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Newland's contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will be helpful to students trying to understand one of the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise.
"This magnificent, readable and thoroughly engaging work is a modern classic in the making. It invites new practitioners and learned scholars alike to look afresh at the dazzling array of teachings from one of the greatest figures in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Je Tsongkhapa, writing to teach his own students the most profound meaning of all, the core of the path to liberation."--Anne Carolyn Klein, Professor, Rice University; author of Unbounded Wholeness and Meeting the Great Bliss Queen
Guy Newland is Professor of Religion at Central Michigan University. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a truly exceptional book in giving a clear, understandable account of emptiness as understood by Tsongkhapa, the precursor of the Gelugpas. Read morePublished 3 months ago by yogi snale
Emptiness--sometimes called non-self or the selflessness of phenomena--is, in a word, the recognition that nothing exists independently but all things are interconnected... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lothe
I was looking for my first book on emptiness and
I felt like this book was too advance for my knowledge.
I guess I was looking for something a little more easy on the eyes to read so to speak... It seemed a bit too text book style for me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by tre
This is a great translation of a complex sutta. I will refer to it again and again during my study of Buddhism.Published on September 24, 2013 by mjbick
I have been a student, practitioner, and teacher of Buddhism for forty years. I have practiced and taught Vipassana, Zen, Mahamudra, and Dzogchen meditation. Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by L. Ron Gardner
This is a fantastic elaboration of the Buddhist concept of emptiness, of conventional and ultimate reality. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by John Verdon
I’m not very impressed with these Tibetan[?] deeply-dualistic schema of ‘logical’ analysis-paralysis, which produce essentially fake, 'straw dog' concepts, like “Ultimate Reality”... Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by BenO