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Happiness, Past Masters & Taking on Others’ Suffering
The Pursuit of Happiness We have two types of happiness, physical happiness and mental happiness, and most of the effort we put into our lives is involved in the pursuit of physical comfort and happiness. In the pursuit of physical happiness and comfort a lot of people engage...
Serkong Rinpoche Dialogues with Students about Lam-rim
The Gelug Monastic Education System
The monastic education system in the Gelug monasteries covers five major topics, based on five great Indian scriptural texts studied through the medium of logic and debate: Prajnaparamita, Madhyamaka, Pramana, Abhidharma and Vinaya.
Monasteries in Tibet
Traditional Way of Studying Ways of Knowing: Debate
The Tibetan debate process is a learning and clarifying process for ways of knowing, which is then intended for application in meditation and in practice.
Ways of Knowing
The Four Axioms for Examining a Buddhist Teaching
Four ways to examine whether something makes sense or not.
How to Study Buddhism
Questions about Buddhism in Modern Life
A Q&A with Dr. Berzin’s students about various aspects of our daily lives and how Buddhism addresses them.
The Purpose and Benefits of Debate
Debate in Buddhism helps us to be sure that our understanding is correct.
How to Study Buddhism
Meditation on the Precious Human Life
Listening to teachings on our precious human life and then thinking about them in order to recognize and appreciate what we have precedes stabilizing and discerning meditation on it.
Impermanence & Death
The Life of Tsongkhapa
A portrait of the life and deeds of one of the most famous masters of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Relation between True Stoppings and Emptiness
Presentation of the debate between Jetsunpa and Panchen on the topic of true stoppings and voidnesses on the sutra level.
Elaboration of the Life of Tsongkhapa
Learn more detail of how Tsongkhapa gained his great qualities and how he was able to reform and revitalize Buddhism in Tibet.