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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Dissemination of Lamdre (lam‘bras) Teaching of Sakya Tradition in Tibet.
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.
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.