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Dear Friends of the Ripa International Sangha,

Buddhist Philosophy: Part III

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
Based on Acharya Nagarjuna’s text

With Khenpo Tenzin Wangdue

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.

At a time when the practice of meditation is becoming mainstream in the West, these teachings are especially recommended as a way to deepen the understanding of the Buddhist philosophical principles that underpin the practice of meditation, the understanding of the mind and the nature of reality.


Dates: December 8-11
Time (GMT + 3)
December 8-9: 19:00 p.m. – 21:30 p.m.
December 10-11: 19:00 a.m. – 16:30 p.m. (with rest breaks)

“The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way by Nagarjuna’s Mula Madhyamaka Karika”,
2 courses of study.

You may check the time of the event in your time zone.

The commentary contains an explanation of 9 chapters of the text “Mula-madhyamaka-karika” – from 5 to 13 chapters.

5. Examination of the primary elements, dhatu.
6. Examination of the desire and the one who desires.
7. Examination of origin, stay and disappearance.
8. Examination of the act and figure.
9. Examination of a staying in the former.
10. Examination of fire and fuel.
11. Examination of the limits of the preceding and subsequent.
12. Examination of what is being done by yourself and others.
13. Examination of Formative Factors.

An explanation of the first four chapters can be purchased by writing to the mail Please write what language you need for the Teaching. We have them in English, Spanish, French, German, Vietnamese.

Explanations will be given based on the commentary of Mipham Rinpoche.


Teaching will be held in Tibetan, with English, French, Russian translation.

Happy Holidays! With Love and Gratitude,
The RIC and Ripa Ladrang Foundation


 Khenpo Tenzin Wangdue

Khenpo Tenzin Wangdue became a monk of the Ripa Monastery at the age of 13, where he studied philosophy and was instructed and trained in ritual performance. He successfully completed the nine-year study programme of Buddhist Philosophy studies in the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (Higher Buddhist Studies & Research Center) of Namdrolling Monastery, Mysore. 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.