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Diversity and tolerance

Diversity and tolerance

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

  • Diversity of Madhyamaka views within Tibetan Buddhism
  • Coping with diversity
  • Ways that people approach diversity
  • How Tibet remained isolated into modern times
    • Impact on Gelug and the other lineages
    • Dalai Lamas’ roles
    • How tolerant an open-minded person should be of intolerance
    • His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama’s role in the modern world
  • Background of the Shugden controversy

Varieties of Madhyamaka 09 (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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