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ཏཱ་ར་ནཱ་ཐ་
Tāranātha(1575 - 1634) 
In the history of the Jonang tradition Tāranātha is second in importance only to Dölpopa himself. He was responsible for the Jonang renaissance in U-Tsang during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and the widespread revitalization of the zhentong teachings. Like his previous incarnation, Kunga Drolchok, Tāranātha practiced and taught from many different lineages and was nonsectarian in his approach to realization. He was also one of the last great Tibetan translators of Sanskrit texts. The abbot of Jonang Monastery, he emphasized the practice of the Sakya teachings of Lamdre and the esoteric instructions of the Shangpa Kagyu, but he specially focused on the explication of the Kālacakra Tantra and the practice of its Six-branch Yoga as the most profound of all the teachings given by the Buddha. It is clear in his writings that Tāranātha considered Dölpopa to be the ultimate authority in matters of doctrine and practice.

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  • ཀུན་དགའ་སྙིང་པོ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • kun dga' snying po · other names (Wylie)

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  • Jonang · religious affiliation
  • Kun dga' grol mchog · emanation of
  • Buddhagupta · teacher
  • Karmapa, 9th · teacher

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