Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings

Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings

by Douglas Duckworth, Jamgon Mipam
     
 

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Jamgön Mipam (1846–1912) is one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of Tibet. Monk, mystic, and brilliant philosopher, he shaped the trajectory of Tibetan Buddhism’s Nyingma school. This introduction provides a most concise entrée to this great luminary’s life and work. The first section gives a general context for

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Jamgön Mipam (1846–1912) is one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of Tibet. Monk, mystic, and brilliant philosopher, he shaped the trajectory of Tibetan Buddhism’s Nyingma school. This introduction provides a most concise entrée to this great luminary’s life and work. The first section gives a general context for understanding this remarkable individual who, though he spent the greater part of his life in solitary retreat, became one of the greatest scholars of his age. Part Two gives an overview of Mipam’s interpretation of Buddhism, examining his major themes, and devoting particular attention to his articulation of the Buddhist conception of emptiness. Part Three presents a representative sampling of Mipam’s writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834827639
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
Shambhala Publications
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Douglas S. Duckworth, PhD, is one of the leading Mipam scholars at work today. Conversant in Tibetan, Chinese, and Sanskrit, he is translator of Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies: Illuminating Emptiness in a Twentieth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Classic and has collaborated on English translations of Mipam’s commentaries. He is also the author of Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition.

Jamgon Mipam (1846-1912) was one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times. He had a dominant and vitalizing influence on the Nyingma school and beyond. A scholar of outstanding brilliance and versatility, his translated works are eagerly anticipated by English-language readers.

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