Dependent-Arising and Emptiness

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“A wonderful resource for scholars and practitioners alike. I recommend it wholeheartedly.”—B. Alan Wallace


A Tibetan Buddhist Interpretation of Madhyamika Philosophy

Elizabeth Napper

Dependent-arising and emptiness are two essential Buddhist concepts. Elizabeth Napper helps us understand the integral relationship of these ideas and the ways that they have been interpreted by Tibetan and Western scholars. An essential reference work for students and practitioners of Buddhism.

Along with a translation of the insight (vipashyana) section of Tsongkhapa’s Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path (Lam rim chen mo), Napper provides an extensive introduction that contrasts the Geluk view of emptiness to that of Western scholars, and a translation of four interwoven commentaries on the text.

Read Tsongkhapa’s biography at the Treasury of Lives.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 864 pages, 5.25 x 8.50 inches
  • $29.95
  • ISBN 9780861713646
about the author
Dependent-Arising and Emptiness

Elizabeth Napper received her PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Virginia in 1985. The editor of such books as Kindness, Clarity, and Insight by the Dalai Lama and Mind in Tibetan Buddhism, she is currently codirector of the Tibetan Nuns Project in Dharamsala, India.

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