Rime -- Buddhism without Prejudice : The Nineteenth Century Non-Sectarian Movement & its Tibetan Context
The Nineteenth Century Rime (non-sectarian) movement played a major role in shaping modern Tibetan Buddhism. This book provides an overview of the movement, the major figures within it, its background context and why it has exerted such an enduring influence. The central figures in the Rime movement opposed the solidification and political rivalries of the various Buddhist lineages and schools while encouraging the study and practice of them all. The movement played an important role in reviving marginalised traditions and saving others on the point of extinction. The majority of Tibetan lamas teaching in the West, including His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, have been influenced by the Rime movement, and a number of important present-day lineages are directly connected to it. An appreciation of this movement is therefore invaluable for understanding Tibetan Buddhism as it is currently practised.
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 150 x 230 x 11.68mm | 346g
- 18 Mar 2013
- Shogam Publications
- Carlton North, VIC, Australia
Table of contents
Preface; Note on names & transliteration; Acknowledgements; Introduction. Section 1: The Schools & their Relations; The period in which the Schools arose; The Schools & Politics in Tibet; Monastic Organisation; Monasticism & intellectual study; Schools & lineages; Loss of lineages. Section 2: Some Antecedents of the Rime Movement; The Buddha & the idea of skillful means; The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339); Mahamudra & Dzogchen; Karma Chagme (1613-1678); Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798) & the heritage of Longchenpa (1308-1364); Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdroel (1781-1851); Fourth Panchen Lama, Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen (1570-1662) & Khoentoenpa (1561-1637). Section 3: East Tibet & the Rime Movement; East Tibetan Context; Upheaval in nineteenth century Kham; Bon in East Tibet; Termas (gter ma) & tertoens (gter ston); The life of Jamgoen Kongtrul; The five treasuries of Jamgoen Kongtrul; Jamgoen Kongtrul & shentong; Jamgoen Kongtrul & Chokgyur Lingpa; The three-year retreat & the eight practice lineages; Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892); Jamyang Khyentsea's inspiration of Rime; Background & early life of Jamyang Khyentse; Jamyang Khyntse & the Longchen Nyingthig; Jamyang Khyntse & the terma tradition; Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829-1870); Chokgyur Lingpa, The Great Treasure Revealer; Life & principle termas of Chokgyur Lingpa; Chokgyur Lingpa & Rime; Dza Patrul Rinpoche, Orgyen Jikme Choekyi; Wangpo (1808-1887); Mipham Rinpoche, Jamgoen Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912); Mipham the philosopher; Life of Mipham; Mipham's philosophical position; Mipham, Kongtrul & logic-a short anecdote; Mipham's other interests. Section 4:The Heritage of the Rime Movement; Khenpo Shenga, Shenpen Choekyi Lodroe (1893-1959); Dilgo Khyntse Tashi Peljor, Rabsel Dawa (1910-1991); Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920-1996); Kalu Rinpoche, Karma Drubgyu Tenzin, Ranjung Kunkhyab (1905-1989); Dezhung Rinpoche, Kunga Tenpay Nyima (1906-1987); Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (b. 1935); Conclusion; Notes; Recommended Reading; Bibliography; Table of Tibetan Names; Index.
About Peter Oldmeadow
Peter Oldmeadow is a well-known academic and Buddhist Philosopher. He is the author of numerous books and articles and is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies at The University of Sydney.