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Understanding the tenet systems

Part of a series of teachings on the tenet systems given at Sravasti Abbey in 2008. The root text of the teachings is Presentation of Tenets written by Gon-chok-jik-may-wang-bo.

  • Subtle selflessness of person
  • Autonomous substantial existence
  • Objects abandoned by the path: afflictive and non-afflictive ignorance
  • Explaining the nature of the path: accumulation, preparation, seeing, familiarization/meditation, no more learning
  • Uninterrupted path/forbearance and path of liberation/knowledge
  • Four noble truths
  • Importance of understanding tenet systems

Geshe Damdul Tenets 07 (download)

Geshe Dorji Damdul

Geshe Dorji Damdul is a distinguished Buddhist scholar whose interest lies in the relation between Buddhism and science, especially in physics. Geshe-la participated in several conferences on Buddhism and science, Mind and Life Institute meetings, and dialogues between His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and Western scientists. He has been official translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 2005 and is currently director of Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of H.H. the Dalai Lama, based in New Delhi, India. Geshe-la gives regular lectures at Tibet House and many universities and institutes. He travels widely within India and abroad to teach Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic and practice.