1st Jonang Council, Tsangwa Monastery 1994
Vision of the Council
The Jonang Standing Council for the Benefit of the Buddha's Teachings and All Beings was organized in 2005 in response to a consensus among the main elder Jonang exemplars inside Tibet/China that a committee be formed in order to guide the future of the Jonang tradition through collective wisdom.
Purposes of the Council
3rd Jonang Council, Sey Monastery, 2006
Building alliances and collaborative efforts among Jonang establishments
Sustaining the distinctive Jonang heritage of the Kalachakra Tantra and zhentong contemplative view
Overseeing the development of institutions that support Jonang monastic education inside Tibet/China
Facilitating the emergence and flourishing of the Jonang tradition within the wider international community
Hosting the Annual Zhentong Assembly and events that encourage understanding of Jonang thought and practice
Publishing seminal Tibetan texts of the Jonang literary corpus
Translating selected works of Jonang Tibetan literature into foreign languages
Gathering annually to discuss collective future plans and project
Role of Jonang Foundation
Jonang Foundation was established in 2005 in order to support, and serve as a liaison organization for the efforts, ambitions, and decisions of the Jonang Standing Council and the Jonang tradition in general, both within Tibet/China and within the greater global context.
Current Events & Projects
- Annual Zhentong Assembly: A Discussion of the Definitive Secret Zhentong Madhyamaka from Shambhala and the Jonang Tradition
- Jonang Publication Series: A series of Jonang books selected from sutra and tantra works on the secret definitive meaning found within Jonang Tibetan Buddhist literature.
Jonang Foundation Council Members
Khenpo Kunga Sherab Saljay Rinpoche
Senior Advisor of Jonang Foundation and Chief Director of the Jonang Standing Council
Board Member of Jonang Foundation and Secretary of the Jonang Standing Council
Michael R. Sheehy
President of Jonang Foundation and Representative of the Jonang Standing Council