Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen

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Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (Tibetan: ཤར་རྫ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་རྒྱལ་མཚནWylie: shar rdza bkra shis rgyal mtshan) (1859 - 1933[1] or 1935[2]) was a great Dzogchen master of the Bon tradition of Tibet who took not only Bon disciples, but gathered students from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.[3]

According to tradition, Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen famously realized the rainbow body.

Chaoul (2006) opened the discourse of Bon traditions of Trul khor into Western scholarship in English with his thesis from Rice University, which makes reference to writings of Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, particularly the Most Profound Heavenly Storehouse None Other than the Oral Transmission of Trul Khor Energy Control Practices (Wylie: yang zab nam mkha' mdzod chen las snyan rgyud rtsa rlung 'phrul 'khor).[4]

Literary works[edit]

  • 'The Self-Dawning of the Three Bodies' (Tibetan: སྐུ་གསུམ་རང་ཤརWylie: sku gsum rang shar)[5]
  • byang zab nam mkha' mdzod chen las snyan rgyud rtsa rlung 'phrul 'khor (a Commentary on Trul Khor)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lopön Tenzin Namdak and Dixey, Richard (2002). Heart Drops of Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice of the Bön Tradition. Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 1559391723, p.4
  2. ^ Lopön Tenzin Namdak and Dixey, Richard (2002). Heart Drops of Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice of the Bön Tradition. Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 1559391723, p.7
  3. ^ Gorvine, William M. (2006). The Life of a Bonpo Luminary: Sainthood, Partisanship and Literary Representation in a 20th Century Tibetan Biography. Dissertation. University of Virginia: Department of Religious Studies. Source: [1] (accessed: Saturday October 31, 2009)
  4. ^ Chaoul, Marco Alejandro (2006). Magical Movements ('phrul 'khor): Ancient Yogic Practices in the Bon Religion and Contemporary Medical Perspectives. Houston, Texas, USA: Rice University.
  5. ^ Gorvine, William M. (2006). The Life of a Bonpo Luminary: Sainthood, Partisanship and Literary Representation in a 20th Century Tibetan Biography. Dissertation. University of Virginia: Department of Religious Studies. Source: [2] (accessed: Saturday October 31, 2009), p.2

References[edit]

  • Lopön Tenzin Namdak and Dixey, Richard (2002). Heart Drops of Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice of the Bön Tradition. Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 1559391723
  • Gorvine, William M. (2006). The Life of a Bonpo Luminary: Sainthood, Partisanship and Literary Representation in a 20th Century Tibetan Biography. Dissertation. University of Virginia: Department of Religious Studies. Source: [3] (accessed: Saturday October 31, 2009)