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Dzogchen & Zhentong

Reading through the miscellaneous guidance texts (khrid yig) of Khenpo Lodrö Drakpa, I came across a brief instruction that he gave on clarifying the distinctions between the 4 predominant Mahāyāna…

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Whose Svabhāva is It?

One of the major tripping points in Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy is identifying what is intrinsically existent ― what is referred to in Sanskrit as “svabhāva” (rang bzhin), and what is…

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Winter Newsletter

We at Jonang Foundation invite you to read the spring issue of our annual online newsletter. Contents in this issue include: What’s Happening at JF Aspiration for the Jonangpa Jonangpa.com:…

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New Translations

4 New Translations from Cyrus Stearns Courtesy of Cyrus Stearns, author of “The Buddha from Dolpo” and a member of Jonang Foundation’s Board of Directors, we have recently added four…

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Tibetan Tanjur

Collated Edition of the Tripitaka: Tibetan Tanjur This edition of the Tibetan Tanjur was put together by the Tripitika Collated Bureau at the Chinese Center for Tibetan Studies. The product…

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Jonang Nuns Project

Jonang Foundation has recently embarked upon the Jonang Nuns Project. This project was initiated during the Summer of 2007 in order to provide greater care for women Buddhist practitioners in…

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The “Other” Emptiness

The technical Tibetan term “zhentong” (gzhan stong, often mis-phoneticized “shentong”) suggests a particular view of reality, one that can be misconstrued due to the word itself. To give a simple…

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Taranatha’s “Essence”

The Essence of Zhentong Composed by the Jonang scholar Taranatha (1575-1635), the “Essence of Zhentong” (“Essence of Shentong;” other-emptiness) offers a succinct presentation of both non-Buddhist and Buddhist philosophical systems,…

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Story of Shambhala

Though the story of the mythic land Shambhala as related from the Kālachakra Tantra is well known, I thought to recount a portion of the legend here. What follows is…

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Rngog Collection

The Rngog Collection Now available for purchase is the 10 volume Rngog Collection. This collection was reproduced by Paltseg Publications along with the 7 volume Kalachakra commentary series (also available…

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