Hello. i am Lama Yonten Gyaltso, i represent Jonang Tradition. I beging my journal. After few days I will come back to India in Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is the city where Buddha became enlightened.
On the 14th of December will beging a ceremony “monlam”. Every year the monks of five schools of Tibetan Buddhism go there and pray for peace of all the countries.
The Jonang (Tibetan: ཇོ་ནང་; Wylie: Jo-nang) or Jonangpa school of Tibetan Buddhism became widely known at the end of the 13th century. Its origins in Tibet can be traced to early 12th century master Yumo Mikyo Dorje, but became much wider known with the help of Dolpopa Sherab Gyeltsen, a monk originally trained in the Sakyapa school. Recently, however, it was discovered that some remote Jonangpa monasteries escaped this fate and have continued practicing uninterrupted to this day. An estimated 5,000 monks and nuns of the Jonangpa tradition practice today.
The Jonang tradition combines two specific teachings; the so-called zhentong (or shentong) philosophy of emptiness, and the 'Dro-lineage' of the Kalachakra tantra. The origin of this combination in Tibet can be found with the master Yumo Mikyo Dorje - an 11th/12th century pupil of the Kashmiri master Somanatha.
The Jonangpa school has generated a number of renowned Buddhist scholars, like Dolpopa Sherab Gyeltsen (1292-1361), but the most famous was Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634). Taranatha placed great emphasis on the Kalachakra system of tantra.
This year on the 14th of december will be a big ceremony in Bodhgaya, and this ceremony will begin the Jonang tradition, will come His Holiness Kalka Jetsun Tamba Rinpoche, Khenpo Chuchi Nampa, Lama Yonten Gyaltso and many high lamas. At this ceremony will be present seven thousand monks.