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The two truths and karma

The two truths and karma

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

  • Realizing emptiness doesn’t refute conventional existence nor does it establish emptiness as ultimately real
  • The two truths are like two channels on a radio; both are valid and necessary
  • How karma creates a legitimate way of making designations
  • Comparison of two ways of explaining how karma works—the seed model and the disintegratedness model
  • Tsongkhapa’s emphasis on analysis and the conventional level

Guy Newland on the Two Truths 02: Karma (download)

Part 2.1

Part 2.2

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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