Namchak Tibetan Glossary

Translation Wylie Tibetan Phonetics

Timeless awareness

ye shes ཡེ་ཤེས་ yey-shey

Sublime spiritual approach

A synonym for the "supreme spiritual approach," the Mahayana.

theg pa mchog ཐེག་པ་མཆོག་ tek-pa chok

Supreme spiritual approach

The Mahayana vehicle of Buddhism.

theg pa chen po ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ tek-pa chen-po

Basic space of phenomena

Synonymous with suchness or emptiness, it is the fundamental nature of all phenomena.

chos dbyings ཆོས་དབྱིངས་ chö-ying

Uncontrived conduct, reoriented conduct

To leave behind an old way of being or behaving and enter or begin a new way. Figuatively "turning over a new leaf."

brtul zhugs བརྟུལ་ཞུགས་ tul-zhuk

Sacred bond

A way of talking about the bodhicitta of a spiritually advanced being, it describes their commitment to helping beings. We can invoke their sacred bond through ritual practices.

thugs dam ཐུགས་དམ་ tuk-dam