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The life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great

Author: Alex Gardner
Publisher: Boulder : Snow Lion, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Gardner, Alex (Alexander Patten).
Life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great.
Boulder : Snow Lion, 2019
(DLC) 2018030207
(OCoLC)1055568794
Named Person: Kong-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas; Kong-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Gardner
ISBN: 9780834842090 0834842092
OCLC Number: 1110724918
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Kham --
Birth, youth, and early education, 1813-1829 --
Zhechen, 1829-1833 --
Pelpung, 1833-1834 --
Early Kagyu foundations I: teachings at Karma Gon, 1834 --
Early Kagyu foundations II: early retreats, dreams, and visions, 1835-1837 --
The fourteenth Karmapa, 1836-1839 --
Dreams of the masters, 1839-1841 --
Khyentse Wangpo and the deaths of Wongen and the old chieftain, 1840-1842 --
Age 30, 1842 --
Kongtrul's retreat, 1842-1846 --
Gyarong and Kuntrul, 1846-1848 --
Khyentse, Dabzang, and the King of Derge. or the language of love and power. 1848-1853 --
Past lives revealed, the death of Situ, and the treasury of Kagyu tantra, 1853-1855 --
Chokgyur Lingpa, 1853-1855 --
The birth of the treasury of revelations, Dzongsho Deshek Dupai Podrang Hermitage, and the first opening of Tsadra, 1855-1857 --
Tibet, 1857-1859 --
Government service and the tenth Situ's enthronement, 1858-1860 --
The first retreat and Rimay, part one, 1860-1862 --
The treasury of knowledge and Rimay, part two, 1861 --
The Nyarong War, 1859-1865 --
Aftermath I: make love not war, 1865-1868 --
Aftermath II: Kongtrul's Kham Gazetteer, the death of Chokgyur Lingpa, and treasury of instruction, 1867-1871 (Rimay part 3) --
Revelations, pilgrimage at Tsadra, and expulsion from Pelpung, 1871-1874 --
Exile from Pelpung, 1874-1886 --
Old age and the death of Khyentse Wangpo, 1886-1897 --
Death of Kongtrul and Rimay, part 4.
Responsibility: Alex Gardner.

Abstract:

"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, writer, and teacher from the eastern Tibetan kingdom of Dergé. During the nineteenth century, this region experienced extreme sectarian and political divides, during which Jamgon Kongtrul, along with Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Chokgyur Lingpa, set about collecting, teaching, and transmitting the major practice traditions found in Tibet. They focused particularly on preserving declining lineages. This conservation project, 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, came to be known as the Rimé or "unbiased" tradition. Jamgon Kongtrul is perhaps the most famous among these Rimé figures. This is the most accessible work available on Jamgon Kongtrul's life, writings, and influence, writen as a truly engaging historical biography. Alexander Gardner, who is a specialist of Jamgon Kongtrul, provides an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist teachers to have ever lived"--

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