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Tibetan Graduate Studies Seminar

Oxford University

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Renée Ford's introduction to the devotional literature in the collected works of the 3rd Dodrupchen composed in admiration of his late teacher Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Devotion is a primary category in Tibetan Nyingma Buddhism The Third Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpa’i Nyima (1865-1926) writes in his The Excellent Way How Guru Yoga Bestows Highest Wisdom how unwavering devotion is a student’s portal to realization. For this reason, s ā dhan ā practices like guru yoga emphasize the necessity of devotion and faith. These two important epistemological categories also play a role in the Great Completeness. We also find a plethora of devotional literature in Tibetan such as the Third Dodrupchen’s collective works.
This talk introduces the Third Dodrupchen’s devotional literature on his primary teacher, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892) and explore how these texts mirror guru yoga practices.