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Svātantrika Madhyamaka tenets: Part 1

Svātantrika Madhyamaka tenets: Part 1

Part of a series of teachings given during a course on the four Buddhist tenet schools by Venerable Sangye Khadro at Sravasti Abbey. Handouts for the course included “The Four Schools of Tenets, Their Founders and Proponents” and “Presentation of Tenets by Venerable Manjushri Chokyi Gyaltsen”. There were also slides used during the talk.

  • Meditation on investigating what a substantially existent self would look like
  • Non-Gelug Madhyamaka schools on mind-basis-of-all
  • Meaning of Madhyamaka
  • Distinguishing features of the Madhyamaka school
  • Divisions of the Madhyamaka school and their origin
  • Svātantrika Madhyamaka and it’s divisions
  • Autonomous reasons
  • Etymology of the term Svātantrika
  • Mode of asserting objects
  • Questions and answers

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Venerable Sangye Khadro

California-born, Venerable Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1974, and is a longtime friend and colleague of Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron.Ven. Sangye Khadro took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. While studying at Nalanda Monastery in France in the 1980s, she helped to start the Dorje Pamo Nunnery, along with Venerable Chodron.Venerable Sangye Khadro has studied Buddhism with many great masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. She has been resident teacher at the FPMT centre in Denmark since 2016, and from 2008-2015, she followed the Masters Program at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy.Venerable Sangye Khadro has authored several books, including the best-selling How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing, which has been translated into eight languages.She has taught at Sravasti Abbey since 2017 and is now a full-time resident.

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