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Revival of the Bodong: A Video Interview with Geshe Pema Dorjee

As part of our ongoing work to support the preservation and revival of minority traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, we sat down to interview Geshe Pema Dorjee — the leading figure in the revivification of the Bodong tradition. The int terview with Geshe was c onducted by Jonang Foundation's director, Dr. Michael R. Sheehy at Wellesley College during February 2016, and d iscusses the history and current revival of the Bodong.

Revival of the Bodong Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism: An Interview with Geshe Pema Dorjee Video of Revival of the Bodong Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism: An Interview with Geshe Pema Dorjee Media Folder: Media Root ...

Jonang Khenpo Nangwa Rinpoche in Switzerland

Khenpo Choekyi Nangwa Rinpoche from Jonang Shimla Monastery in India will be teaching and giving a series of empowerments in Switzerland from Feb. 27 to March 05, 2014.

Khenpo Choekyi Nangwa Rinpoche is the Abbot of Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choling Monastery in Shimla, India. Born and trained in the Jonang tradition inside Tibet, he has lived in India since 1993, and served as abbot of the Jonang Shimla monastery since 1998. This is an extraordinary opportunity to recieve teachings from Rinpoche. jf_khenpo chonang_01.png ...

Jonang Kalachakra Teachings in Italy

Khenpo Choekyi Nangwa Rinpoche from Jonang Shimla Monastery in India will be teaching on the Jonang Kalachakra practices, and perform an abbreviated Kalachakra initiation along with a Vajravega authorization ritual, at Northern Shambhala Kalachakra Temple in Italy from February 14 to 23, 2014.

Shambhala Sun Auctions Pilgrimage to Kailash

A spot on the Jonang Foundation Pilgrimage to Mount Kailash for the 2014 Horse Year Festival during Saga Dawa may be bid on and bought during the Shambhala Sun Foundation's annual online auction.

Jonang Foundation has gifted one spot on the 21-day pilgrimage, Trip 02: The Great Horse Festival at Mt. Kailash (June 03-June 24) , to our friends at the Shambhala Sun Foundation . The item may be bid on during their annual online auction .

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Jonang Drogge Khenpo Palden Passes

We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of Khenpo Kunga Palden Gyatso (1964-2013), a dear teacher and friend, and a member of our Board of Advisors . jf_drogge khenpo palden.jpeg Khenpo Palden, affectionately known by many of us in the Jonangpa community as "Drogge Palden," was the chief khenpo at Drogge Monastery in Ngawa, Tibet. His tragic passing comes as shocking news. Khenpo Palden along with his driver and another monk, all from Drogge Monastery, were on route from Barkam...

Jonang Monks in Moscow, Russia

Please see the announcement that we are reposting here about the upcoming public programs by Jonang monks in Russia: Buddhist monks of Jonang tradition will construct a mandala of Kalachakra and conduct initiations and rituals in Moscow from 29.09 to 6.10 Buddhist monks from the Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choling monastery (India) will build in Moscow Kalachakra sand mandala, giving us a unique opportunity to see the top of the art of the ancient monasteries of Tibet. Jonang Monastery Takten Phuntsok Choling is the only monastery of Jonang tradition in India, where lives 120 monks who practice Kalachakra Tantra.


29.09.13 (Sunday)

12.00–13.00 The opening ceremony of...

Whispering Mountains: A Kickstarter Campaign

Whispering Mountains: The Living Presence of the Jonang is a feature-length documentary in production that tells the story of the Jonang, capturing on film for the first time this distinct tradition of Buddhism that was thought by many to be lost, but is now appearing to the world outside of its remote enclaves in far eastern Tibet. The film narrates the history of the Jonang Buddhist tradition, from their settling in central Tibet in the thirteenth century to their migration across the plateau and resettling in eastern Tibet from the mid-seventeenth century onwards up to the present-day. 3.0

Conceived a decade ago in eastern Tibet, and incorporated a year later in the U.S., Jonang Foundation is commemorating its ten year anniversay with the launch of a full upgrade to our online home: This upgrade commences version 3.0 of the website. The first generation was a few simple pages of text describing our mission, launched in 2005. By 2007, we had built a Drupal platform site. That version 2.0 site went under several improvements over the years, but none that total the overhaul that we have with this launch.

Kalkha Jetsun Dampa Passes

Kalkha Rinpoche Passes in Mongolia

jf_kalkha_01.jpg Jetsun Kalkha Rinpoche

With profound sadness, we at Jonang Foundation report the loss of His Eminence the 9th Kalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche, Dorjee Chang Jampel Namdrol Choekyi Gyaltsen. Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche was 80 years old. He passed away earlier today in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Kalkha Rinpoche was born in Lhasa in 1932 and conducted much of his studies at Gomang College of Drepung Monastery before departing Tibet for India after 1959. He spent several years working at the radio...

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