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Title:
The tantric distinction : a Buddhist's reflections on compassion and emptiness
Author:
Hopkins, Jeffrey.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Wisdom Publications, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 171 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780861711543
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Book

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"The ideas, concepts, and methods of various religions must be tried on for size, must be lifted above museum displays, must be confronted and allowed to resonate with one's own character. It is in this spirit that I present here a personalized account of central Buddhist practices."--from the author's preface

Widely recognized as one of the West's leading scholars of Tibetan Buddhism, Professor Jeffrey Hopkins is renowned for his textual translations and original scholarship. For ten years he served as the principal English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tantric Distinction is his effort to make accessible the complexities of this highly sophisticated philosophy by sharing his personal, individual experience with Buddhist thought and practice. It lays out the entire Buddhist path as a living experience.


Author Notes

Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.

(Bowker Author Biography) Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., served as the interpreter to the Dalai Lama for a decade. A Buddhist scholar & the author of more than twenty books & translations, he is Professor of Tibetan & Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program of Tibetan Buddhism studies in the West. He lives in Charlottesville.

(Bowker Author Biography) Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., served for a decade as the interpreter to The Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than twenty books and translations, he is professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program of Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

(Bowker Author Biography)