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FUNDAMENTAL MIND

MI-PAM-GYA-TSO;

COMMENTARY BY KHETSUN SANGPO RINBOCHAY; JEFFREY HOPKINS, TRANS.

Snow Lion Publications, 2006

175 pp.; $16.95 (paper)

bb1IN HIS INSIGHTFUL and practical commentary on Mipham Gyatso’s The Meaning of Fundamental Mind, Clear Light, senior Nyingma lama Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche explores the difference between mistaken mind—with which we engage in all our daily activities—and the fundamental mind of buddhas. Fundamental Mind begins with the biography of Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912), tracing the Tibetan scholar-yogi’s journey from a childhood in Kham to his position as one of the leaders of the Rime movement. Translated and edited by leading scholar Jeffrey Hopkins, this collaboration is a valuable introduction to the concept of fundamental mind.

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