Buddhist Philosophy I: The Wisdom of the Middle Way, Based on Acharya Nagarjuna’s Text
October 31 - November 3
With Khenpo Tenzin Wangdu
The Mülamadhyamakakärikä is the most famous work of the great Acharya Nagarjuna, one of the main founders of the Madhyamaka School of Mahayana Buddhism. The central topic of this text is the understanding of emptiness of self and all phenomena, which are devoid of inherent existence and interdependently originated.
Two evenings of teaching followed by a full weekend. First level of a five-year curriculum to learn and deepen the foundations of Buddhist philosophy.
Curriculum Year 1
This teaching is the first year of a 5-year curriculum that will be delivered at the Ripa International Center; it will cover the twenty-seven chapters of “The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way”.
On the first year, the following chapters will be studied:
- Examination of Conditions
- Examination of Motion
- Examination of the Senses
- Examination of the Skandhas, and The Noble Eightfold Path.
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CHF 200./ € 190/ $ 210 – Entire week-end
CHF 35 / € 30/ $ 35 – Individual evenings, Thursday & Friday (Excl. accommodation & food)
Thurs & Fri: 18:30 -21:00 // Sat & Sun: 09:30 – 12:30 // 14:30 – 17:00
About the Teacher
Khenpo Tenzin Wangdu
Khenpo Tenzin Wangdue was born in 1982 in Tibet. At the age of 13 he became a monk of the Ripa Monastery, where he studied philosophy and was instructed and trained in ritual performance. A few years later, he went to India and continued his Buddhist Philosophy studies in the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (Higher Buddhist Studies & Research Center) of Namdrolling Monastery, Mysore. He has successfully completed the nine-year-long study program there, and due to his great knowledge and understanding of the Buddhist teachings, he was enthroned as Khenpo of the Ripa lineage by H.E. Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche.