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An Introduction to Sera’s Colleges
by José Ignacio Cabezón
January 30, 2006
Section 3 of 4

Glossary

Note: The glossary is organized into sections according to the main language of each entry. The first section contains Tibetan words organized in Tibetan alphabetical order. To jump to the entries that begin with a particular Tibetan root letter, click on that letter below. 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, 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.

Ka | Kha | Ga | Nga | Cha | Ja | Nya | Ta | Tha | Da | Pa | Pha | Ba | Ma | Tsa | Tsha | Dza | Zha | Za | Ya | Ra | La | Sha | Sa | Ha | A | Sanskrit
Ka
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
kun mkhyen pa Künkhyenpa   Person 
kun mkhyen byang chub ’bum pa Künkhyen Jangchup Bumpa  fifteenth century Person 
kun mkhyen blo gros rin chen seng ge Künkhyen Lodrö Rinchen Senggé  fifteenth century Person 
kong po Kongpo   Regional house 
kong po khang tshan Kongpo Khangtsen   Regional house 
sku rim kurimritual   Term 
sku rim grwa tshang Kurim DratsangTantric Ritual College   Monastery 
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Kha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
khang tshan khangtsenregional house   Term 
khungs khungaffiliation   Term 
khri pa tripathrone-holder   Term 
mkhan po khenpoabbot   Term 
mkhas grub dge legs dpal bzang Khedrup Gelek Pelzang  1385-1438 Person 
mkhas grub bstan dar Khedrup Tendar  1493-1568 Person 
mkhas grub bstan pa dar rgyas Khedrup Tenpa Dargyé  1493-1568 Person 
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Ga
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
gung ru Gungru   Regional house 
gung ru rgyal mtshan bzang po Gungru Gyeltsen Zangpo  1383-1450 Person 
gung ru ba Gungruwa  1383-1450 Person 
grwa tshang dratsangmonastic college   Term 
grwa tshang stod Dratsang TöTö College   Monastery 
grwa tshang stod pa Dratsang TöpaTöpa College   Monastery 
grwa tshang byas dang smad Dratsang Jé dang MéJé and Mé Colleges   Monastery 
grwa tshang byes Dratsang JéJé College   Monastery 
grwa tshang blo gsal gling Dratsang LosellingLoseling College   Monastery 
grwa tshang smad Dratsang MéMé College   Monastery 
dga’ ldan Ganden   Monastery 
dge lugs Geluk   Organization 
dge lugs pa Gelukpa   Organization 
dge lugs pa’i mtshan nyid grwa tshang Gelukpé tsennyi dratsangGelukpa philosophical college   Term 
dge bshes geshé   Term 
dge bshes ye shes dbang phyug Geshé Yeshé Wangchuk   Person 
rgya Gya   Monastery 
rgyal ba Gyelwa   Monastery 
rgyal rong Gyelrong   Regional house 
rgyas byes Gyejé   Regional house 
rgyud gyü tantra  Term 
sgo mang Gomang   Monastery 
sgom sde Gomdé   Regional house 
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Nga
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
nges ’byung ngenjungrenunciation   Term 
mnga’ ris Ngari   Regional house 
sngags pa ngakpatantric   Term 
sngags pa grwa tshang Ngakpa DratsangTantric College   Monastery 
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Cha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
chos thog chötokritual cycle   Term 
’chad nyan pa chenyenpainstructor   Term 
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Ja
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
’jang dgun chos Jang GünchöSpecial Winter Interterm   Term 
’jam dbyangs chos rje Jamyang Chöjé  1379-1449 Person 
’jam dbyangs ’phags pa Jamyang Pakpa   Person 
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Nya
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
gnyal ston dpal ’byor lhun grub Nyeltön Penjor Lhündrup  1427-1514 Person 
gnyal pa Nyelpa   Regional house 
rnying ma Nyingma   Organization 
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Ta
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
tā dben Tawen   Regional house 
tre hor Trehor   Regional house 
stod upper   Term 
stod pa Töpa   Monastery 
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Tha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
tha ’og mgon khang Taok GönkhangTaok Protector Chapel   Building 
thabs taptechnique   Term 
the bo Tewo   Regional house 
thos bsam gling Tösamling   Monastery 
thos bsam nor gling Tösam NorlingThe Jewel-Island for Study and Contemplation   Monastery 
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Da
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
de mo bde legs rgya mtsho Demo Delek Gyatso  d. 1777 Person 
de mo rin po che mdun pa Demo Rinpoché DünpaSeventh Demo Rinpoché  d. 1777 Person 
dwags po Dakpo   Regional house 
gdan sa densalarge monastic academy   Term 
bdag bskyed dakyéself-generation ritual   Ritual 
bdag ’jug danjukself-initiation ritual   Ritual 
bde yangs Deyang   Monastery 
’du khang dukhangassembly hall   Term 
’dul ba DülwaMonastic Discipline   Doxographical Category 
’dul ba pa DülwapaVinaya College   Organization 
’den ma Denma   Regional house 
rdo rje theg pa Dorjé Tekpa Vajrayāna  Doxographical Category 
sde srid sangs rgyas rgya mtsho Desi Sanggyé Gyatso   Person 
bsdus grwa DüdraCollected Topics   Doxographical Category 
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Pa
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
paṇ chen Penchen   Person 
dpe klog rgyab pa pelok gyappareading   Term 
dpe khrid petrioral commentary on the texts   Term 
dpe cha ba pechawatextualist   Term 
spa ti Pati   Regional house 
spo bo Powo   Regional house 
spo bo khang tshan Powo Khangtsen   Regional house 
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Pha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
phar phyin ParchinPerfection of Wisdom   Doxographical Category 
phur lcog Purchok   Person 
phur mjal PurjelDagger Blessing   Ritual 
phur ba purbaritual dagger   Term 
pho lha gnas mi dbang bsod nams stobs rgyal Polhané Miwang Sönam Topgyel  1689-1747 Person 
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Ba
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
bya bral Jadrel   Regional house 
byang chub kyi sems jangchupkyi semthought of enlightenment   Term 
byang chub ’bum pa Jangchup Bumpa   Person 
byams chen chos rje Jamchen Chöjé  1354-1435 Person 
byams pa Jampafuture Buddha, Maitreya Maitreya  Buddhist deity 
byams smon chen mo Jammön ChenmoGreat Maitreya Prayer Meeting   Festival 
byes    Monastery 
byes grwa tshang Jé DratsangJé College   Monastery 
byes ’du khang Jé DukhangJé College Assembly Hall   Building 
byes tsang Jetsang   Regional house 
byes tsha Jetsa   Regional house 
bla ma lamamaster   Term 
blo ’dzin löndzinmemorization   Term 
blo gsal gling Loselling   Monastery 
dbang wangempowerment or initiation   Term 
dbu ma UmaThe Theory of Emptiness Madhyamaka  Doxographical Category 
’bras spungs Drepung   Monastery 
’brong steng Drongteng   Monastery 
’brom steng Dromteng   Monastery 
sba ti Bati   Regional house 
sbyin sreg jinsekburnt-offering ritual   Ritual 
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Ma
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
mar nyung Marnyung   Regional house 
mi nyag Minyak   Regional house 
mi rigs dpe skrun khang Mirik Petrünkhang   Publisher tibetan 
mus srad pa blo gros rin chen seng ge Müsepa Lodrö Rinchen Senggé  fifteenth century Person 
smad    Monastery 
smad gtsang Metsang   Regional house 
smad tsha Metsa   Regional house 
smad tshang khang tshan Metsang KhangtsenMetsang Regional House   Regional house 
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Tsa
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
tsang pa khang tshan Tsangpa Khangtsen   Regional house 
tsong kha pa Tsongkhapa  1357-1419 Person 
rtsed thang Tsetang   Regional house 
rtsod pa tsöpadebate   Term 
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Tsha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
tsha rdor Tsador   Regional house 
tshad ma TsemaLogic/epistemology pramāṇa  Doxographical Category 
tshul khrims Tsültrim   Person 
tshe dpag lha dgu Tsepak LhaguNine Long-life Gods   Buddhist deity 
tshe dbang rin chen Tsewang Rinchen   Person 
tshogs tsokprayer assembly   Term 
mtshan nyid grwa tshang tsennyi dratsangphilosophical college   Term 
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Dza
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
mdzod DzöMetaphysics/Cosmology   Doxographical Category 
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Zha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
gzhung pa Zhungpa   Regional house 
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Za
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
bzang spyod chen mo Zangchö ChenmoGreat “Good Conduct” Prayer Meeting   Festival 
bzang spyod smon lam Zangchö Mönlam“Good Conduct” Prayer   Festival 
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Ya
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
yang dag pa’i lta ba yangdakpé tawaright view   Term 
yi dam yidamtutelary deity   Term 
yig cha yikchatextbook   Term 
yer pa Yerpa   Regional house 
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Ra
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
rang byung ba Rangjungwa   Person 
rong po Rongpo   Regional house 
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La
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
lwa ba Lawa   Regional house 
lam rim lamrimstages of the path   Term 
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Sha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
shag skor Shakkor   Organization 
sher rgyam pa Shergyampa   Person 
shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa Sherapkyi Paröltu ChinpaPerfection of Wisdom Prajñāpāramitā  Doxographical Category 
shes rab rgya mtsho Sherap Gyamtso   Person 
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Sa
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
sa skya Sakya   Organization 
sangs rgyas tshul khrims Sanggyé Tsültrim   Person 
se ra Sera   Monastery 
se ra sngags pa grwa tshang Sera Ngakpa DratsangSera Tantric College   Monastery 
se ra rje btsun chos kyi rgyal mtshan Sera Jetsün Chökyi Gyeltsen  1469-1544 Person 
se ra theg chen gling Sera Tekchen Ling   Monastery 
se ra byes Sera Jé   Monastery 
se ra byes mkhas snyan grwa tshang Sera Jé Khenyen DratsangSera Jé College of Renowned Scholars   Monastery 
slob dpon loppönpreceptor   Term 
gsang phu Sangpu   Monastery 
gsang phu sne’u thog Sangpu Neutok   Monastery 
gsang ba rdo rje Sangwa Dorjé Guhyavajra  Buddhist deity 
bsam lo Samlo   Regional house 
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Ha
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
har gdong Hamdong   Regional house 
har gdong khang tshan Hamdong Khangtsen   Regional house 
lha khang lhakhangchapel   Room 
lha bzang khāng Lhazang Khang  d. 1717 Person 
lha sa Lhasa   Place 
lho pa Lhopa   Regional house 
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A
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
a ra Ara   Regional house 
e pa Epa   Regional house 
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Sanskrit
Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
  arhat  Term 
  Avalokiteśvara  Buddhist deity 
  Buddha  Buddhist deity 
  Cakrasaṃvara  Buddhist deity 
 Lord of Reasoning Dharmakīrti  Person 
  Guhyasamāja  Buddhist deity 
  Hayagrīva  Buddhist deity 
 philosophy of emptiness Madhyamaka  Doxographical Category 
  Mahāyāna  Doxographical Category 
  maṇḍala  Term 
  Nālanda  Monastery 
  Sarvavid  Buddhist deity 
  Vairocana  Buddhist deity 
  Vikramaśīla  Monastery 
  Yamāntaka  Buddhist deity 
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An Introduction to Sera's Colleges, by José Ignacio Cabezón