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  • Written by Mi-Pam-Gya-Tso
    Translated by Jeffrey Hopkins
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781559392501
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Fundamental Mind

The Nyingma View of the Great Completeness

Written by Mi-Pam-Gya-TsoAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mi-Pam-Gya-Tso
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Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche provides an illuminating, expansive, and practical commentary on Mi-pam-gya-tso's incisive work on the Great Completeness view of ultimate reality called "The Meaning of Fundamental Mind Clear Light." Fundamental Mind begins with a biography of Mi-pam-gya-tso, after which Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche explains the aim of the book: the differentiation of mistaken mind and fundamental mind. The main theme is primordial enlightenment in the basal clear light, self-arisen pristine wisdom. The emphasis is on being introduced to and identifying fundamental mind in naked experience through a lama's quintessential instructions.


"The combination of topic, well-known authors, and accessible presentation of the material should make this an important book for practitioners. In Khetsun Sangpo, we meet Tibet's finest traditions of contemplative education, literary expression, and gentle courage. In Jeffrey Hopkins, we encounter an intrepid explorer and virtually peerless expositor of Tibetan Buddhist inquiry into the practical and profound. It is wonderful to read this record of their mutual interests and startling discoveries drawn from a collaboration that stretches over more than three decades."—Jules B. Levinson, PhD, Light of Berotsana Translation Group

"This collaboration is a valuable introduction to the concept of fundamental mind."—Tricycle

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