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The two truths in the four schools

The two truths in the four schools

Part of a series of teachings given from March 6-11, 2010, at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Similarities of view of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Understandings of the mind, of emptiness, and historical reasons for differing views in the four schools
  • Influence of Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa and the current Dalai Lama
  • Mind—where it arises, where it abides and where it goes—as a means to ascertain the absence of inherent existence of the mind
  • Shentong Madhyamaka, as defined by H.H. the Dalai Lama

Guy Newland on the Two Truths 08: The four schools of Tibetan Buddhism (download)

Dr. Guy Newland

Guy Newland, a student of Jeffrey Hopkins, is a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism who has been a professor at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan since 1988. He served as Chairperson of Central Michigan University's Department of Philosophy and Religion during the periods 2000-2003 and 2006-2009. He was elected to the Mount Pleasant Board of Education in July 2003 and served until December 2007, including six months as President of the Board and one year as Secretary.

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