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Title: Jamgön Mipam: His Life and Teachings
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Douglas Duckworth
One Sentence Summary: An introduction, aimed at undergraduates, to Buddhist thought and practice in Tibet through the window of Mipam ('ju mi pham rgya mtsho, 1846-1912).

Description: Creator's Description: this book is an introduction to Buddhist thought and practice in Tibet through the window of Mipam ('ju mi pham rgya mtsho, 1846-1912). This book was written with undergraduates in mind and is organized into three main sections: The first section provides some general background to Mipam’s life and works (including an overview of Buddhist thought in India and the distinctive character of Buddhism in Tibet); the second presents an overview of some of the main themes in Mipam’s writings (including his unique integration of sūtra and tantra, Yogācāra and Prāsaṅgika, and emptiness and Buddha-nature); and the last section offers primary source translations excerpted from his Buddhist writings. This book contains some new information on Mipam while offering an accessible introduction to the intricate world of Buddhist Tibet. It was written with the aim that it could be used in courses such as "Tibetan Buddhism" and "Buddhist Philosophy."

Original/Translation: Both
Publisher Place: Boston
Publisher: Shambhala
Normalized publisher place: Boston
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2011
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Tibetan Buddhist Sectarian Literature -- Nyingma (rnying ma)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Tibetan Sects -- Nyingma (rnying ma)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Literary Genres -- Biography (rnam thar)
Cultural Coverage: India, Tibet
ISBN/ISSN: 1590306694
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, incl PDFs)
Resource Type: Book
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2011-11-30 10:09:31
Date Record Checked: 2011-11-30
Date Last Modified: 2011-11-30 10:09:31
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