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.

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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Nagarjuna: A Reader's Guide

This article for the Great Masters Series focuses on Nagarjuna, the first of what His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to as the Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda, whose works form the foundation for Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. While Nagarjuna is usually considered to have...
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Tsongkhapa: A Guide to His Life and Works

From Images of Enlightenment: Tibetan Art in Practice 2019, marks the 600th anniversary of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357–1419), one of the most important figures in Tibet, historically and philosophically. To mark this anniversary, we published what is the most comprehensive, definitive...
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Kalachakra Tantra Reader’s Guide

What Is Kalachakra Tantra? 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...
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Guide for Readers

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Learn More We publish over two dozen books by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. See also: Tsongkhapa: A Guide to His Life and Works | Kalachakra Tantra...
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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 of Tibetan...
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The Ngakpa Tradition: An Interview with Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche

The following article is from the Fall, 2006 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. The Ngakpa Tradition Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche (1921-2009)   An Interview with Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche (Khetsün Zangpo Rinpoche)   Jeff Cox: Not many people in...
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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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What Om Mani Padme Hum Means?

Om Mani Padme Hung Learn More The great six-syllable mantra invoking Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of compassion, is a powerful practice of Tibetan Buddhism Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism:...
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