12 10, 2021

LAN 531 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature (Semester 2)

{!{types field='course-start-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!}-{!{types field='course-end-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!} Dates: Monday mornings September 20 - December 6, 2021, from 8:30am - 10:00 am Pacific time. Faculty: Mark Seibold This course is oriented towards reading Tibetan Buddhist texts and literature. It uses Tokmé Zangbo’s famous 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (རྒྱལ་སྲེཨ་ལག་ལེན་སོ་བདུན་མ།) as the basis for developing familiarity with Tibetan grammar and developing reading skills. Interesting and important grammatical points are explained in the context of specific passages. Opening and closing chants are done in Tibetan. Students are encouraged to practice reading aloud to learn the rhythms and feel of the phrasing of the language

16 09, 2015

Exploring the Pramāṇa Tradition

BUD 690: EXPLORING THE PRAMĀṆA TRADITION A Nitartha Institute Advanced Curriculum Course October 1, 2015 – January 14, 2016 Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm PST Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 The Buddhist science of pramāṇa, or ‘valid cognition,’ has been a key component of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies since the 5th century CE. The pramāṇa teachings explore the vast topics of how mind knows itself and its world, how trustworthy knowledge and experience can be ascertained, and how we may skillfully refine our ideas about these and related issues in dialogue with others. During this semester-format course-offered in live, streaming, and on-demand formats-we will explore

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