Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ABSTRACT



      
The Dissemination of Lamdre (lam‘bras) Teaching of Sakya Tradition in Tibet.
The Sakya Tradition is one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Khon Konchok Gyalpo in the eleventh century AD and propagated by the five founding masters of the Sakya tradition popularly known as "gong ma lnga". Through the efforts of these masters, the great deal of Sutras and Tantric teachings of Indian Buddhism were assimilated into the spiritual life of Tibetan masters. One of the most famous teachings among these is Hevajra Tantra, whose transmission originated with the Indian Mahasiddha Virupa and had been brought to Tibet by the Yogin Gayadhara, the techer of Drogmi Lotsawa, who then passed the transmission to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092-1158, one of the five founding masters of Sakya tradition). The lineage has been successfully preserved to this day by many masters of the Sakya tradition.
The fundamental and unique teaching of Sakya school is known as Lamdre (the Path and its Fruit) which is rooted in Hevajra Tantra.  The origins of the Lamdre lineage are traced in the Indian Tantric Yogin Virupa. The Lamdre lineage was introduced to Tibet by the Tibetan translator Drokmi lotsava, who imparted the transmission to the great Sakya master Kunga Nyingpo. The philosophical view of "Ultimate Reality" as expounded in the Sakya school is the view of "Non-apprehension of Luminosity and Emptiness (gsal stong 'dzin med) or "Inseparability of Samsara and Nirvana is the view of the Lamdre teaching and this technical term is exclusively employed in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Lamdre is highly regard as one of the most important and precious literatures of Sakya tradition which generally deals with the esoteric teachings of Mahanuttara-yoga-tantra and Hevajra Tantra. 
Pema wangchuk
M.A First Year 

This is my first paper presentation during Buddhist Seminar at Visva-Bharati University, Indo-Tibetan Department.

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