Tsen Tradition

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GlossaryTsen Tradition

Tibetan Noun

Tsen Tradition

བཙན་ལུགས་

Basic Meaning

Tsen Khawoche's "meditative tradition" of exegesis of the Uttaratantra; one of two major Tibetan traditions of exegesis, both stemming from students of Sajjana.

Has the Sense of

Also known as the "meditative tradition" (sgom lugs), this form of exegesis was primarily concerned with the practical application of the teachings contained in the Uttaratantra as a means to experience buddha-nature for oneself. However, both the Tsen Tradition and its opposing counterpart the Ngok Tradition reportedly came from a single source, the Kashmiri scholar-yogi Sajjana.

Associated People

Dölpopa Sherab Gyaltsen
1292 ~ 1361
Gö Lotsāwa Zhönu Pal
1392 ~ 1481
Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje
1284 ~ 1339
Tsen Khawoche
1021
Tāranātha
1575 ~ 1634
Zu Gawai Dorje
11th Century
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Term Variations
Key Term Tsen Tradition
Topic Variation Meditative Tradition
Tibetan བཙན་ལུགས་  ( tsen luk)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration btsan lugs  ( tsen luk)
Term Information
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Tsen Khawoche's "meditative tradition" of exegesis of the Uttaratantra; one of two major Tibetan traditions of exegesis, both stemming from students of Sajjana.
Has the Sense of Also known as the "meditative tradition" (sgom lugs), this form of exegesis was primarily concerned with the practical application of the teachings contained in the Uttaratantra as a means to experience buddha-nature for oneself. However, both the Tsen Tradition and its opposing counterpart the Ngok Tradition reportedly came from a single source, the Kashmiri scholar-yogi Sajjana.
Related Terms sgom lugs
Related Topic Pages Ngok Tradition
Term Type Noun
Definitions
Other Definitions As cited in Kano 2006 (see Appendix H, p. 624), according to Jamgön Kongtrul's commentary on the Uttaratantra, The Unassailable Lion's Roar, the lineage of the Tsen Tradition is:
  • Sajjana
  • gZus dga' ba'i rdo rje
  • bTsan dri med shes rab
  • Rang byung rdo rje
  • Karma dkon gzhon
  • Karma phrin las pa
  • 'Gos gZhon nu dpal
  • Dol po pa
  • Tāranātha
  • Chos kyi don grub
  • Kun zhig Chos kyi byung gnas
  • lHa lung karma bstan 'phel