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Introduction to Sera Monastery
by José Ignacio Cabezón
January 1, 2001
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Glossary

Note: These glossary entries are alphabetized by their English translations. Columns of information for all entries are listed in this order: THL Extended Wylie transliteration of the term, THL Phonetic rendering of the term, the English translation, the Sanskrit equivalent, the Chinese equivalent, associated dates, and the type of term. To view the glossary sorted by any one of these rubrics, click on the corresponding label (such as “Phonetics”) at the top of its column.

Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritChineseDateType
yan lag gi dgon pa yenlakgyi gönpabranch monastery    Term 
grwa tshang dratsangcollege    Term 
grwa rgyun dragyüncontinuing monk    Term 
bla kha bcu LakhachuCouncil of Ten Lamas    Organization 
dmangs gtso bdag gnyer u yon lhan khang mangtso daknyer uyön lhenkhangdemocratic board    Term 
gling kha lingkhafraternity    Term 
tshogs chen TsokchenGreat Assembly Hall    Building 
grwa sa drasagreat monastery    Term 
gzhi dgon zhigönhome monastery    Term 
gzhi bdag dge gnyen zhigönLayman Lord of the Place    Buddhist deity 
dbu ma lha khang Uma LhakhangMadhyamaka Temple    Building 
mtshan nyid grwa tshang tsennyi dratsangphilosophical college    Term 
ldob ldob dopdoppunk-monk    Term 
khang tshan khangtsenregional house    Term 
dbu ma rtsa shes Uma TsashéRoot Verses on the Middle Way Mūlamadhyamakakārikā   Text 
gdan sa densaseat    Term 
se ra dgon Sera GönSera Monastery    Monastery 
sngags pa NgakpaTantric    Organization 
sku rim grwa tshang kurim dratsangtantric ritual    Term 
dpe cha ba pechawatextualist    Term 
rigs pa’i rgya mtsho Rikpé GyatsoThe Ocean of Reasoning    Text 
gung ru rgyal mtshan bzang po Gungru Gyeltsen Zangpo   1383-1450 Person 
dga’ ldan chos ’khor Ganden Chönkhor    Monastery 
dge lugs Geluk    Organization 
dge bshes geshé    Term 
rgya Gya    Organization 
steng Teng    Organization 
stod     Organization 
byams chen chos rje shā kya ye shes Jamchen Chöjé Shakya Yeshé   1354-1435 Person 
byes     Organization 
bla ma lama    Term 
’brom steng Dromteng    Organization 
smad     Organization 
tsang pa khang tshan Tsangpa Khangtsen    Building 
tsong kha pa Tsongkhapa   1357-1419 Person 
gtsang Tsang    Place 
tshe smon gling Tsemönling    Monastery 
lwa ba khang tshan Lawa Khangtsen    Building 
se ra Sera    Monastery 
se ra chos lding Sera Chöding    Monastery 
lha sa Lhasa    Place 
  nāgārjuna   Person 
  madhyamaka   Doxographical Category 
  tantra   Term 
   shang  Place 
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