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Thupten Jinpa

Works: 130 works in 357 publications in 3 languages and 10,854 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Performer, Adapter, Contributor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: BQ4490, 294.3423
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thupten Jinpa
The Tibetan book of the dead [English title] : the great liberation by hearing in the intermediate states [Tibetan title] by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a translation of the key Buddhist text that follows a Buddhist priest and student as they guide a deceased person into afterlife, chronicling the progress of the soul through death and rebirth in three stages
The world of Tibetan Buddhism : an overview of its philosophy and practice by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the basic beliefs of Buddhism, discusses the practice of loving kindness, and looks at Vajrayana Buddhism and the path of tantra
Transforming the mind : teachings on generating compassion by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachings of the Dalai Lama given at a series of lectures in London in May 1999, based on the text "Eight Verses on Transforming the Mind" by eleventh-century meditator Lang : Thangpa
A simple path : basic Buddhist teachings by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leader of Tibetan Buddhism shares his insights into life and his religion
Healing anger : the power of patience from a Buddhist perspective by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book the Dalai Lama show how through the practice of patience and tolerance we can overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. He bases his discussion on A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life."--Back cover
Dzogchen : the heart essence of the great perfection : Dzogchen teachings given in the West by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voordrachten over de dzogchen-traditie binnen het Tibetaans boeddhisme, tussen 1982 en 1989 gehouden door de Dalai Lama
The middle way : faith grounded in reason by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly 2,000 years, Nagarjuna's teachings have occupied a central position in Mahayana Buddhism. An essential part of the study and practice in the great Indian Buddhist monastic universities, these teachings were later incorporated into the Tibetan monastic programs that modeled their curricula on their Indian predecessors. In "The Middle Way, " the Dalai Lama offers a brief, brilliant, and complete presentation of the ultimate view of reality in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. The teachings are about the Buddhist view, yet the Dalai Lama presents them in a way that allows any interested reader to grasp this profound outlook on life. Like his many books on compassion, "The Middle Way" is vitally important and universally applicable. With its release, the Dalai Lama adds his wisdom teachings to the already established recognition of his incomparable compassion
A fearless heart : how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives by Thupten Jinpa( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are"--
Essence of the Heart Sutra : the Dalai Lama's heart of wisdom teachings by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Essence of the Heart Sutra, the Dalai Lama unpacks the Heart Sutra so that any reader can benefit from its teachings - teachings meant to help us release ourselves from suffering and live with true compassion. Comprised of his "Heart of Wisdom" talks, originally delivered to thousands of listeners in 2001, the book offers the Dalai Lama's commentary as well as his easy-to-follow overview of Buddhist philosophy that places the sutra within its historical and philosophical context. With additional contributions by scholar and translator Thupten Jinpa, Essence of the Heart Sutra is the authoritative presentation of a text seminal to the world's religious heritage."--Jacket
Consciousness at the crossroads : conversations with the Dalai Lama on brainscience and Buddhism by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this discussion addresses some of the most troublesome questions that have driven a wedge between Western science and religion. Consciousness at the Crossroads resulted from meetings of the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. Is the mind an ephemeral side-effect of the brain's physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet identified them? How does consciousness happen? The Dalai Lama's incisive, clear approach and open-minded pursuit of knowledge both challenges and offers inspiration to Western scientists
Songs of spiritual experience : Tibetan Buddhist poems of insight and awakening by Thupten Jinpa( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the first major anthology of Tibetan spiritual anthology available in the West. Songs of Spiritual Experience offers newly translated works from all the traditions and schools of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning from the eleventh to the twentieth century. Compiled and translated by Thupten Jinpa, one of the Dalai Lama's principal translators, and Jas Elsner, Songs of Spiritual Experience serves both as an introduction to Tibetan poetry and to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy." "Songs of Spiritual Experience offers original translations of fifty-two poems, a thorough introduction exploring the role of poetry in the Tibetan Buddhism, and a helpful glossary that includes notes on the poems. This remarkable collection of Tibetan religious verse will be of interest to students of any spiritual tradition
Practicing wisdom : the perfection of Shantideva's Bodhisattva way by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Practicing Wisdom is a commentary on the ninth, or "Wisdom" chapter of Shantidevas classic, which begins with the assertion that every teaching the Buddha gave is for the sake of cultivating wisdom. This book is unique in that the Dalai Lama draws on two contrasting commentaries in elucidating the meaning of wisdom, which for a Buddhist means an understanding of selflessness, or emptiness the ultimate nature of all people things and events. The Dalai Lama intersperses his detailed commentary with deep personal reflections on the practice of the Buddhist path. He also provides guided contemplative meditations to help readers deepen their understanding of the key elements."--BOOK JACKET
Self, reality and reason in Tibetan philosophy : Tsongkhapa's quest for the Middle Way by Thupten Jinpa( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. It also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate that the Middle Way philosophy's deconstructive analysis does not negate the reality of the everyday world. The study's central focus, however, is the question of the existence and the nature of self. This is explored both in terms of Tsongkhapa's deconstruction of the self and his reconstruction of
The power of compassion : a collection of lectures by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama ; translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collections of lectures by his holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
Lighting the way by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lighting the Way contains three fundamental Buddhist teachings given by the Dalai Lama to Western students. "Principles of Buddhism" provides the framework for understanding the Buddha Shakyamuni's first and fundamental teaching on the Four Noble Truths, upon which all of his other teachings are based. "Eight Verses on Mind Training" comments on a classic text within the genre of Tibetan spiritual writing known as lojong (literally, "mind-training"). His Holiness often refers to this short work as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. Finally, the Dalai Lama's commentary on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment discusses one of the most important texts for serious practitioners of Buddhism."--BOOK JACKET
Grains of gold : tales of a cosmopolitan traveler by Dge-ʼdun-chos-ʼphel( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, philosopher and poet Gendun Chopel (1903-51) sent a large manuscript by ship, train, and yak across mountains and deserts to his homeland in the northeastern corner of Tibet. He would follow it five years later, returning to his native land after twelve years in India and Sri Lanka. But he did not receive the welcome he imagined: he was arrested by the government of the regent of the young Dalai Lama on trumped-up charges of treason. He emerged from prison three years later a broken man and died soon after. Gendun Chopel was a prolific writer during his short life. Yet he considered that manuscript, which he titled Grains of Gold, to be his life's work, one to delight his compatriots with tales of an ancient Indian and Tibetan past, while alerting them to the wonders and dangers of the strikingly modern land abutting Tibet's southern border, the British colony of India. Now available for the first time in English, Grains of Gold is a unique compendium of South Asian and Tibetan culture that combines travelogue, drawings, history, and ethnography. Gendun Chopel describes the world he discovered in South Asia, from the ruins of the sacred sites of Buddhism to the Sanskrit classics he learned to read in the original. He is also sharply, often humorously critical of the Tibetan love of the fantastic, bursting one myth after another and finding fault with the accounts of earlier Tibetan pilgrims. Exploring a wide range of cultures and religions central to the history of the region, Gendun Chopel is eager to describe all the new knowledge he gathered in his travels to his Buddhist audience in Tibet. At once the account of the experiences of a tragic figure in Tibetan history and the work of an extraordinary scholar, Grains of Gold is an accessible, compelling work animated by a sense of discovery of both a distant past and a strange present
The Book of Kadam : the core texts( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume includes the core texts of the Book of Kadam, notably the twenty-three-chapter dialogue between Atisa and Dromtonpa that is woven around Atisa's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland, as well as complementary texts that illuminate the history and practices of the Kadam tradition."--Jacket
Essential mind training : Tibetan wisdom for daily life by Thupten Jinpa( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tibetans revere the mind training (lojong) tradition for its practical and down-to-earth advice. The key to happiness is not a life free of problems but rather the development of a mind capable of transforming any problem or situation into a cause of happiness. Translated and introduced by the Dalai Lama's own translator, Thupten Jinpa, Essential Mind Training contains eighteen individual works, including such renowned classics as Eight Verses on Mind Training and The Seven-Point Mind Training."--Page 4 of cover
Wisdom of the Kadam masters( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase "Kadam masters" evokes for many Tibetans a sense of a spiritual golden age--the image of a community of wise yet simple monks devoted to a life of mental cultivation. These eleventh- and twelfth-century masters were particularly famed for their pithy spiritual sayings that captured essential teachings in digestible bites. In these sayings one unmistakably detects a clear understanding of what comprises a truly happy life, one that is grounded in a deep concern for the welfare of others. Like the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Lao Tzu, or Rumi, the teachings contained in Wisdom of the Kadam Masters can be approached as a part of the wisdom heritage of mankind, representative of the long history of the long human quest to understand our existence and its meaning. This volume offers some of the most beloved teachings of the Tibetan tradition
Sleeping, dreaming and dying : an exploration of consciousness with the Dalai Lama by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying is an absorbing account of the expanding dialogue between leading Western scientists and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around three key moments of consciousness -- sleep, dreams, and death -- the conversations recorded here are both engrossing and highly readable. Narrated by Francisco Varela, an internationally recognized neuroscientist, the book begins with insightful remarks on the notion of personal identity by noted philosopher Charles Taylor, author of the acclaimed Sources of Self
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The world of Tibetan Buddhism : an overview of its philosophy and practice
Alternative Names
Dzinpa, Gesze Thubten.

Džinpa, Thubtän 1958-

Geshe Thubten Jinpa

Geshe Thubten Jinpa 1958-

Geshe Thupten Jinpa.

Geshe Thupten Jinpa Tibetan philosopher

Gesze Thubten Dzinpa.

Glaṅ-ri-ba Thub-bstan-sbyiṅ-pa

Glaṅ-ri-ba Thub-bstan-sbyin-pa 1958-

Glang-ri-ba 1958-

Glang ri ba thub bstan sbyin pa

Gliṅ-ri-ba Thub-bstan-sbyin-pa

Gling ri ba thub bstan sbyin pa

Jinpa, Geshe Thubten.

Jinpa, Geshe Thubten 1958-

Jinpa , Geshe Thupten

Jinpa, Thubten 1958-

Jinpa Thupten

Jinpa, Thupten 1958-

Thub-bstan-sbyin-pa 1958- Glaṅ-ri-ba

Thub-bstan-sbyiṅ-pa, Glaṅ-ri-ba

Thub-bstan-sbyin-pa Glaṅ-ri-ba 1958-

Thub bstan sbyin pa Glang ri ba

Thub-bstan-sbyin-pa (Glanriba).

Thubbstan Sbyinpa 1958-

Thubten Dzinpa, Gesze.

Thubten Jinpa.

Thubten Jinpa 1958- Geshe

Thubten Jinpa Geshe

Thubten Jinpa Geshe 1958-

Thupten Dzsinpa

Thupten Jinpa

Thupten Jinpa 1958-

Thupten Jinpa 1958- Geshe

Thupten Jinpa Geshe

Thupten Jinpa Geshe 1958-

Thupten Jinpa Langri


圖登· 錦巴


錦巴, 圖登 1958-

English (141)

Dutch (2)

Danish (1)

The world of Tibetan Buddhism : an overview of its philosophy and practiceTransforming the mind : teachings on generating compassionA simple path : basic Buddhist teachingsHealing anger : the power of patience from a Buddhist perspectiveDzogchen : the heart essence of the great perfection : Dzogchen teachings given in the WestThe middle way : faith grounded in reasonEssence of the Heart Sutra : the Dalai Lama's heart of wisdom teachingsConsciousness at the crossroads : conversations with the Dalai Lama on brainscience and Buddhism