Tsen Tradition

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Key Term Tsen Tradition
Topic Variation Meditative Tradition
Hover Popup Choices Meditative Tradition; meditative tradition; sgom lugs; btsan lugs; Btsan Tradition
Featured People Btsan kha bo cheGzus dga' ba'i rdo rje
In Tibetan Script བཙན་ལུགས་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration btsan lugs
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering tsen luk
Term Type Noun
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Tsen Khawoche's "meditative tradition" of exegesis of the Uttaratantra; it is 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
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