The five main topics studied in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

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A talk given to monastics at the Luminary Buddhist Institute in Chiayi, Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • The rare and unique opportunity to become a bhikshuni
  • Outline of the basic education program in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries
  • The tradition and purpose of debate
  • The preliminary topics
    • Collected topics
    • Mind and awareness
    • Signs and reasonings
    • Tenets
    • Paths and grounds
  • The five main topics
    • Prajnaparamita
    • Madhyamaka
    • Pramana
    • Vinaya
    • Abhidharma
  • The story of Asanga and Maitreya

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