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The Buddha from Dolpo : a study of the life and thought of the Tibetan master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen
Format: Book (single author)
Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Place of Publication: Albany
Sources ID: 122441
Visibility: Public (group default)
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A study of the life and work of the important Jonang figure Dölpopa Sherap Gyentsen, including his philosophical view of gzhan stong.(Yaroslav Komarovski 2004-04-16)

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Table Of Contents


List of Illustrations


Preface and Acknowledgments




Part One—The Life and Teachings of the Omniscient Dolpopa


Chapter One—The Life of the Buddha from Dolpo

1. Childhood and Early Education

2. Studies at the Great Monastery of Sakya

3. The Move to Jonang

4. Raising Mt. Meru and Revealing the Zhentong View

5. The Initial Reception of the Zhentong Teachings

6. The New Jonang Translation of the Kalacakra Tantra and the Vimalaprabha

7. Years of Retreat and Teaching

8. Invitation to China by the Yüan Emperor Toghon Temür

9. Changes in the Jonang Leadership and the Beginning of the Journey to Lhasa

10. Teachings in Central Tibet and the Return to Tsang

11. The Aborted Meeting with Budön Rinchen Drup

12. The Last Months at Jonang


Chapter Two—A Historical Survey of the Zhentong Tradition in Tibet

1. The Zhentong Tradition in Tibet before Dolpopa

2. Dolpopa and the Zhentong View

3. The Zhentong Tradition after Dolpopa


Chapter Three—The Doctrine of the Buddha from Dolpo

1. Emptiness of Self-Nature and Emptiness of Other

2. A Redefinition of Cittamatra and Madhyamaka

3. Two Approaches to Enlightenment


Part Two—Texts in Translation

Introduction to the Translation of A General Commentary on the Doctrine

The Supplication Entitled A General Commentary on the Doctrine

Introduction to the Translation of The Fourth Council

The Great Calculation of the Doctrine Which Has the Significance of a Fourth Council







xi, 318 p. ; 24 cm