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This page is for posts, articles and translations about Jetsun Tāranātha (1575-1634), one of the most amazing and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist masters of the Jonang, Shangpa Kagyu and Rime traditions. Revered by great masters of all the major lineages, such as 19th Century Rime founders, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, he was an accomplished scholar, translator and practitioner. Tāranātha’s works on Kālacakra are still widely used today within the Jonang tradition and practitioners of Dro Kālacakra. As I discovered when translating some of these texts, Jamgon Kongtrul copied his Kālacakra texts word for word in his Treasuries! For more on his lifestory, see his online bio by Dr. Cyrus Stearns at Treasury of Lives.