Buddhist Philosophy Class III

Teacher: Geshe Monlam Sangpo
Time: MON - SAT : 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

NOTE: This class is taught in Tibetan and no translation is provided.

Buddhist Philosophy Class III

Date: March 19—September 23
Text: Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (Mulamadyamikakarika, dBu ma rtsa ba shes rab) 

Nagarjuna’s renowned Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way is the foundational text of the Madyamika school of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Its twenty-seven chapters lay out the definitive presentation of the emptiness of the Madyamika School.

Date: September 23—December 31
Text: Kamalashila’s The Final Stages of Meditation (Bhavanakrama, sGom rim mtha' ma)

The final section of Kamalashila’s well-known three-part treatise, The Stages of Meditation, explains meditation on emptiness from the perspective of the Yogacharya-Svatantrika Madyamika School. 

Geshe Lobsang Tsondu

Geshe Lobsang Tsondu
Geshe Lobsang Tsondu was born in Reting of U-Tsang in Tibet. He began his religious studies at the age of twelve at Sera Monastery in Tibet. He continued to study Buddhism until he was forced to flee Tibet in 1985.

In India he completed his studies for the degree of Geshe from Sera Monastic University in 2003. After that he joined the Gyutoe Tantric University for one year.

He taught Buddhist philosophy to the nuns of Kopan Monastery in Nepal before he joined LTWA in 2005.