Je Tsongkhapa | Works & Life

Je Tsongkhapa | Life & Biography

Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was born in the Tsongkha region of Amdo in 1357. Today the location of Tsongkhapa's birth is marked by Kumbum Monastery, founded in 1583 by the Third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso (1543-1588) on the spot of the original Stūpa. At the age of 16 the young Je Tsongkhapa travelled to U-Tsang, never to return to his homeland. Tsongkhapa died in 1419 at

Je Tsongkhapa | Overview of Works

Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was born during a crucial period in the second development of Tibetan Buddhism, which had started at the end of the 10th century. One of the important questions debated during this period was the relation between monasticism and tantric practice. Je Tsongkhapa devoted much of his work to the continuation of this moral tradition, and wrote Lam rim (Extensive Stages of the

3 Principal Aspects of the Path | Tsongkhapa

Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). I shall try to explain, the essential meaning of all the scriptural pronouncements of the Triumphant Ones, the Path praised by the Triumphants’ holy offspring, the fording passage for the fortunate desiring liberation. Even if you have built up as habits Renunciation and a Bodhichitta aim, still, you have to develop the discriminating awareness

Foundation for Good Qualities | Tsongkhapa

The Foundation for Good Qualities by Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). (Healthy) reliance on a kind spiritual master, the foundation for all good qualities, is the root of the path. Seeing this well, I request inspiration to rely with great appreciation, through many endeavours. I request inspiration quickly to develop on my mind-stream a path that combines the pair: a stilled, settled mind and an exceptionally perceptive mind.

Praise of Dependent Arising | Tsongkhapa

In Praise of Dependent Arising by Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). Unawareness is the root of as much torment as there is in the world. Thus, you spoke of dependent arising, which, if seen, turns that back. How could those with intelligence not have comprehended the path of dependent arising as being the essential point of your teachings? “Whatever depends on conditions is devoid of a self-establishing nature.”