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Meditation on Emptiness

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Jeffrey Hopkins, the foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, earned his Ph.D. with the thesis that eventually became this book.

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In bringing this remarkable and complex philosophy to life, Jeffrey Hopkins describes the meditational practices by which emptiness can be realized and shows that, far from being merely abstract, these teachings can be vivid and utterly practical.


"An essential book for anyone interested in Tibetan Buddhism or Madhyamaka philosophy..."      ~Buddhist Studies Review


Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia where he has taught Tibetan Studies and Tibetan language since 1973. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1963, trained for five years at the Lamaist Buddhist Monastery of America (now the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center) in New Jersey, and received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin in 1973.

From 1979 to 1989 he served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama's chief interpreter into English on lecture tours in the U.S., Canada, Southeast Asia, Great Britain, and Switzerland.

Author Hopkins, Jeffrey
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 1017 pp.
Publisher Wisdom Publications 1983
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