Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?

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Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?

Postby kirtu » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:21 am

Any comments on Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition by
Douglas S. Duckworth?

Thanks!

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?

Postby kirtu » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:29 pm

I've gotten some very good comments on Duckworth who as it turns out is on the Dharmachakra Translation Committee, so I've read some of his stuff before on that basis. He's also a practitioner and prof. at UVA. So two thumbs up for him so I'll probably get his book which is a version of his PhD thesis.

Thanks for the comments!

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?

Postby zerwe » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:50 am

I have a copy of the book. I picked it up while I was studying Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalankara, had an interest in understanding Zhentong, and Mipam. I have yet to read it as my focus has shifted,
but I hope to pick it up one day. Duckworth made an appearance here in the Carolina's last year, but I missed the opportunity to attend.

Shaun

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Re: Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?

Postby zerwe » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:53 am

Oh, BTW. It was recommended to me by a Jonang monk of exceptional intellect and wisdom who has posted on this forum a few times.
Shaun


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