Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Hopkins’

Buddhablogger TMcG recently published a query to her readership:  “I’d love any suggestions you may have for books on the topic of emptiness as I’m starting to dig in deeper in my analysis and study of this theme in Buddhism.” Being part of that readership, we did our best to answer the call.

The result? A new post called “A big box of emptiness… thanks to Wisdom Publications.” [In which she discusses our books Meditation on Emptiness, Freedom from Extremes, and Dependent-Arising and Emptiness.]

You’re welcome, TMcG!  May they be of all the help they were conceived to be.

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dreamingmeProfessor Guy Newland recently read the new Wisdom book, Jan Willis’s Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist — One Woman’s Spiritual Journey, and was immediately moved to write to the author. He was also kind enough to share his letter so that we may share it with you…:

Hello Professor Willis,

We met briefly when you visited the University of Virginia to give a talk on in the 1980s. Your talk, as I recall, was about getting living Tibetans to tell their own stories, to create spiritual autobiography. I was a grad student of Jeffrey Hopkins then.

For some reason I just happened across your book Dreaming Me this week and it knocked me out. I guess your students WOULD say you tell a good story.

Wow, thanks for telling it! I have to find a way to get his book into my classroom.

Well, I just like to write fan mail when I read a great book by a living author — so here it is.

Guy Newland, Chairperson
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Learn more about this stunning book and its author — one of TIME’s Top Religious Innovators for the New Millennium — here.

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maitripa-logoEarlier this Fall, Portland, Oregon’s Maitripa College was given degree-granting authority from the State of Oregon, marking the fulfillment of one the school’s most important goals: to be able to offer credentialed higher education in the Buddhist tradition in America.

This year also marks the end of the curriculum for Maitripa’s first class of graduate students, who will be recognized in the school’s first graduation ceremony in January.

Several Wisdom authors have an ongoing role in Maitripa College’s development: Yangsi Rinpoche (author of Practicing the Path) was a co-founder (along with Dr. James Blumenthal) and the school’s visiting faculty includes Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Sopa Rinpoche, Jeffrey Hopkins, Dr. Jose Cabezon, and Dr. Jan Willis.

Our congratulations to them for their collective achievement, and to the graduating students who shall follow in their footsteps!

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