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Monks
by CabezónJosé Ignacio Cabezón
March 1, 2004
Section 8 of 9

Glossary

Note: These glossary entries are chronologically ordered by associated dates. 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.

Extended WyliePhoneticsEnglishSanskritDateType
byams chen chos rje Jamchen Chöjé  1354-1435 Person 
ngag dbang gsung rab mthu stobs Ngawang Sungrap Tutop  1874-1952 Person 
stag brag khri sprul Takdrak TritrülTakdrak Rinpoché  1874-1952 Person 
thub bstan ’jam dpal ye shes bstan pa’i rgyal mtshan Tupten Jampel Yeshé Tenpé Gyeltsen  d. 1947 Person 
rwa sgreng rin po che sku phreng lnga pa Radreng Rinpoché Kutreng Ngapathe Fifth Radreng Rinpoché  d. 1947 Person 
kong po khang tshan Kongpo KhangtsenKongpo Regional House   monastery 
bka’ ’gyur Kangyurtranslated words of the Buddha, the Tibetan Buddhist canon   title collection 
bkra shis tshe ring Trashi TseringTashi Tsering   Person 
sku zhabs kuzhapreverend   Term 
skyid sdug kyiduka monk officially “on the books”   Term 
khang tshan khangtsenregional house   Term 
khang tshan gyi bla ma khangtsengyi lamalama of the regional house   Term 
khang tshan dge rgan khangtsen gegenregional house “teacher”   Term 
khams Kham   place 
khungs khungorganizational affiliation   Term 
khri zur lhun grub brtson ’grus Trizur Lhündrup Tsöndrü   Person 
mkhan po khenpoabbot   Term 
mkhan zur blo bzang tshe ring Khenzur Lopsang Tsering   Person 
mkhan rin po che blo bzang don yod Khen Rinpoché Lopsang Dönyö   Person 
go sa gosastatus   Term 
grwa dramonk   Term 
grwa rgyun dragyüncontinuing monks   Term 
grwa pa drapamonk   Term 
grwa pa dkyus ma drapa kyümaordinary monk   Term 
grwa tshang dratsangcollege   Term 
grwa tshang gi bla ma dratsanggi lamalama of the college   Term 
grwa tshang stod pa Dratsang TöpaTöpa College   monastery 
grwa tshang byes Dratsang JéJé College   monastery 
grwa tshang smad Dratsang MéMé College   monastery 
grwa log dralokmonks who leave the monkhood   Term 
gling ka lingkafraternal unit of dopdops; park   Term 
gling gseb lingsepa geshé degree granted jointly by Sera’s two philosophical colleges   Term 
dga’ ldan Ganden   monastery 
dga’ ldan khri pa Ganden TripaThrone Holder of Ganden   Term 
dge bkod geködisciplinarian   Term 
dge snyen genyenthe five basic vows of a layman upāsaka  Term 
dge ’dun lhag ma bcu gsum gendün lhakma chuksumthirteen community-residue   Term 
dge tshul getsülnovice   Term 
dge lugs Geluk   organization 
dge bshes geshé   Term 
dge bshes bstan dar Geshé Tendar   Person 
dge bshes bzod pa Geshé ZöpaGeshe Sopa   author 
dge bshes ye shes dbang phyug Geshé Yeshé Wangchuk   author 
dge bshes rab brtan Geshé RaptenGeshe Rabten   Person 
dge bshes lha ram pa geshé lharampaa geshé degree granted by the Tibetan government in public examinations   Term 
dge bshes lhun grub thabs mkhas Geshé Lhündrup Tapkhé   Person 
dge slong gelongfully ordained monk   Term 
dge slong ma gelongmafully ordained nun   Term 
dgong bcad gongchéa monastic who fasts in the evening   Term 
’gyed gyémonetary donations (for the monastic assembly)   Term 
’grel pa drelpacommentary   Term 
rgan byams pa Gen Jampa   Person 
rgyal sprul ho thog thu Gyeltrül Hotoktuincarnation of a previous king/regent   Term 
sgo gnyer gonyerdoor keeper, temple attendant   Term 
sgrigs zhugs drikzhukofficial membership   Term 
nges ’byung ngenjungrenunciation   Term 
sngags pa NgakpaTantric College, Ngakpa College   monastery 
sngags pa grwa tshang Ngakpa DratsangTantric College, Ngakpa College   monastery 
chab ril chaprilwater bearers, assembly monitors   Term 
chen mo lags chenmolakgreat one, chant master   Term 
chos mdzad chöndzéreligious devotee   Term 
chos gzhi chözhiendowment   Term 
mchod mjal ’gro mkhan chönjel dronkhenworshipper   Term 
ja ma jamatea master   Term 
’jang dgun chos jang günchöwinter logic debate   Term 
gnyer tshang nyertsangkeeper of the stores   Term 
tre hor TrehorTrehor Regional House   place 
lta skor ba takorwatourist   Term 
stod pa TöpaTöpa College   monastery 
bstan ’gyur Tengyurthe commentarial portion of the Tibetan Buddhist canon   title collection 
thang ka tangkascroll painting   Term 
dung dkar rin po che Dungkar Rinpoché   author 
dwags po Dakpo   place 
drung yig drungyikcollege secretary   Term 
gdan sa densagreat seat   Term 
’dul ba Dülwathe corpus of monastic rules vinaya  Doxographical Category 
rdo rams pa dorampaa geshé degree granted by Drepung Monastery   Term 
ldob ldob dopdoppunk monk, worker monk   Term 
sde dge Degé   organization 
sde gnod denömajor subdivision of the Buddhist canon piṭaka  title collection 
sde srid sang rgyas rgya mtsho Desi Sanggyé Gyatso   author 
sdom pa dompaformal vows   Term 
nor bu gling kha Norbu Lingkha   building 
gnas ’khor mkhan nekhorkhenpilgrim   Term 
pe cin PechinBeijing   Publication Place 
po ta la Potala   building 
dpe cha ba pechawatextualist   Term 
spyi rgan chigenchief elder   Term 
spyi pa chipafinancial officer   Term 
spyi gso chisoprovost, “caretaker of (the monks) in general”   Term 
sprul sku trülkurecognized incarnation   Term 
pham pa pampathe four defeats   Term 
phyag mdzod chandzötreasurer   Term 
’phan po Penpo   place 
bai ḍūrya ser po Baidurya Serpo   Text 
byang Chang   place 
byams smon sgrub mchod Jammön DrupchöMaitreya Prayer/Offering Festival   festival 
byes Jé College   monastery 
bla kha bcu Lakha ChuCouncil of Ten Lamas   Term 
bla spyi lachilama society   Term 
bla brang labranga lama’s household   Term 
bla ma lamaanyone who serves as the spiritual mentor of anyone else, recognized incarnation guru  Term 
bla ma cung khag lama chungkhak“small” lama   Term 
bla ma che khag lama chekhak“great” lama   Term 
bla ma ’bring khag lama dringkhak“medium” lama   Term 
dbu mdzad umdzéleader, chant master   Term 
dbyar chos pa yarchöpasummer session staff   Term 
’bras spungs Drepung   monastery 
mi rigs dpe skrun khang Mirik PetrünkhangNationalities Publishing House   publisher 
mon Mön   place 
dmigs gsal mikselspecial, exceptional treatment   Term 
smad Mé College   monastery 
smon lam chen mo Mönlam ChenmoGreat Prayer Festival   festival 
tsong kha pa Tsongkhapa   Person 
gtsang pa khang tshan Tsangpa KhangtsenTsangpa Regional House   monastery 
brtsi bzhag tsizhakaccounting   Term 
brtson ’grus tsöndrüwill, diligence   Term 
tshe dbang rin chen Tsewang Rinchen   editor 
tshe smon gling Tsemönling   monastery 
tshogs chen TsokchenGreat Assembly Hall   building 
tshogs chen gyi bla ma tsokchengyi lamalama of the Great Assembly   Term 
tshogs gtam chen mo tsoktam chenmoThe Great Exhortation   Term 
tshogs ’du tsokduboard of governance   Term 
tshogs ram tsokrama geshé degree granted by the Tibetan government in public examinations   Term 
zhal ngo zhelngolieutenant   Term 
zhib ’jug byed mkhan zhimjuk jenkhenresearcher   Term 
gzhi dgon zhigönhome monastery   monastery 
gzims khang sde pa zimkhang deparepresentative to the Tibetan government; “government official in charge of the rooms”   Term 
yang srid yangsirecognized incarnation   Term 
yig cha yikchatextbook   Term 
yongs ’dzin yongdzinlive-in tutor   Term 
rab tu byung raptujungmonk   Term 
rab byung rapjungrenunciate   Term 
rig pa rikpaintellect   Term 
rig pa chung chung rikpa chungchunglittle by way of intelligence   Term 
rig pa mi ’dug rikpa mindukno intelligence at all   Term 
rigs che chung tshogs langs rik chechung tsoklangLesser and Greater Lineage Debuts   Term 
rigs ram rikrama geshé degree granted internally by one of Sera’s two philosophical colleges   Term 
rigs ram pa rikrampaa geshé degree granted internally by one of Sera’s two philosophical colleges   Term 
rol dbyangs pa rölyangpamusician   Term 
rwa sgreng Radreng   monastery 
rwa sgreng rin po che Radreng RinpochéReting Rinpoché   Person 
las ritual action   Term 
las sne pa lenepaadministrator   Term 
las byed pa lejepaworker   Term 
lo gsar LosarNew Year Festival   festival 
log lokto return, to turn away from; a mistake   Term 
shag shakhousehold   Term 
shag chas shakchémonk’s share (of the estate)   Term 
shag tshan shaktsenhousehold   Term 
shar pa sprul sku Sharpa Trülku   Person 
shar pa bla brang Sharpa Labrang   organization 
bshad sgrub zung ’brel gling Shedrup Zungdrel LingThe Place for Combining Study and Practice   place 
se ra Sera   monastery 
se ra khri pa Sera TripaSera Throne Holder   Term 
se ra theg chen gling Sera Tekchen Ling   Text 
ser smad thos bsam nor bu gling grwa tshang gi chos ’byung lo rgyus nor bu’i phreng ba Sermé Tösam Norbuling Dratsanggi Chöjung Logyü Norbü Trengga   Text 
ser smad dpe mdzod khang Sermé Pendzökhang   publisher 
slob phrug lopdrukschool children   Term 
gso sbyong sojongpurification/confession ritual   Term 
bsam blo khang tshan Samlo KhangtsenSamlo Regional House   place 
har gdong khang tshan Hamdong KhangtsenHamdong Regional House   place 
lha bris pa lhapripapainter   Term 
lha bzo ba lhapzowasculpter   Term 
lha ram lharama geshé degree granted by the Tibetan government in public examinations   Term 
lha sa Lhasa   place 
a mdo Amdo   place 
a ni aninun   Term 
  gandhara  place 
 the Jé College tutelary deity hayagrīva  buddhist deity 
 the vinaya which Chinese Buddhists follow mahāsāṃghika vinaya  Doxographical Category 
 the vinaya which Tibetan Buddhists follow mūlasarvāstivāda vinaya  Doxographical Category 
 a commentary on the vinaya nidāna  Doxographical Category 
 lasting happiness, permanent peace nirvāṇa  Term 
 a text containing the Theravāda Buddhist vows patimokkha  Text 
 ascetic śramaṇa  Term 
 a type of Buddhism practiced in most of Southeast Asia theravāda  Doxographical Category 
 the vinaya which Theravāda Buddhists follow theravāda vinaya  Doxographical Category 
 a commentary on the vinaya found in the Tengyur vinayasūtra  Text 
 the first text of the vinaya vinayavastu  Text 
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Sera Monks, by José Ignacio Cabezón