Rongtön Sheja Künrig Series
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You dwell in the forest of prodigious learning,
Boast a flowing mane of the seven logical treatises,
And are strengthened by affirmation and refutation—
Lion of Speech, Rongtön, at your feet I bow.
Texts by and about Rongtön Sheja Kunrig (rong ston shes bya kun rig), also known as Shakya Gyaltsen, (shakya rgyal mtshan, 1367-1449), who was one of the greatest scholars of the Sakya school and founded Nalendra Monastery in 1436:
- The Joyous Entrance to the Path to Liberation: How to Practise the Six Transcendent Perfections | Advice
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
Stages of Meditation
- Adornment to Invincible Maitreya’s Intent: Stages of Meditation on the Instructions of the Ultimate Continuum of the Great Vehicle (Mahāyānottaratantra) | Uttaratantra
- Feast of Ambrosia: Instructions on Practising Fourfold Emptiness, the Meaning of the Heart of Transcendent Wisdom | Prajñāpāramitā
Three Gateways to Liberation
- Elucidating the Essence of the Instructions for Entering the Three Gateways to Liberation | Emptiness
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 | Emptiness
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).