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Western perspectives on Tsongkhapa

Western perspectives on Tsongkhapa

Part of a series of teachings given during the Empty Even Conventionally Retreat with Dr. Guy Newland.

  • Sources used for this course
  • Chapa chos kyi seng ge’s critique of and alternative to the notion that Buddha has no mind
  • Perspectives of Western scholars on Tsongkhapa’s reading of the Prasangika/ Svatantrika distinction
  • Turning to the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra for final thoughts on whether the yogic, non-dual approach or logical approach employing skilful means is to be preferred

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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