Jonang Foundation is a non-profit support organization, international network, and online educational resource for the Jonang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We advance research and scholarship on the Jonang, and host educational and cultural preservation initiatives that sustain and enliven this distinct tradition within contemporary contexts.
Working with the living tradition inside Tibet as well as within the international community, the purpose of Jonang Foundation is to uphold and promote understanding of the intellectual, creative, and spiritual heritage of the Jonang. Our vision is for there to be greater preservation, education, translation, documentation, and revivification for the Jonangpa, and our work is to provide these services.
Thought to be extinct, and only recently appearing to the world beyond Tibet, the Jonang comprises its own unique tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Isolated for centuries in the remote valleys of far eastern Tibet, the Jonangpa are the primary lineage-holders of the Kalachakra six-fold vajrayoga and zhentong meditative view.
As the legend is told, the local female protector deity Jomo Ngak Gyalmo visited Kunpangpa and invited him to live in her valley of Jomonang. In 1294, Kunpangpa arrived at Jomonang and settled in the Bliss-Infused Enjoyment of Space meditation cave. Since Kunpangpa settled in the valley, those who followed in the transmission lineages associated with the place of Jomonang are known as "Jonangpa," and the tradition itself as, "Jonang."
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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.
A new edition of the Tibetan language collected writings (gsung ’bum) of Dolpopa was published in 13 volumes in 2011, though it did not become available until 2013.
We are happy to announce that the Jonang Foundation 2014 Pilgrimage will be for the Horse Year Festival at Mount Kailash,Tibet. The year 2014 is the Year of the Horse according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.