NEW TRANSLATION: “Condensed Essence of Empty-of-Other” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Here is the first English translation (and publication) of a short text, Condensed Essence of the Presentation of Empty-of-Other, by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (‘jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse’ dbang po, 1820 – 1892), one of the most eminent and accomplished nineteenth century Tibetan Buddhist masters. For more information about him, see his Treasury of Lives biography… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: “Condensed Essence of Empty-of-Other” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

NEW BOOK on Great Middle Way ‘Empty-of-Other’: ‘The Celestial Drum of Victory’ by living Jonang lineage holder, Khentrul Rinpoche

Today, is the birthday of living Jonang lineage teacher in exile, Khentrul Rinpoche, who is based in Australia.  Although I have never met this teacher, his activities for Jonang and Kālacakra are impressive indeed and worthy of mention. Today, he announced the publication of his new book on the Jonang view of the Great Middle… Continue reading NEW BOOK on Great Middle Way ‘Empty-of-Other’: ‘The Celestial Drum of Victory’ by living Jonang lineage holder, Khentrul Rinpoche

On the meaning and translation of ‘Shentong’ – a modern debate?

A modern, scholarly debate? I was recently involved in an online ‘debate’ with two renowned white, male scholars of Tibetan Buddhism,  Dr. Michael Sheehy and Prof. Klaus-Dieter Mathes, regarding their translation of the philosophical term, shentong (gzhan stong) as ‘the other-emptiness’, see here and here. This translation is given as the title of their new… Continue reading On the meaning and translation of ‘Shentong’ – a modern debate?