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.
248 pages. Paperback.