Practical applications of studying philosophies

A question and answer session

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

  • The practical applications of making the fine distinctions between different views of Madhyamaka in terms of our practice
  • The issue of what a buddha knows regarding conventions
    • Avoiding the extreme that conventional reality does not exist at all
  • Where functionality fits within things existing merely in relationship to the mind
  • The role of valid or reliable cognition
  • Comments on modern society
  • Confessional practices done twice monthly at the Abbey

Varieties of Madhyamaka 03 (download)

3-19-11 (3) Varieties of Tibetan Madhyamaka Q & A w Ven Chodron

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