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Origins: Myth and History

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the origins of the Gathering of Intentions, both historical and mythical. It includes discussions of the authorship of the tantra and the system of transmissions (brgyud pa ... More


The Gathering of Intentions in Early Tibetan Tantra

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the place of the Gathering of Intentions within the larger development of tantric Buddhism and Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé’s late ninth-century Tibetan commentary, the Armor against ... More


The Spoken Teachings

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the early Zur tradition, the twelfth-century founding of Katok monastery by Dampa Deshek, and the consolidation of the Spoken Teachings (bka’ ma) canon of the Nyingma School.


The Rise of the Sutra Initiation

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the development of the Sutra Initiation (Mdo dbang) tradition through a series of increasingly elaborate ritual manuals dating from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries.


Returns to the Origin

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the development of the Gathered Great Assembly (Tshogs chen ’dus pa) in eastern Tibet and its role in several twentieth-century attempts to revive and preserve the ritual ... More


Dorjé Drak and the Formation of a New Lineage

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter reveals the political motivations behind the construction of a new lineage for the Sutra Initiation tradition by the seventeenth-century master Dorjé Drak Rikdzin Pema Trinlé. Central to ... More


The Mindröling Tradition

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the rise of the Mindröling tradition, with a particular focus on the ritual systems of the Spoken Teachings and how the brothers, Terdak Lingpa and Lochen Dharmaśrī, worked to ... More


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