- BUD 502
Collected Topics Debate I
FACULTY: Alison McKee
This foundation debate course offers a methodical training in elementary debate skills on the basis of the Clear Thinking course. Students train in formulating reasonings with correct and seeming reasons and utilize them in debate by learning how to challenge the first mode (the relationship between the subject and the reason). The debate content consists of the classification of objects in terms of entity from Collected Topics.
- BUD 502
DATES & TIMES:
Tuesdays January 17, 2023 - April 4, 2023, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm Pacific Time
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Watch a short video by the instructor about debate as a lab, as an analytical meditation with a partner
From one of our students:
Debate is like a high-level mental agility game. It is challenging and fun. It breaks through your habitual mental habits, opening up your discernment and your perception of the world. Debate sharpens your intellect and enhances your understanding of dharma. It is a practice of cutting through your conceptual mind in creative surprising ways. On top of it all, it can be a bridge to establish new relationships and find new friends. What else can you ask for?
These are experiences I personally had when taking the debate course at Nitartha. Try it out for yourself!
---- Adela Iglesias
LEARN WITH OUR RENOWNED FACULTY
Alison McKee has been attending Nitartha Institute since 2010 and was authorized as a member of the faculty in 2019. She has been a student of Ponlop Rinpoche since 2012. Her passion is in teaching debate as a way to joyfully and playfully examine and deconstruct one’s habitual concepts.