“The Buddha from Dolpo”

Revised Version of “The Buddha from Dolpo” Now Available

The Buddha from Dolpo: A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen by Cyrus Stearns is now in a revised and expanded edition.

“The Buddha from Dölpo is the most significant contribution to the study of the life and revelations of one of the most enigmatic personalities in Tibetan intellectual history, the Jonang master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361). Narrating Dolpopa’s life story and evolution of thought, Cyrus Stearns lucidly describes how this foremost exponent of shentong philosophical thinking and Kalachakra tantric practice served as the catalyst figure for the Jonang Buddhist tradition during its formative period in fourteenth-century Tibet.

A decade after its first publication, this revised and enlarged edition includes several significant refinements and additions, including a translation of Dolpopa’s own commentary on his masterful work concerning the calculations of cosmic time according to shentong literature known as the Fourth Council. With this revision, Stearns secures The Buddha from Dölpo its place within the Western-language canon of scholarship on Tibetan Buddhism, making it an essential read for understanding Dolpopa’s presentation of shentong, the Kalachakra Tantra in Tibet, and the early Jonang Buddhist tradition.”

― Michael R. Sheehy, Ph.D., Executive Director of Jonang Foundation ―

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