Sopa, Lhundub

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ལྷུན་གྲུབ་བཟོད་པ།
Wylie lhun grub bzod pa
English Phonetics Geshe Lhundub Sopa
Sopa Lhubdub Wisdom.jpeg
Dates
Birth:   1923
Death:   2014
Place of birth:   Shang region of Tsang province, Tibet


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Contact information

Website:   http://www.deerparkcenter.org/NewFiles/sopa.html
About
Primary Language:   Tibetan
Religious Affiliation
Tibetan Buddhism; Geluk

Biographical information

Born in the Tsang region of Tibet in 1923, Geshe Lhundub Sopa was both a spiritual master and a respected academic. He rose from a humble background to complete his geshe studies at Sera Je Monastic University in Lhasa with highest honors and was privileged to serve as a debate opponent for the Dalai Lama’s own geshe examination in 1959. He moved to New Jersey in the United States in 1963 and in 1967 began teaching in the Buddhist Studies Program at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he professor emeritus. In 1975, he founded the Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon, Wisconsin, site of the Dalai Lama’s first Kalachakra initiation granted in the West. He is the author of several books in English, including the five-volume comprehensive teaching, Steps on the Path to Enlightenment. (Source Accessed April 10, 2020)

Publications

  • Cutting through appearances: Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism, co-authored with Jeffrey Hopkins
  • Wheel of Time: the Kalachakra in Context, co-authored with Roger Jackson and John Newman
  • Peacock in the Poison Grove: Two Buddhists Texts for Training the Mind
  • Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo

      Volume 1: The Foundation Practices

      Volume II Karma

      Volume III Way of the Bodhisattva

      Volume IV Śamatha

      Volume V Insight

  • Teachings from Tibet: Guidance from Great Lamas, co-authored
  • Like a Waking Dream: The Autobiography of Geshe Lhundrub Sopa
  • The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought
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Deer Park Center

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