Expertise

Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism

Biography

Douglas Duckworth (PhD 2005, University of Virginia) is professor at Temple University and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Religion. He is the author of Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the NyingmaTradition (SUNY Press 2008), and Jamgön Mipam: His Life and Teachings (Shambhala 2011). He is a coauthor of Dignāga’s Investigation of the Percept (Oxford 2016) and introduced and translated Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies: Illuminating Emptiness in a Twentieth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Classic by Bötrül (SUNY 2011). His latest works include Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature (Oxford 2019), a translation of an overview of the Wisdom Chapter of the Way of the Bodhisattva by Künzang Sönam, entitled The Profound Reality of Interdependence (Oxford 2019), a co-edited volume (with J. Gold), Readings of Śāntideva’s Guide to Bodhisattva Practice, (CUP 2019), and a co-edited volume (with A. Vélez and E. Harris), Buddhist Reponses to Religious Diversity: Theravāda and Tibetan Perspectives (Equinox 2020).

Website

Selected Publications

  • Duckworth, D., E. Wilson, and A. Vélez, eds. Buddhist Reponses to Religious Diversity: Theravāda and Tibetan Perspectives. Sheffield, U.K.: Equinox, 2020. 
  • Gold, J. and Duckworth, D., eds. Readings of Śāntideva’s Guide to Bodhisattva Practice. NY: Columbia University Press, 2019.
  • Künzang Sönam. The Profound Reality of Interdependence: An Overview of the Wisdom Chapter of the Way of the Bodhisattva. Translated and introduced by Douglas S. Duckworth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • Duckworth, Douglas. Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • Duckworth, D., D. Eckel, J. Garfield, J. Powers, Y. Thabkhas, S. Thakchoe. Dignāga’s Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 
  • Bötrül. Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies: Illuminating Emptiness in a Twentieth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Classic. Translated, annotated, and introduced by Douglas S. Duckworth. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011
  • Duckworth, Douglas S. Jamgön Mipam: His Life and Teachings. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2011.
  • Duckworth, Douglas S. Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition. Albany: SUNY Press, 2008.

Courses Taught

  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Indian Religions and Philosophies
  • Yoga and Tantric Mysticism