This course is based upon the book by Ringu Tulku, The Rime Philosophy of Jamgon Kongtrul. Beginning with an awe inspiring biography of Jamgon Kongtrul, this text presents a wonderfully clear and concise summary of major sections of Kongtrul's great Treasury of Knowledge, from books four and eight. In particular, we will study the transmission from India to Tibet of both the five core topics of Buddhist study and the major vajrayana practice cycles; explore the history and philosophy of the Eight Great Practice Lineages within Tibet; and conclude with the text’s excellent and thorough presentation of the Rangtong and Shentong Madhyamaka views.
- "Jamgon Kongtrul and the Nonsectarian Movement" by E. Gene Smith
- "Khyentse and Kongtrul Incarnations" by E. Gene Smith
- The Life of Chokgyur Lingpa