Geshe Dadul Namgyal returns to teach on the Middle Way view of Buddhist philosophy, beginning with a review of material covered in last year’s teachings.
Series: Madhyamaka through Metaphors with Geshe Dadul Namgyal (2015-17)
Part of a series of teachings by Geshe Damdul Namgyal given during the Madhyamaka through Metaphors retreat held at Sravasti Abbey. The slides used during the teachings in each year are here: 2015, 2016, 2017.
Using the reasoning of dependence on parts to show how things cannot be inherently existent.
Geshe Dadul Namgyal takes questions on emptiness and dependent arising, and the difference between dreams and reality.
How phenomena exist and function without inherent existence.
Clarifying potential pitfalls in our understanding of emptiness.
Geshe Dadul Namgyal responds to questions on self- and other-emptiness, and on uncompounded phenomena.
Exploring paradoxical statements about emptiness in their specific context in Buddhist philosophy.
The three types of dependent origination and how they relate to emptiness.
Practical advice on practicing the Dharma well and avoiding spiritual materialism.
Recognizing our situation in samsara as the foundation for studying Middle Way philosophy.