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In particular she does this with reference to the only surviving Indian commentary on the Tathagatagarbha doctrine, the Ratnagotravibhaga. This text addresses itself directly to the issue of how to relate the doctrine of emptiness (the illusory nature of the world) to that of the truly existing, changeless Absolute (the Buddha Nature).
This is the first work by a Western writer to present an analysis of the Shentong tradition based on previously untranslated sources. The Shentong view rests on meditative experience that is inaccessible to the conceptualizing mind. It is deeply rooted in the sutra tradition of Indian Buddhism and is central to an understanding of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions and Tantric practice among the Kagyupas and Nyingmapas.(Source: SUNY Press)
Lama Shenpen Hookham speaks with students at RYI about the Shentong interpretation of Tathāgatagarbha on April 15, 2019.
Affiliations & relations
- Awakened Heart Sangha · workplace affiliation
- Kagyu · religious affiliation
- Bokar Rinpoche · teacher
- Gyamtso, Khenpo Tsultrim · teacher
- Khyentse, Dilgo · teacher
- Kalu Rinpoche · teacher
- Thinley, Karma · teacher
- Karmapa, 16th · teacher
- www.buddhawithin.org.uk · websites