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Mind and Its World I Sourcebook, 304 pp
Mind and Its World I begins a detailed analysis of the subjective side of experience. It examines mind and how it perceives its world in valid and invalid ways based on the Classifications of Mind, which provides divisions and definitions of the types of mind identified in the epistemological tradition of Dignaga and Dharmakirti. The key point is the discernment of the aspects of mind that validly perceive things the way they are, which are distinguished from those aspects of mind that are mistaken and tainted by fundamental delusion, and thus keep one bound in samsara. It also introduces the two Hinayana philosophical systems, the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika schools, covering the two truths and the process of perception. Selected readings, analytical meditations, study questions, review summaries are included in the sourcebook.

Clear Thinking Workbook, 182 pp
Clear Thinking begins a detailed analysis of the objective side of experience, or phenomena. This analysis is based on Collected Topics, which presents the classifications and definitions of objects as presented in the abhidharma tradition of Vasubandhu. It also examines the four possible relationships between any two phenomena and introduces the Clear Thinking Dialog, an introductory debate practice based on Classifications of Reasons. Selected readings and classifications, definitions, and four relationship exercises are included in the workbook.

Mind and Its World II Sourcebook, 190 pp
Mind and Its World II examines the theme of karma. It begins the study of causes and conditions as presented in Collected Topics, the twelve nidanas, or chain of interdependent origination, and the distinction between primary minds and mental factors. It includes a detailed presentation of the mental factors from the Classifications of Mind. Selected readings, analytical meditations, study questions, and review summaries are included in the sourcebook.

Mind and Its World III Sourcebook, 222 pp
Mind and Its World III first concludes the investigation into causes and results as presented in Collected Topics. It then turns to the analysis of the ways in which mind cognizes phenomena, particularly the ways in which conceptuality functions, by investigating the modes of engagement from Classifications of Mind and the methods that lead to cognition from Collected Topics. Selected readings, analytical meditations, study questions, and review summaries are included in the sourcebook.

Mind and Its World IV Sourcebook, 278 pp
Mind and Its World IV examines the two Hinayana philosophical tenet systems: the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika schools. Specific topics include the definitions of the two schools, a discussion of their subschools, an in-depth examination of their presentations of the process of perception and objects of knowledge. Also included is a description of the paths and fruition. Selected readings, analytical meditations, study questions, and review summaries are included in the sourcebook.

Debate Workbook, 138 pp
This text is a draft edition. It includes a thorough presentation of three-part reasonings and the three modes and also examines the three types of reasons: reasons of self-nature, result reasons, and reasons of nonobservation. Debate worksheets for first and second mode challenges are included.

Classifications of Mind (Lorik) Root Text, 38 pp
A root text written by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. It presents the divisions and definitions of the types of mind identified in the epistemological tradition of Dignaga and Dharmakirti. Translated by Karl Brunnhölzl.

Classifications of Reasons (Tarik) Root Text, 40 pp
A root text by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. It presents the divisions and definitions logic and what constitutes valid and invalid reasoning as presented in the tradition of Dignaga and Dharmakirti. Translated by Ari Goldfield.

Collected Topics (Düdra) Root Text, 38 pp
A root text compiled by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. It presents the divisions and definitions of objects as presented in the abhidharma tradition of Vasubandhu. Translated by Karl Brunnhölzl.

The Gateway That Reveals the Philosophical Systems to Fresh Minds Root Text, 32 pp
A root text written by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, and Acharya Kelsang Wangdi. It presents the divisions and definitions of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika philosophical systems. Translated by Karl Brunnhölzl.

Mind and Its World Visual Curriculum CD
A draft presentation on compact disc of the Classifications of Mind and Collected Topics root texts in a graphic format. Includes both English and Tibetan versions of the texts and selected commentary by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen.

Classifications of Mind Flashcards
113 definition flashcards drawn from the Classfications of Mind root text. English, Tibetan, and Sanskrit translations included.

Collected Topics Flashcards
96 definition flashcards drawn from the Collected Topics root text. English, Tibetan, and Sanskrit translations included.