Dependent-Arising and Emptiness

A Tibetan Buddhist Interpretation of Madhyamika Philosophy

Dependent-Arising and Emptiness

Dependent-arising and emptiness are two essential Buddhist concepts. Elizabeth Napper helps us understand the integral relationship of these ideas and the ways that they have been interpreted by Tibetan and Western scholars. An essential reference work for students and practitioners of Buddhism.

Along with a translation of the insight (vipashyana) section of Tsongkhapa's Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path (Lam rim chen mo), Napper provides an extensive introduction that contrasts the Geluk view of emptiness to that of Western scholars, and a translation of four interwoven commentaries on the text.
  • Wisdom Publications | 
  • 868 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780861713646 | 
  • June 1989

About the Author

Elizabeth Napper

Elizabeth Napper received her PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Virginia in 1985. The editor of such books as Kindness, Clarity, and Insight by the Dalai Lama and Mind in Tibetan Buddhism, she is currently codirector of the Tibetan Nuns Project in Dharamsala, India.