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Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

Yaroslav Komarovski


This book connects the Tibetan Buddhist polemics over realization of ultimate reality with contemporary debates regarding mystical experience. It argues that realization of ultimate reality as understood by Tibetan thinkers on the one hand in significant ways resembles the category of unmediated mystical experience, and on the other challenges and suggests rethinking the very meaning of that category. Correspondingly, the book proposes to move beyond the interpretive models used by “constructivists” and “perennialists” in their debates regarding unmediated mystical experience to a different mo ... More

Keywords: Tibetan Buddhist polemics, realization of ultimate reality, debates regarding mystical experience, unmediated mystical experience, constructivists, perennialists, Tsongkhapa, Gorampa, deconstructive contemplative processes, resultant experience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190244958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yaroslav Komarovski, author
University of Nebraska-Lincoln