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This course is an exposition of the Vaibhashika philosophical tradition, based on 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, followed by the presentation of the Vaibhāṣika theory of causation from Collected Topics and the twelve links of dependent origination.

Faculty: Mark Seibold and Francis Sullivan

Dates and Time: Sundays, September 12 – December 12, 2021, 7:30am – 9:00am Pacific time

Prerequisite: BUD501

Required texts:

  • 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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