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Discussion on Madhyamaka philosophies

Discussion on Madhyamaka philosophies

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

  • How others schools form the critique of the Gelug school’s view regarding inherent existence
  • How some beings’ compassion doesn’t develop into bodhicitta
  • Apprehending objects and the three ways of perceiving things
  • Latent obscurations
  • How much of the day we are simply with the appearance and how much of the day we are grasping at it
  • The importance of shamatha practice and when we cultivate it

Varieties of Madhyamaka 08 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.