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The two truths: Conventional existence

The two truths: Conventional existence

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

  • Why is it important to think about emptiness rather than pursue a non-conceptual state
  • How all things exist only conventionally
  • Whether conventional existence is the majority rule
  • How generalities relate to conventional existence
  • Whose mind is labeling?
  • There is no now—time is a convention
  • Impermanence in relation to emptiness

Guy Newland on the Two Truths 04: Emptiness, conception, conventional existence (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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