Part of a series of teachings given March 19-21, 2011, at a retreat on the Varieties of Madhyamaka at Sravasti Abbey.

  • How Tsongkhapa came to his realization of the view by accessing Manjushri directly
  • Eight crucial points about Tsongkhapa’s view and why he holds Chandrakirti as supreme
  • Distinct points from the Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path by Tsongkhapa
    • The dilemmas Tsongkhapa faced in developing his view of Madhyamaka: the existential status of conventional truths and ultimate truths

Varieties of Madhyamaka 02 (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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