Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Chamotte
Location: "ETNOMIR" Cultural Education Center

“Whilst lacking pure renunciation there is no way to pacify The continual thirst for pleasure in the ocean of saṃsāra, And since all living beings are bound by their craving for existence, You must begin by finding the determination to be free. The freedoms and advantages are rare, and there’s no time to waste”.

JE TSONGKHAPA tibetan religious leader, philosopher and preacher. He went down in history as a reformer of Tibetan Buddhism and the founder of the Gelug school, which later became the most numerous in Tibet. (1357 – 1419).

One of the main goals of the written works, teachings and practices of Je Tsongkhapa was the reform of Tibetan Buddhism. He was disturbed by violations of monastic discipline, which by then had become commonplace in the monasteries of Tibet, misinterpretations of the Dharma, as well as the degradation of tantric practice. The name of the school he founded – Gelug – means “Virtue” and fully reflects the intentions of the founder of this system.

The concept of a single step-by-step way of improvement with a variety of practices and approaches allowed to unite the teachings of various schools of Tibetan Buddhism into one whole and served as a methodological basis for creating a holistic concept of step-by-step Buddhist monastic education that includes both secular and spiritual disciplines.

WORKS “The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment”, “Essence of True Eloquence”, “Three Principal Aspects of the Path”, etc.