Zhentong Course

Learn about the Other-Emptiness

An Exploration of Zhentong

Dive deeper into the logic of Other Emptiness

The Ornament of Shentong Madhyamaka is detailed analysis by Jetsun Taranatha of the common misconceptions held during the 17th century regarding the profound view of Zhentong Madhyamaka. Khentrul Rinpoche gives a commentary on the text.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is best for students who have studied Zhentong Madhyamaka and would like to know more of the logic arguments that support the view.

  • What will you learn?

    You will learn the logical arguments against various other viewpoints.

  • How will this benefit you?

    Even hearing the Zhentong teachings creates propensities in the mind for realization. For those who are able to follow the points, it will sharpen the mind towards understanding the definitive meaning of Dharma.


Khentrul Rinpoche

Jonang Kalachakra and Rimé Master

Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path. Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).