Of the four continents surrounding Mount Meru in Buddhist cosmology, this is the southern continent where human beings live. The other three continents are Godaniya in the west; Kuru in the north and Videha in the east.
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Glossary terms for "J"
A foremost scholar and tantric practitioner from Sera Je Monastery and former abbot of Gyüme Tantric College. Since then Rinpoche has taught extensively in India and the West. In 2017 he was appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 104th Gaden Tripa, the head of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The volumes of stories, mostly in the Pali Canon, but also within the Sanskrit and Tibetan texts, that relate to the lives of Shakyamuni Buddha before he became enlightened. The tales generally hold a strong moral lesson.
The principal English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a learned scholar, translator and editor of many books including the Library of Tibetan Classics titles The Book of Kadam and Mind Training.
The main temple in Lhasa, Tibet.
The six preparatory practices that prepare the mind for lamrim meditation.