Resurrecting Candrakirti: Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika

Resurrecting Candrakirti: Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika

Paperback Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism

By (author) Kevin A. Vose

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  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 9 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Somerville
  • ISBN 10: 0861715209
  • ISBN 13: 9780861715206
  • Sales rank: 414,098

Product description

Of foremost importance in Tibetan presentations of emptiness is the seventh century Indian master, Candrakirti, whose writings form the basis for studying the Middle Way (madhyamika) in many Tibetan monasteries. Here, Kevin Vose presents the reader with a thorough presentation of Candrakirti's rise to prominence.

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Author information

Kevin Vose is a professor of religious studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He received his PhD in Buddhist studies from the University of Virginia. His research examines the interplay of late-Indian and early-Tibetan Madhyamaka and the formation of Tibetan scholasticism.

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"A fascinating and brilliantly readable exposition of the re-emergence in India of Candrakrti's view of ultimate truth and of the controversies involved in its reception in Tibet before it became the dominant view."--Jeffrey Hopkins