Mind and Its World III: Vaibhashika Philosophical Tradition
Faculty: Jirka Hladiš
This course is an exposition of the Vaibhāṣika philosophical tradition, based on the The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. Students explore foundational classifications of knowable objects: the five bases, five aggregates, twelve sources and eighteen constituents. This is followed by the presentation of the Vaibhāṣika theory of causation from Collected Topics and the twelve links of dependent origination.
- Root text: The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds (Truptha), by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen and Acharya Kelsang Wangdi, Nitartha Institute Publications.
- Root text: Collected Topics (Düdra), by Acharya Lama
Tenpa Gyaltsen, Nitartha Institute Publications
- Mind & Its World 3 Sourcebook, Nitartha Institute Publications.
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Tuesdays September 6, 2022 - December 6, 2022, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM Pacific Time
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