Semester courses are presented in several North American regions and are designed for those who cannot take time off to attend the Summer Institute or 9-day courses. Semester courses are equivalent to one two-week session at the Summer Institute and take place in an evening and weekend format over a few months. Some of these semester programs are also streamed live online.

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Current & Upcoming Semester Courses

BUD 610 Madhyamaka Philosophical Tradition: Not Even a Middle
BUD 620 Paths and Bhūmis: The Path to Enlightenment

BUD 610

Madhyamaka Philosophical Tradition: Not Even a Middle

Instructor: Jirka Hladiš

Attendance: Online

Meeting Times: Wednesday evenings, 7-9 pm (MST), 23 January–10 April 2019.

Course Description:

This course is an overview of the final view of the Buddhist philosophy—the Madhyamaka, or the Middle Way tradition of Mahayana, which propounds the view of shunyata, the emptiness of all phenomena, the transcendence of all views, freedom from elaborations. We will study the presentation of the two truths, their union, and the five great madhyamaka reasonings.

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