Buddhapalita's Commentary on Nagarjuna's Middle Way

Buddhapalita (Author) Ian James Coghlan (Translator)
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Price
$69.95  $64.35
Publisher
Wisdom Publications
Publish Date
November 30, 2021
Pages
400
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781949163209

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About the Author

Ian James Coghlan (Jampa Yignyen) trained as a monk at Sera JΓ© Monastic University, completing his geshΓ© studies in 1995, and holds a PhD in Asian Studies from La Trobe University. Currently he is a translator for the Institute of Tibetan Classics and an adjunct research fellow at SOPHIS, Monash University. He lives with his partner, Voula, and dog, Pila, in Churchill, Victoria, Australia. Buddhapalita (ca. 470-540) was born in South India. At an early age he received ordination, entered formal study, and became learned in Buddhist scriptures. In due course, he began to read the works of Nagarjuna under the guidance of Samgharakshita, gaining insight into their meaning through intense meditation. Later he taught at Dantapuri Monastery and while there composed many commentaries to the works of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Shura, and so on. Buddhapalita's only extant work is his commentary to Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika called Buddhapalitamulamadhyamakavrtti.