The most comprehensive work available on the life and writings of Tibet's most famous modern cultural hero.
DONALD S. LOPEZ, JR. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and Chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. He specializes in late Indian Mahayana Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism and is the author of numerous books, including A Study of Svatantrika, The Madman's Middle Way, and Prisoners of Shangri-La.
"The lives of the most important Buddhist masters in history
written by the very best scholars in elegant and accessible
prose--who could ask for more?"
--Jos Ignacio Cabez n, Fourteenth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
"Lopez's book is freshly-written and is a more than worthy
inaugural volume for the Lives of the Great Masters series. This
book is essential to understanding how the mind of a modern
Buddhist master works."
--The Asian Review of Books "Since the time of Buddha Shakyamuni himself, Buddhists have been accustomed to recollect the lives of great teachers and practitioners as a source of inspiration from which we may still learn. The Lives of the Masters series continues this noble tradition, recounting the stories, wisdom, and experience of many accomplished Buddhists over the last 2,500 years. I am sure readers will find the accounts in this series inspirational and encouraging."
--The Dalai Lama