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Explanation of the middle way view

Part of a series of teachings on the text A Brief Presentation of the Grounds and Paths of the Perfection Vehicle, Essence of the Ocean of Profound Meaning by Jetsun Lobsang Dadrin (1867-1937).

  • Explanation of Nagarjuna’s verse from the text’s introduction
  • Tetralemma—the four-fold negation
  • All phenomena are real, unreal, real and unreal, and not real or unreal
  • The Buddha taught to each individual’s understanding

Grounds and Paths 06: Explanation of the middle way view using the tetralemma (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.

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