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Jonang Sect

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[[Jonang [Sect]] (Jue-nang Pai): The primary holder of the complete Dro transmission and practice linage of the Kalachakra Tantra, the Six Yogas of the Kalachakra completion stage and the shentong or “emptiness of otherview. Founded in the twelfth century by Yumo Mikyo Dorje and made famous by the brilliant monk Dolpopa Sherab Gyeltsen. In 1650, for political reasons (The Jonang had strong ties with the Mongolians), the Dalai Lama V prohibited the teaching of the shentong view of emptiness, sealed Jonang libraries, burned Jonang books, and forcibly converted the Jonang monasteries in Central Tibet to Geluk. It was generally believed that the sect had become extinct. However, many remote monasteries did survive in Eastern Tibet and have continued practicing uninterrupted to this day. It is the most mystical of the Tibetan traditions with many highly accomplished practitioners including current Dharma Kings Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo (H.H. Penam Rinpoche) and H.H. Jigme Dorje.

see also; Jonang

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