Words to Delight My Teacher Manjughosha

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Mipham Rinpoche

Words to Delight My Teacher Manjughosha (Tib. དབུ་མ་རྒྱན་གྱི་རྣམ་བཤད་འཇམ་དབྱངས་བླ་མ་དགྱེས་པའི་ཞལ་ལུང་, uma gyen gyi namshé jamyang lama gyepé shyallung, Wyl. dbu ma rgyan gyi rnam bshad 'jam dbyangs bla ma dgyes pa'i zhal lung) — Mipham Rinpoche's famous commentary on the Madhyamakalankara, written in 1876 when he was just 30 years old.


The commentary was controversial, and prompted criticism from the Nyingmapa scholar called Dodrup Damchö Zangpo, who is said to have challenged Mipham Rinpoche to a debate. In response, Mipham wrote Dispelling the Doubts of Damchö (dam chos dwogs sel).


  • Mipham Rinpoche and Shantarakshita, Adornment of the Middle Way, Shambhala Publications, 2005
  • Ju Mipham Rinpoche and Thomas H. Doctor, Speech of Delight, Snow Lion Publications, 2004

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

  • Georges B. J. Dreyfus, 'Would the True Prāsaṅgika Please Stand? The Case and View of Ju Mi pham' in The Svātantrika - Prāsaṅgika Distinction, edited by Georges B. J. Dreyfus and Sara L. McClintock, Wisdom Publications, 2003
  • Kennard Lipman, 'A Controversial Topic from Mipham's Analysis of Śāntarakṣita's Madhyamakālaṅkāra' in Ronald M. Davidson ed. Wind Horse: Proceedings of the North American Tibetological Society, Asian Humanities Press, pp. 40-57