Rime

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Rime

(tib.: rime) Literally unbiased. A non-sectarian movement, integrating elements of all schools, which crystallized during the nineteenth century in Eastern Tibet. It was established by the leading spiritual figures of that time, namely: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo who initiated the movement (1820–1892), and his disciples, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1811–1899), Chogyur Dechen Lingpa (1829–1870), and Ju Mipham Gyatso (1846–1912). The influence of the Rime movement is still palpable today, especially in the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma schools. The main concern of the first Rime teachers and the succeeding generations of their students was a clear structuring of doctrinal and practical materials, based on the example of the Gelug school. Thus a principal feature of the Rime movement was the emergence of a new literature.