Tsongkhapa (Book Review)

Tsongkhapa, a Buddha in the Land of Snows by Thupten Jinpa

Reviewed by Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. 

Tsongkhapa, a Buddha in the Land of Snows is Buddhist scholar Thupten Jinpa’s contribution to Shambhala Publications’ remarkable series, The Lives of the Masters, which seeks to memorialize the contributions of some of the most important thinkers in Buddhist philosophy. 

Tsongkhapa, who lived from 1357-1419, is considered to be one of the greatest Buddhist philosophers and teachers that ever lived. He is known for his many insights and accomplishments, not the least of which is his key role in what is called the Ganden Renaissance. The Ganden Renaissance created a ripple effect in inspiring new scholarship, new interpretations of traditional teaching

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