PREREQUISITES

  • Fall 2023 Debate II-III or having completed the foundation debate curriculum

BUD 654

Sautrantika Debate

Faculty: Dr. Francis Sullivan

This intermediate debate course trains in formally debating the tenets of the Sautrāntika philosophical tradition. Debate topics in this class center around the proof of subtle impermanence —the reason of non-dependency that proves that entities do not rely on another cause for their momentary cessation other than their own dependently arisen appearance.

PREREQUISITE:

  • Fall 2023 Debate II-III or having completed the foundation debate curriculum

REQUIRED TEXTS:

None

DATES & TIMES:

Sundays 22 1 月, 2023 - 30 4 月, 2023, 7:30 am-9:00 am Pacific Time (days off: April 9, 16 and 23)

COST:

$200

Nitartha’s Payment Plan and Financial Assistance (PPFA) program is funded by fellow students to support those who would not be able to attend the Institute’s courses without this assistance. To request aid, please fill out the PPFA application before you register for the course.

LEARN WITH OUR RENOWNED FACULTY

Buddhist Tibetan language teacher, Dr. Gerry Wiener teaching at Nitartha Institute.

Dr. Francis Sullivan

Francis Sullivan has been a practitioner and a student of Tibetan Buddhism since the early 1980s. He began his studies at Nitartha Institute in 2008 and in 2019 was made a fully authorized faculty member for the Shedra program. Francis holds a PhD in Biochemistry and lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado.

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