Jonang

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Part of a series of teachings given March 19-21, 2011, at a retreat on the Varieties of Madhyamaka at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Reason for Tsongkhapa’s use of qualifiers in explaining how things exist
  • Passages from the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra by Maitreya
  • Life of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen and how he came to form the Jonang lineage and the Shentong Madhyamaka philosophy
    • Why his view is considered incorrect
  • The view known as “Other Emptiness” originated with Jonang
    • Interpreted differently by other Tibetan traditions
  • Jonangpa was wildly popular in Tibet when Tsongkhapa came along
  • Criticism of the Jonang position an essential element of Tsongkhapa’s life’s work

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