419 at the age of sixty, he left to the world 18 volumes of collected teachings, with the largest amount being on Guhyasamāja tantra.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Je_Tsongkhapa   (999 words)

 Je Tsongkhapa
The third line explains that although he was an enlightened being, a manifestation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, Je Tsongkhapa did not reveal himself to be a special being but always appeared in the aspect of an ordinary practitioner.
All of this indicates that Je Tsongkhapa is a manifestation of Buddha Maitreya, who is the Protector of the hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land.
These days the tradition of Je Tsongkhapa is known as the "Gelug", or "Virtuous Tradition", and his followers are known as "Gelugpas"; but the original name of "Ganden" came from Buddha Shakyamuni.
www.meditationincolorado.org /jetsongkhapa.html   (823 words)

 Welcome to IGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Tsongkhapa was particularly attracted by Kham's emphasis on the Mahayana principles of universal compassion and altruism, valuing these qualities not only as a spiritual orientation, but more importantly, as a way of life.
However, in Tsongkhapa's tradition, the Kadam approach is combined with a strong emphasis on the cultivation of an in-depth insight into the doctrine of emptiness as propounded by Nagarjuna and Candrakirti.
Tsongkhapa enshrined into a system of learning and contemplation the need to base the above two elements of the path on a whole-hearted wish for liberation, impelled by genuine sense of renunciation.
www.exitfive.com /igs   (279 words)

 Tsongkhapa - Vikipeedia, vaba entsüklopeedia
Buddha kutsus enda õpilase Ananda ja teatas tolle juuresolekul, et lahke annetaja Tsongkhapa sünnib järgmises elus Tiibetis ja rajab Gandeni kloostri, asetab Buddhale pähe kuldse krooni ja paneb Buddha (Dharma) õpetuse taas Tiibetis vohama.
Peale lahkumist Amdost ei külastanud Tsongkhapa enam kunagi enda kodukanti.
Kauges tulevikus sünnib Tsongkhapa üheteistkümnenda Buddhana neist 1000 Buddhast, kes meie maailma peavad ilmuma.
et.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tsongkhapa   (674 words)

 Karmapa website - Buddhism - The Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism
Tsongkhapa is the founder of Drok Riwo Ganden, widely renowned as the Ganden Monastery, established in 1409 C.E. outside Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, which became the main seat of the Geluk tradition.
Je Tsongkhapa was born in the Tsongkha area of Amdo the region in eastern Tibet.
Je Tsongkhapa studied with masters of all the existing traditions of Kadam, Sakya, Kagyu and other Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and became one of the most well-known scholars and masters of the time.
www.kagyuoffice.org /buddhism.geluk.html   (1323 words)

 Ganden Monastery - The First Gelug Monastery
Ganden Monastery was founded near Lhasa in Tibet by Tsongkhapa in 1409 as the first and main Gelug monastery.
The enthusiastic zest with which the great Tsongkhapa viewed his endeavor can be sensed in his naming of this monastery.
Tsongkhapa, as the first abbot of Ganden Monastery, was the appointed head of the Gelug sect.
www.imperialtours.net /ganden.htm   (450 words)

 Cutting the Roots of Virtue
In these works he assesses the importance of the status of the recipient of anger and attempts to explain what precisely it does and does not mean to "cut the roots" of virtue for the incredible spans indicated in the Indian sources.
This is the picture that emerges from Tsongkhapa's reflections in the "Patience" chapter of his Lam rim chen mo.
Another of Tsongkhapa's examples involves a far more advanced person who has attained the path of preparation, that level at which, according to Tsongkhapa, there has been an inferential understanding of emptiness.
www.buddhistinformation.com /cutting_the_roots_of_virtue.htm   (8525 words)

 Wittgenstein, Tsongkhapa, and Interpretation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Tsongkhapa was a philosopher within the Prasangika Madhyamika school of Indo-Tibetan philosophy.
As such, the goal of Tsongkhapa is similar to that of psychoanalysis insofar as both aim to understand the mind so as to free the patient from some of its encumbering effects.
If the eventual goal of psychoanalysis was the same as that of Tsongkhapa, it would be to show to the patient in exacting and thorough detail the minutiae of his beliefs in both their sunyata and rten hbrel existence.
www.fortda.org /fall_00/wittgenstein.html   (6080 words)

 The Healing Buddha Foundation - Segyu Gaden Dhargye Ling
Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies and Chair of the Religion Department at Columbia University in New York.
The greatness of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim teaching was that he followed the patterns set forth by Atisha 400 years earlier and he systematized the path to make it very efficient and very effective so that someone else could understand the basic selflessness, compassion and renunciation that you need to then embark on tantric teachings.
And people don’t usually recognize Lama Tsongkhapa as a great founder of and streamliner and renewer of the tantric traditions as well as of the regular ethical and philosophical traditions, but he certainly was.
www.healingbuddha.org /lapislight200109_interview.asp   (1084 words)

 Geluk at AllExperts
A great admirer of the Kadampa (Bka'-gdams-pa) teachings, Tsongkhapa was an enthusiastic promoter of the Kadam School's emphasis on the Mahayana principles of universal compassion as the fundamental spiritual orientation.
Tsongkhapa said that these two aspects of the spiritual path, compassion and insight into wisdom, must be rooted in a wholehearted wish for liberation, all impelled by a genuine sense of renunciation.
After Tsongkhapa's passing, his teachings were held and kept by Gyaltsab Je and Khedrub Je who were the next abbots of Ganden monastery.
en.allexperts.com /e/g/ge/geluk.htm   (603 words)

 Guru Tsongkhapa Statues : Copper, Bronze, Brass, Silver, Wooden, Stone Guru Tsongkhapa Statues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Guru Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelukpa School and is the central figure in their Refuge Tree.
Guru Tsongkhapa is dressed as a monk and wears the yellow pandita hat this lineage has become associated with.
Guru Tsongkhapa is an emanation of Manjushri and he is often depicted with Shakyamuni Buddha in his heart.
www.himalayanmart.com /gurutsongkhapastatues.php   (254 words)

 TYS -- Review of
Je Tsongkhapa, who combined spiritual virtuosity with philosophical genius, offered innovative interpretations, which did not always sit well with his contemporaries and subsequent generations of Buddhist thinkers.
Je Tsongkhapa interpreted the Madhyamaka position on this as saying that personal identity is simply a (convenient) construct dependent on other interdependent factors, which sounds rather modern.
This is a much-needed lucid exposition of key notions within Tibetan Buddhism (and Mahayana Buddhism in general), with the added advantage of the author’s twofold ability to dig deep into the Tibetan texts and to relate traditional Tibetan concepts to contemporary philosophical discourse.
www.traditionalyogastudies.com /reviews_buddhism_self.html   (480 words)

 Amazon.ca: Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy: Tsongkhapa's Quest for the Middle Way: Books: Thupten Jinpa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate that the Middle Way philosophy's de-constructive analysis does not negate the reality of the everyday world.
This is explored both in terms of Tsongkhapa's de-construction of the self and his re-construction of person.
Tsongkhapa is perhaps known best by many as he great fourteenth-century reformer of Buddhism in Tibet. Read the first page
www.amazon.ca /Self-Reality-Reason-Tibetan-Philosophy/dp/0700712798   (322 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Svatantrika and Prasangika
On the other hand, this novelty of Tsongkhapa's is the very thing that is celebrated in Gelug, so much so that it is considered that Tsongkhpa revealed the true meaning of Madhyamaka that Indian post-Chandrakiritians like Jayananda, did not grasp, much less Tibetans.
But of course, not everyone who followed Tsongkhapa agreed with everything he said, for example, I understand that Panchen Sonam Dragpa really did criticize Tsongkhpa on certain points, and declared that he himself was the greatest Tibetan scholar that had ever lived.
Especially since prior to Tsongkhapa everyone agreed that emptiness was freedom from the proliferation of the four extremes of existence, non-existence, both and neither-- and the only thing people reaslly argued about was whether it was ok to try and prove emptiness with inferences [Svatantrika] or not [Prasangika].
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=24832   (4849 words)

 Ganden Lha Gyäma Commentary - Benefits
Without doubt Lama Tsongkhapa is the one father of all the Victorious Ones, which means Manjushri.
In one of the commentaries it says that secret obstacles are being under the control of somebody who is either an evil-doer or wrong guide, such as a king or some other being, and not having the opportunity to practice lamrim.
So, Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga practice is regarded as a great puja for the success of one's own dharma practice, as well as for others.
www.lamayeshe.com /lamazopa/glg/benefits.shtml   (1724 words)

 Monastic Interreligious Dialogue | Lama Tsongkhapa Day and Tsog Offering
As the founder of the Gelug pa order of Tibetan Buddhism, Tsongkhapa’s presence was not only of great service in the preservation of the dharma, but also in thoroughly refining the teachings.
Tsongkhapa founded Ganden Monastery – one of the greatest monasteries in Tibet –; and his popular Gelugpa tradition gave rise to many others following in this same order (such as is studied and practiced at Drepung, Sera, the Upper and Lower Tantric monasteries, as well as Namgyal Monastery).
Lama Tsongkhapa is also referred to as Shar Tsong-khapa Lobsang Dragpa; simply meaning that he was born in the eastern part of Tibet, in the Tsong-kha area, and his given name at birth was Lobsang Drakpa (meaning one who is goodhearted and famous).
www.monasticdialog.com /n.php?id=15   (303 words)

 Je Tsongkhapa | Buddhist Teacher
Je Tsongkhapa, whose ordained name was Losang Dragpa, was a great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist Master who promoted and developed the Kadampa Buddhism that Atisha had introduced three centuries earlier.
Je Tsongkhapa patiently taught the Tibetans everything they needed for their spiritual development, from the initial step of entering into a spiritual practice to the ultimate attainment of Buddhahood.
This was a golden age in Tibet, and thousands of Tibetans were inspired by Je Tsongkhapa's example of pure moral discipline, compassionate way of life, and profound, liberating wisdom.
www.meditateinlondon.org.uk /buddhist-teacher-je-tsongkhapa.php   (219 words)

 Buddhist Channel | Europe | Tibetan Butter Lamps Festival celebrated in London
Geshe Monlam Gyatso, leader of the tour group, told of the inspiring life of Tsongkhapa who passed away at the age of sixty on this day, the twenty-fifth of the tenth Tibetan month.
Tsongkhapa is the central figure in the field of positive potential.
Tsongkhapa passed away at Ganden in 1419, having attained enlightenment and many people experienced a shower of blessings at this time, including flowers falling from a sky filled with rainbows and birds never seen before.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=3,383,0,0,1,0   (548 words)

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