How Madhyamaka addresses the reality that we suffer needlessly because of a mistaken world view. An introduction to various perspectives in Tibetan Buddhism.
Series: Varieties of Madhyamaka with Guy Newland (2011)
The life of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa lineage, and how he came to realize the correct view of the nature of reality.
A question-and-answer session with the retreatants about the teachings on Tibetan Madhyamaka.
Jonang: the philosophical school that believes Buddha nature exists right now in ordinary beings, nothing needs to be added or removed.
The benefits of studying religious systems other than our own and what to do when encountering differences.
Discussing how non-Gelug schools have not written as extensively about their views as the Gelug school has. Looking at the philosophy of the Kagyu school.
Comparing Dzogchen with Madyamaka. Similarities and differences between the Gelug and Nyingma.
Questions and discussion from the retreatants on the topics from the Varieties of Madhyamaka retreat.
When we examine the diversity of Madhyamaka views within Tibetan Buddhism, we are also considering the broader human problem of coping with diversity.