7 12, 2022

Sautrantika Philosophical System: The Path of Vipashyana

Once we have developed calm-abiding to some degree, the mind becomes settled enough that we can take anything that arises in our present moment experience as the object of meditation. For example, in this course we will explore the key vipashyana practice of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, which encompasses everything that we experience. We will have an opportunity to practice some of these four foundations through guided analytical meditations. Another vipashyana practice is meditation on the Four Noble Truths: what we are to know (the truth of suffering), what we relinquish (the origin of suffering), what we attain (the truth of cessation) and what we rely upon

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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