Tashi Nyima wrote:The use of the yellow hat among those Jonangpas who accepted Geluk domination stems from those unfortunate events. However, Jonangpas who follow the teachings of the Omniscient Dolpopa (known as New Jonangpas) still wear the red hat exclusively.
Tashi Nyima wrote:You can read more about the New Jonangpas at http://greatmiddleway.wordpress.com/
Tashi Nyima wrote:However, since the Jonangpa lamas that preside over the historical monasteries associated with the lineage have accepted subordination to a leadership that was externally and artificially imposed through force of arms (there had never been one supreme head of the Jonangpa before that time), it became necessary for us to adopt some means of differentiation.
Luke wrote:Well, perhaps I misspoke. The Jonang rinpoche I saw wore a red hat, but is was the same shape as the one Tsongkhapa wore.
conebeckham wrote:The Indian Panditas wore red Pandita hats. My understanding is that Tsong Khapa chose to wear a yellow Pandita hat due to his concerns regarding the degeneration of the vinaya during his time.
conebeckham wrote:The yellow "banana hat," as I've heard them called, is worn by ordained sangha during special occasions--and as far as I know, all lineages wear these--but only ordained members may do so.
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