Live Webcasts 2019
DPR’s Teachings on Bötrül
2019 (Part II)
In 2019, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will continue to teach on Bötrül’s masterful text Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies on Mipham Rinpoche’s presentation of the view of the Dzogchen vehicle by clarifying difficult points that include Madhyamaka tenets.
This course is open to all and will be offered as a live-streaming and as recorded audio files in Moodle, so that you can listen at your convenience.
Session 1: 5–13 July 2019 (live webcast: 10:00 am-12:00 noon PST every second day)
Session 2: July 15 – July 23 (live webcast: 10:00 am-12:00 noon PST every second day)
If you missed Rinpoche’s teachings on Bötrül Part I from 2018, you can take them as an online class as well. See above for more information on registering to review the 2018 teachings.
Mind & Its World
This course explores the criteria of a valid cognition and its various classifications, based on the teachings of the Pramāna tradition, or Buddhist epistemology. We will analyze our consciousness and determine to what degree it is in agreement with its observed object or not; when our mind is direct or not; what the difference is between non-mistaken, non-deceiving, conceptual and non-conceptual types of awareness. It also presents a detailed treatment of knowable objects in the form of definitions, examples, equivalents and classifications drawn from Collected Topics, the introductory textbook of Buddhist phenomenology or Abhidharma; secondly this material is used to teach methods for thinking clearly about the teachings using the debate typology of the four types of relationships there can be between any two phenomena. We will train in elementary debate skills in a relaxed environment, such as asking for definitions, equivalents and classifications.
This course is open to all and will be offered as a live-streaming course with recorded audio files in Moodle (Nitartha’s online campus), so that you can listen at your convenience.
Session 1: 5–13 July 2019 (live webcast: 8:00-10:00am PST every day)
Session 2: 15–23 July 2019 (live webcast: 8:00-10:00am PST every day)