Rongtön Sheja Künrig Series
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Rongtön Sheja Kunrig (rong ston shes bya kun rig), also known as Shakya Gyaltsen, (shakya rgyal mtshan, 1367-1449) was one of the greatest scholars of the Sakya school, renowned especially for his mastery of the prajñāpāramitā teachings. He founded Nalendra Monastery in 1436.
- The Joyous Entrance to the Path to Liberation: How to Practise the Six Transcendent Perfections | Advice
- The Garland of Jewel Ornaments : The Stages of Meditating on the Bodhicaryāvatāra | Bodhicaryāvatāra
A précis of Rongtön's larger text of instructions on the Middle Way entitled The Moon Rays of Crucial Points, which includes advice on the view, meditation and action that facilitate an understanding of Madhyamaka.
- The Sun that Causes the Lotus of Intelligence to Bloom: In Praise of the Lineage of Gurus for the Noble Abhidharma | Abhidharma
Three Gateways to Liberation
- Elucidating the Essence of the Instructions for Entering the Three Gateways to Liberation | Buddhist Philosophy
In this short work, Rongtön clarifies the teachings on the samādhi (ting nge 'dzin) meditations related to the three gateways to liberation (rnam thar sgo gsum): emptiness, the absence of characteristics and the wishless.
- The Excellent Path of the Great Vehicle: How to Meditate on the Three Gateways to Liberation According to the Mahāyāna | Buddhist Philosophy
A brief explanation of the "three gateways to liberation" (rnam thar sgo gsum) according to the Mahāyāna, i.e., emptiness (śūnyatā; stong pa nyid), absence of characteristics (mtshan ma med pa), and wishlessness (smon pa med pa).