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

  • Third Karmapa and the influence of Dolpopa
    • Subsequent Karmapas interpreted his writings on Madhyamaka to form a new brand of shentong (or other-empty) thought
  • Commentary on Chandrakirti’s works
  • How shentong (other emptiness) came into the Kagyu tradition and morphed from the Jonang view to less substantialist views
  • Mahamudra—seeking to know the fundamental nature of one’s mind as luminous, clear, knowing, and empty
  • Questions and answer

Varieties of Madhyamaka 06 (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.