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Online: Sorting Out Tenets with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - September 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm PDT

Geshe Dadul Namgyal

With clarity and kindness (and humor, too), Geshe Dadul Namgyal explains the key points of the four main Buddhist tenet systems.

The four main Buddhist philosophical systems—Vaibhashika, Sautrantika, Chittamatra,and Madhyamaka, plus their sub-schools—all assert the Buddhist doctrine of selflessness, but each offers an increasingly subtle explanation of what that means. In Tibetan Buddhist education, studying the philosophical tenets schools is like climbing the steps of a staircase, each leading up to a subtler view, until we finally we arrive at the subtlest view of the Prasangika Madhyamikas.

If you’ve ever gotten lost trying to sort out the tenet systems, join Geshe Dadul for a guided a tour.  Some background in Buddhist philosophy—and especially tenet study—is strongly advised!

Daily Schedule. All activities on Zoom Webinar.

5:30 – 7:00           Morning meditation 

9:00 – 11:00         Teaching with Geshe Dadul 

2:00 – 3:30           Q & A/review

Ven. Thubten Chodron leads the review September 19 & 20
Ven. Sangye Khadro leads the review September 21 & 22   

Course is offered over Zoom Webinar. Register here. 

(Course will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.)

All Abbey Dharma courses are offered freely and your donations are welcomed. Go here to make an offering.

Geshe Dadul Namgyal is a prominent scholar. He holds a Geshe Lharampa degree (doctorate) in Buddhism and Philosophy from the Drepung Monastic University and a Master’s degree in English Literature from Panjab University in India. Geshe-la is an author, professor, translator, and has served as auxiliary interpreter for His Holiness and Dalai Lama. He is now involved with Drepung Loseling Monastery-Emory University partnership where he is preparing a six-year curriculum in Modern Science for Tibetan monasteries and nunneries. Read his full biography.



September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am PDT
September 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm PDT
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