“In the words of Dölpopa, the relationship between the ultimate and relative truths is expressed as one of support and supported (rten brten pa) or pervader and pervaded (khyab byed khyab bya).”

-Douglas S. Duckworth


-Douglas S. Duckworth



Duckworth, Douglas. Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press (in press).

Duckworth, Douglas, trans. The Profound Reality of Interdependence by Künzang Sönam. Oxford: Oxford University Press (under contract).

Duckworth, Douglas and Jonathan Gold, eds. Guide to Bodhisattva Practice (Bodhicaryāvatāra). NY: Columbia University Press (under contract).

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. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Duckworth, Douglas S. Jamgön Mipam: His Life and Teachings. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2011.

(The focus of a panel at the Annual Conference for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Fordham University, October 20, 2012)

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.

(Reviewed in Journal of Buddhist Philosophy 1:1 (2015): 238-240)

Duckworth, Douglas S. Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition. Albany: SUNY Press, 2008; reprinted in India by Motilal Banarsidass, 2014.

(Reviewed in Journal of American Academy of Religion 77:3 (2009), 734-36; Journal of Asian Studies 68:3, 963-5; Indo-Iranian Journal 55 (2012): 15-38)


Duckworth, Douglas. “Gelukpa [dge lugs pa].” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2018 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2018/entries/gelukpa/>.

Duckworth, Douglas. “From Yogācāra to Philosophical Tantra in Kashmir and Tibet.” Sophia (2017). doi:10.1007/s11841-017-0598-5

Duckworth, Douglas. “Grounds of Buddha-Nature in Tibet.” Critical Review of Buddhist Studies 21 (2017), 109-136.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Madhyamaka in Tibet: Thinking Through the Ultimate Truth.” Critical Review of Buddhist Studies 20 (2016), 171-197.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Echoes of Tsültrim Lodrö: An Indigenous Voice from Contemporary Tibet on the ‘Buddhism and Science Dialogue.’” Journal of Contemporary Buddhism 16:2 (2015), 267-277.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Self-Awareness and the Integration of Pramāṇa and Madhyamaka.” Asian Philosophy 25:2 (2015), 207-215.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Other-Emptiness in the Jonang: The Theo-logic of Buddhist Dualism.” Philosophy East & West 65:2 (2015), 485-97.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Onto-theology and Emptiness: The Nature of Buddha-Nature.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 82:4 (2014), 1070-90.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Non-Representational Language in Mipam’s Re-Presentation of Other-Emptiness.” Philosophy East & West 64:4 (2014), 920-932.

Duckworth, Douglas. “How Nonsectarian is ‘Nonsectarian’?: Jorge Ferrer’s Pluralist Alternative to Tibetan Buddhist Inclusivism.” Sophia 53:3 (2014), 339-348.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Botrul Dongak Tenpai Nyima.” In Treasury of Lives (2013), <http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Botrul-Dongak-Tenpai-Nyima/10093/>

Duckworth, Douglas. “Mipam.” In Treasury of Lives (2013), <http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Mipam-Gyatso/4228/>

Duckworth, Douglas. “Two Models of the Two Truths: Ontological and Phenomenological Approaches.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 38:5 (2010), 519-527.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Mipam’s Middle Way Through Prāsaṅgika and Yogācāra.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 38:4 (2010), 431-439.

Duckworth, Douglas. “De/limiting Emptiness and the Boundaries of the Ineffable.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 38:1 (2010), 97-105.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Buddha-Nature and the Indivisibility of the Two Truths.” In Papers of the Nineteenth-Century Theology Group 36: 1-16. Edited by Elizabeth Dreyer, Harvey Hill, and Walter E. Wyman. Colorado Springs: Colorado College, 2005.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Sellars and the Stereoscopic Vision of Madhyamaka.” In Sellars and Buddhism, edited by Jay Garfield. Routledge Studies in American Philosophy (forthcoming).

Duckworth, Douglas. “Knowledge.” In Philosophy’s Perennial Questions, edited by Steven Emmanuel. New York: Columbia University Press (forthcoming).

Duckworth, Douglas. “Other-Emptiness as Yogācāra: Mipam’s Madhyamaka Synthesis.” In Other-Emptiness, edited by Michael Sheehy et al. New York: SUNY Press (forthcoming).

Duckworth, Douglas. “The Other Side of Realism: Panpsychism and Yogācāra.” In Buddhist Philosophy: A Comparative Approach, edited by Steven Emmanuel, 29-43. Hoboken, N. J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Rangjung Dorjé’s (1284-1339) Key to the Essential Points of Wind and Mind.” In Buddhism and Medicine, edited by C. Pierce Salguero, 413-417. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Pointing to the Nature of Awareness.” In A Gathering of Brilliant Moons, edited by Holly Gayley and Josh Schapiro, 241-250. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2017.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Introduction to Ornament for Dignāga’s Thought in Investigation of the Percept.” In Dignāga’s Investigation of the Percept, by Douglas Duckworth et al, 105-11. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Buddha-Nature and the Logic of Pantheism.” In The Buddhist World, edited by John Powers, 234-47. London: Routledge, 2015.

Duckworth, Douglas. “Tibetan Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna.” In A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy, edited by Steven Emmanuel, 99-109. Hoboken, N. J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.