Alex Li Trisoglio

Madhyamakavatara: 8-Week Program

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Online Teaching
June-July 2017
8 sessions of 60-120 minutes

Audio / Video


An 8-week introduction to the Buddhist philosophy of the Middle Way and the view of emptiness/nonduality, based on Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara.

The online seminar series introduces the Madhyamaka or “Middle Way” teachings, the foundational view of emptiness/nonduality upon which all Buddhist practice is based. The seminars are based on Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara, the Heart Sutra, and the Vajracchedika Sutra, as well as other related teachings by Rinpoche such as the Two Truths and the Four Seals.

Outline of the 8-Week Program
The program outline and information about each week and pre-reading may be found here.

Recordings & Transcripts

• Audio/Video recordings of the teachings are available in English.

• Transcripts of the teachings are available in English:

Week 1        Week 2        Week 3        Week 4        Week 5        Week 6        Week 7        Week 8

Translations of the teachings are also available in the following languages (please note: translations are in progress. Not all teachings are yet available in all languages):

English / Bahasa Indonesia / Deutsch / Español / Français / Português / Русский / Türkçe / 繁體字 / 简体字

Program text: "Introduction to the Middle Way"
A free copy of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's commentary on the Madhyamakavatara, the reference text for the program, may be downloaded here.

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