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Introducing the Tibetan World and Thought of Mipam (1846-1912)
Douglas Duckworth, East Tennessee State University

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Jamgön Mipam: His Life and Teachings (Book)
Title: Jamgön Mipam: His Life and Teachings
Author: Douglas Duckworth
Abstract: 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.
Year: 2011
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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-1-59030-6