Jeffrey Hopkins

Jeffrey Hopkins

Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD, served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.

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Kalachakra Tantra Reader's Guide

The Kalachakra, or “Wheel of Time,” tantra and cycles of teachings and practices are, on the surface, well known among practitioners and those interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Yet it is considered one of the highest teachings of tantra—a highly complex one where initiates take...
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His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: A Reader's Guide

DALAI LAMA TITLES Updated in April 2016 with His Holiness’ latest book, The Heart of Meditation. For this latest installment of our Great Masters series, we turn to a contemporary master, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, often referred to by Tibetans as Gyalwa Rinpoche...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

Jeffrey Hopkins on Dealing with Demons

by Jeffrey Hopkins When we do deity yoga we need to be very careful that our unconscious contents don’t arise and mix into the practice or get projected. There could be no better guide through potential pitfalls than Jeffrey Hopkins, perhaps the most widely respected American scholar...
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The Dalai Lama's Favorite Meditation

The Dalai Lama is particularly fond of a meditation that promotes taking responsibility for others’ well-being. Based on A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by the eighth-century Indian scholar yogi-poet Shantideva, he calls for imagining a three-sided scene. In meditation: 1. Imagine...
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The Art of Peace

The following article is from the Autumn, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. "One of the most wonderful aspects of this remarkable book is the interaction between the laureates..."—Today's...
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Changing Minds

The following article is from the Spring, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet In Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins edited by Guy Newland...
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