An introduction to the concept of the two truths and its role in Buddhist teachings and practice.
Series: Two Truths with Guy Newland (2010)
Dr. Guy Newland teaches how different Tibetan Buddhist schools of philosophy explain conventional and ultimate truths in order to understand the nature of reality. Teachings given at Sravasti Abbey 2010.
A discussion on the two truths within the Buddhist four tenet systems.
The relationship of the two truths and two different ways of understanding karma.
Tsongkhapa’s presentation of the two truths changed Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, emphasizing the need to strive for virtue.
Detailed discussions of how all things exist conventionally, and why it’s important to think about emptiness and not just meditate non-conceptually.
The Vaibhashika (one of the four tenet schools) view of the two truths.
Buddha nature in the sutras, the compatibility of dependent arising and emptiness, and the Sautrantika view of the two truths.
An in-depth look at the Sautrantika system (one of the four tenets).
The similarities and differences within the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and how they came to be.
Exploring the view that there’s no external world, as taught in the Cittamatra system (one of the four tenets).