New Jonang

Jonangpa Lineage Tree

The New Jonang Community is a western branch of Great Middle Way Buddhism. It arose, as with all Buddhist communities, from the teachings, example, and blessings of Buddha Shakyamuni. These were then transmitted through a lineage of realized Buddhist Masters, including the Protector Maitreya, the Superior Nagarjuna, the Holy Brothers Asanga and Vasubandhu, the Omniscient Dolpopa, and the Noble Taranatha.

We use the term New Jonang to give the revitalized teachings of the Great Middle Way a distinct identity within the wider Buddhist world. By using this term, we make clear that practitioners of this community are following the teachings and example of the unbroken lineage.

The word New is used not to imply that it is re-created or recently re-interpreted, but rather that it is a presentation of the Dharma in a form that is appropriate to the needs and conditions of the contemporary world. By using the term Jonang, we encourage all to follow the perfect example of simplicity and purity of practice shown by the Great Middle Way Masters throughout history.

May the sun that illumines the Mountain Dharma of Kunchen Dolpopa’s Great Middle Way, having risen in Tibet, now shine over the West.

By the merit accrued through the pure thoughts, words, and deeds of the Jonangpas, may the teachings, example, and blessings of Buddha Shakyamuni and the Buddha from Dolpo remain and flourish for the greater good and happiness of all beings.

om ah guru vajradhara

sribhadra vidyadvaja

sarva siddhi hum hum

9 Responses to New Jonang

  1. Zach says:

    Wonderful to see these blogs you have set up Tashi! I sincerely hope you flourish the New Jonang presentation in the west as the sun shines in the midday sky. :)

  2. paul reid says:

    Hey would you please send me a manual of sorts on how to step by step do shentong meditation.and what i mean by send is email it to me please.

    peace and love

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      Dear Paul,

      The view of zhentong informs our meditation, but it is not a specific technique. Any meditation technique can be practiced with a zhentong view. It is often associated with the six-fold Vajra Yoga of the Kalachakra, but even basic breath-awarenes can be practiced from a zhentong perspective.

      • paul reid says:

        Okay, mabey i shoild be more specific in my question.shentong difines your view of tathagatagarbha,the view of buddha nature(tathagatagarbha) is different in aspect of which view of emptiness you hold.(simply said shentong view of buddha nature my be completely different than how a rangtong views buddha nature.

        With that said with the shentong view how does one go about meditating to se

      • paul reid says:

        Sorry my phone prematureally sent.
        the nirvana sutra says to meditate on the true self to see the buddha nature, so can you send me a manual via email that will help me practice a meditation that will help me see my tathagatagarbha(buddha nature) based on the shentong view of buddha nature.
        Peace and love

  3. Alexandra says:

    Thank you, dear Tashi Nyima, for your blogs which I love to read. I have one question: Are you somehow acquainted with http://www.littlelama.org/ ? With love, Alexandra

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      Dear Alexandra, thank you for your kind encouragement. Yes, I am acquainted with the Pharping Jonang Monastery (LittleLamas), and our Sangha sponsors various students there. –Tashi Nyima

      • Alexandra says:

        Dear Tashi Nyima, how nice! I am sponsoring three little lama students from the littlelama.org project, too. Buddha blessings, with love, Alexandra

      • Tashi Nyima says:

        Thank you! This new generation of Jonang Lamas will spread the definitive Dharma of the Great Middle Way throughout the world!

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