Herbert V. Guenther
Herbert V. Guenther is Professor Emeritus of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Among his many published works are his translation of The Life and Teaching of Naropa and The Dawn of Tantra.
Westerners wanting to know about tantra—particularly the Buddhist tantra of Tibet—often find only speculation and fancy. Tibet has been shrouded in mystery, and "tantra" has been called upon to name every kind of esoteric fantasy. In The Dawn of… Read More
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In the history of Tibetan Buddhism, the eleventh-century Indian mystic Nâropa occupies an unusual position, for his life and teachings mark both the end of a long tradition and the beginning of a new and rich era in Buddhist thought.… Read More
rDzogs-chen and the New Sciences of Mind
Writing in the language of the new sciences, Herbert Guenther traces the evolution of Buddhist views on cognition and points to their relevance in the contemporary world. The history of Buddhist thought is a unique example of the interplay between… Read More
In this skillful translation, Herbert Guenther offers English-speaking readers sGam.po.pa's comprehensive and authoritative exposition of the stages of the Buddhist path. A masterly survey of Tibetan Buddhism, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation explains how an enlightened attitude is… Read More
Scientific and Human Aspects of rDzogs-chen Thought
World-renowned Buddhist scholar Herbert V. Guenther here offers the first comprehensive study of the rDzogs-chen or Ati tradition of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Matrix of Mystery explores man's ability to preserve as well as transmit essential… Read More
Herbert Guenther (1917–2006), a pioneer in the field of Tibetan studies, was professor emeritus of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He was born in Bremen, Germany, and received his PhDs from the universities of Munich and Vienna. From 1950 to 1962, he taught at Lucknow and Varanasi Sanskrit Universities in India. In 1964 he established and chaired the Department of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. His many years of teaching in Europe, India, Canada, and the United States have given his work a unique perspective.