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Varieties of Madhyamaka

Varieties of Madhyamaka

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

  • Studying across boundaries in an open-minded manner—important implications for world peace
    • Applying this idea to studying the perspectives of the other lineages of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya, as well as Jonang
  • The Buddhist view that we suffer needlessly because of a mistaken world view and a discussion how Madhyamaka addresses that
  • Roots of Madhyamaka in India
  • Early Tibetan interpretations of Chandrakirti, especially Yogachara Madhyamaka
  • Basis for the distinction that Tsongkhapa made between the Svatantrika and Prasangika Madhyamaka sub-schools

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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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