Jamgon Mipam (or Ju Mipham 1846–1912) is one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of Tibet and one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times.
Monk, mystic, and brilliant philosopher, he shaped the trajectory of Tibetan Buddhism's Nyingma school. A scholar of outstanding brilliance and versatility.
The 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.
This book will be of interest, not only to students of Tibetan Buddhism, but to anyone with a sincere interest in discovering the depths of Buddhist insight.