A Garland of Views
presents both a concise commentary by the eighth-century Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava on a chapter from the Guhyagarbha Tantra
on the different Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical views,
including the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and an explicative commentary
on Padmasambhava’s text by the nineteenth-century scholar Jamgön Mipham
Padmasambhava’s text is a core text of the Nyingma
tradition because it provides the basis for the system of nine vehicles
(three sutra vehicles and six tantra vehicles) that subsequently became
the accepted way of classifying the different Buddhist paths in the
Mipham’s commentary is the one most commonly
used to explain Padmasambhava’s teaching. Mipham is well known for his
prolific, lucid, and original writings on many subjects, including
science, medicine, and philosophy, in addition to Tibetan Buddhist
practice and theory.
127 pages. Hardcover.