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No Wonder NKT Bans

Gyatso claimed he founded the New Kadampa tradition. False. Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) did 600+ years ago. The Kadampa tradition was founded 300+ years before that by Atisha. Gyatso's NKT simply (mis)appropriates Tsongkhapa and his tradition for a real estate business subsidized by taxpayers, incorporated in 1991 (and struts around fake know-it-all clergy dressed to look like Tibetan monks and nuns....minus the 2,500 year old vows of Buddhist monastics).

Gyatso claimed he alone was protecting the legacy of Tsongkhapa. False again.

Actually, Gyatso essentially stole the name New Kadampa Tradition from Tsongkhapa and taught little about Tsongkhapa, an intensely important figure in Tibetan Buddhism, which Gyatso claimed is corrupt (false again). (Tsongkhapa had no use for trademarks and copyrights)

Gyatso banned anything written by Tsongkhapa, one of the most prolific and consequential authors in human history. Tsongkhapa wrote about 70 significant contributions to Tibetan Buddhist literature based on his exhaustive study of all forms of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and massive resume of initiations, teachers, transmissions, meditations, realizations, visions and practice.Tsongkhapa had a life long conversation with and guidance from Manjushri. (Atisha's writings are also banned inside NKT)

Gyatso discussed Tsongkhapa little more than spelling his name.

Gyatso's defilement of Tsongkhapa is evident by reading anything written by or about Tsongkhapa.

You too, if you are not in NKT, will be immersed by the new and detailed biography of Tsongkhapa's life. 'Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows' (Publisher: Shambhala, November 12, 2019). It is an eloquent life's journey through the full range of Buddha's teachings and their embrace and penetrating appreciation by a joyous voyager.

A devout monastic, Tsongkhapa took on the difficult task of locating and studying all of the Indian Buddhist classics available in Tibet in his day. He went on to synthesize this knowledge into a holistic approach to the path of awakening. In an achievement of incredible magnitude, he integrated the pivotal yet disparate Mahayana teachings on emptiness while retaining the important role of critical reason and avoiding the extreme of negating the reality of the everyday world. Included in this volume is a discussion of Tsongkhapa’s early life and training; his emergence as a precociously intelligent Buddhist mind; the composition of his Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Great Exposition of Tantra, and many other important works; and his founding of the Lhasa Prayer Festival and Ganden Monastery. This is a necessary resource for anyone interested in Tsongkhapa’s transformative effect on the understanding and practice of Buddhism in Tibet in his time and his continued influence today. "After the Buddha, no historical figure is more frequently represented in Tibetan art than Tsongkhapa. Yet, despite his fame, for centuries he has remained a two-dimensional figure on a Tibetan thangka. Until now. Drawing on a wealth of previously unstudied materials, many dating from Tsongkhapa’s own lifetime, Thupten Jinpa transforms Tsongkhapa from a static icon into a complex and fascinating human being, his genius only heightened by his humanity." —Donald Lopez, Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, University of Michigan

Each of this new book's 500 pages is brilliant. You may not be able leave reading this book about this sublme teacher until finished.

Relive Tsongkhapa's profound and transformative journey through Tibet as he accumulates insights and shares them.

You will be stunned, thrilled and mesmerized. Awed. His very life is like the 'stages of the path'.

You will realize holiness and greatness.

You will absorb deep insights into Sutrayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

You will witness a pinnacle of glory and joy, and gain access to the greatest synthesis of Buddhist traditions and teachings ever researched and assembled.

You will be humbled...in a very good way.

You will be encouraged and inspired.

You may surge in joy, peace and gratitude as Tsongkhapa did in 1397, the year of his own breakthrough with emptiness.

Incidentally, you will find nothing about Gyatso's demon god Shugden in anything written by or about Tsongkhapa.

No wonder Gyatso bans almost every book about Buddhism and all books about or by Tsongkhapa, a true wonder of this world. His NKT business would be recognized as a sham and evaporate.

"First I sought wide and extensive learning.
Second I perceived all teachings as personal instructions.
FInally, I engaged in meditative practice day and night.
All these I dedicated to the flourishing of the Buddha's teaching.

Bring glory to the minds who seek liberation,
And may they long uphold the enlightened deeds of the buddhas."