The Loden Foundation publications led by Lopen Karma Phuntsho and the Loden Culture team published a book called ‘The Life and Works of Kyotön Monlam Tsultrim’ ༄༅། །སྐྱོ་སྟོན་སྨོན་ལམ་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་ཀྱི་མཛད་རྣམ་དང་གསུང་རྩོམ།
Kyotön Monlam Tsultrim, the abbot who led Narthang monastery at the peak of its history, was an illustrious figure of his time in Central Tibet. A resolute monk, a meditation master, a learned scholar, an author, and a public figure, he epitomized the high ideals, practices, and approaches of the Kadam school and championed its traditions of scriptural exegesis and meditation instructions. The book contains many short works on Buddha-Nature and several other important subjects. It also includes a detailed introduction from Lopen Karma Phuntsho about the life and works of Kyotön.
The original books are stored in Nechu Lhakhang in the Drepung monastery in Tibet. They are books in loose leaf (poti) format and written in obscure Ume script, which, in numerous cases, are abbreviated, faded, or poorly inscribed. The texts also contain many annotations in small cursive letters, most added after the books were written, inserted between the lines or along the margins. The main objective for reproducing the books in Uchen typeset is to make the writing easily accessible to readers, including international researchers and Himalayan readers who do not know Ume script.
The Loden Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Eric Colombel and the Tsadra Foundation in sponsoring the preparation and printing of this book.
The book was formally launched last week in Shechen Monastery Nepal in Kathmandu during the Buddha-Nature conference attended by hundreds of monastics, including leading scholars from major Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
Interested readers may use the link below to download the book. The book will be distributed as an offering to monasteries and Buddhist academic centres.
The Life and Works of Kyotön Monlam Tsultrim
The Loden Foundation publications led by Lopen Karma Phuntsho and the Loden Culture team published a book called ‘The Life and Works of Kyotön Monlam Tsultrim.’