Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings

Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings


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Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings by Jamgon Mipam, Douglas Duckworth, Mipam Rinpoche

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781590306697
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,301,263
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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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