The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator

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Shambhala, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India, his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind, conveyed in the Sanskrit texts, with great accuracy.

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This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal ... Read full review

The great image: the life story of Vairochana the translator

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Considered an incarnation of the Buddha Vairochana, Variochana (or Vairotsana) was a heroic figure in Tibetan Buddhism. This eighth century C.E. monk was a scholar and a multilingual translator of ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ani Jinba Palmo, born and educated in Holland, is a nun in the Tibetan tradition. She was a student of and translator for Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche until his death in 1991. She currently divides her time between retreats in Nepal and India and translating for Tibetan teachers in the United States and Europe.

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