Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Daniel Perdue’s book, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Logic: An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources.

  • How study, meditation and offering service are mutually supportive
  • What a nonexistent is and why there is no definition
  • Nonexistents that have existed in the past versus those that have never existed
  • Understanding past and future phenomena according to different schools
  • An overview of basic Buddhist ontology

42 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Nonexistents (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.