Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way: Part II with Professor Thomas Doctor

Professor Thomas Doctor is back for Part II of Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way, the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (MMK). This text is foundational to the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism and is considered to be the most profound exposition on the philosophy of emptiness, śūnyatā. This study will begin with Chapter Six of the text and is a continuation of the course taught by Professor Doctor last spring semester.  This course will be streamed online and recordings will be made available for registered students. Students residing in Boudha may also attend this course on campus at RYI.  

We are happy to announce that we are now providing a non-credit option for this course, that allows participants to contribute on a donation basis. We are grateful for your contributions and appreciate your support. The registration link can be found on our Facebook page or in the news section of our website. Additionally, a QR code is available for your convenience. We look forward to the start of this course and hope that you will be able to join us. 

Professor Doctor translated an important commentary on the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü called the Ornament of Reason. Professor Doctor is also a learned and experienced Madhyamaka scholar and the author of Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism: Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way.  
Please register for the course here: MMK Part II with Prof. Thomas Doctor 
You will receive an email with further instructions of how to join, a short while later. If you have any further questions, please contact:  
Course Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2023 
Course Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:45am – 11:15am NPT 
This course will be taught in English, recordings will be made available for registered students. Please visit our Facebook and Instagram for upcoming announcements! 


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