This is a book offered in tribute to Jeffrey Hopkins by colleagues and former students.
Jeffrey Hopkins has, in his sixty years, made profound and diverse contributions to the understanding of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism in the West. In his collaborations with the Dalai Lama, such as Kindness, Clarity, and Insight, and in books like Tibetan Arts of Love and Emptiness Yoga, Hopkins has reached out to the general reader, making the wisdom of Tibet accessible to everyone. Yet there is never anything superficial about his work - his recent Emptiness in the Mind-Only School is a magisterial display of painstaking scholarly work.
Changing Minds contains essays that reflect the breadth and influence of Hopkin's work. Topics presented: the two truths, the object of negation, the results of anger, the founding of the Gelug order, Bon Dzogchen, mahamudra, foundational consciousness, altruism and adversity.
Contributors include: John Buescher, Guy Newland, Donald Lopez, Elizabeth Napper, Daniel Cozort, John Powers, Anne Klein, Roger Jackson, Gareth Sparham, Joe B. Wilson, Jose Cabezon, Harvey Aronson, and Paul Hackett.
A wonderful tribute to a great Buddhist scholar who is fully grounded in the living tradition of the Buddha. Each article illustrates Hopkins' vast contribution to Buddhist scholarship in America surpassing the vision of his teacher - Geshe Ngawang Wangyal.
— From back cover