MASTER CLASS: Pramana of Dharmakirti Part 3 – Truth and Reasoning – Demo Rinpoche

Reasoning and logic are essential in order to reveal what is in fact true and reliable knowledge. Pramana is a Sanskrit term that Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist traditions use to refer to the elements necessary to recognize how knowledge is understood, and how its veracity and reliability can be ascertained.

Drawing from Dharmakirti’s Compendium of Valid Cognition, Demo Rinpoche will explain various methods to help gain reliably true knowledge of the nature of reality as well as be able to discern the diverse understandings people may reach.

About Demo Rinpoche

DATES/TIMES:
Thursdays, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, 2022
Note: No session November 24
7:00 – 8:30pm Eastern Time

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SUGGESTED COURSE for purchase:
MASTER CLASS: Pramana of Dharmakirti – Part 1
MASTER CLASS: Pramana of Dharmakirti – Part 2

SUPPORTIVE VIDEOS AND READING OPTIONS

Videos:
H.H. the Dalai Lama: Commentary on Valid Cognition Pramana Chapter 2 Teaching part 1
H.H. the Dalai Lama: Commentary on Valid Cognition  Pramana Chapter 2 Teaching part 2

Books:
Pramana: Dharmakirti and the Indian Philosophical Debate by Lama Doboom Tulku and Maya Joshi (available to order)
A Compendium of Ways of Knowing: A Clear Mirror of what should be Accepted and Rejected by Akya Yong-dzin Yang-chan ga-wai lo-dro, with commentary compiled from oral teachings by Geshe Ngawang Dhargey (book out of print)

Online:

Pramana Synopsis from Berzin Archives: https://studybuddhism.com/en/tibetan-buddhism/original-texts/sutra-texts/compendium-of-ways-of-knowing

Compendium of Ways of Knowing Text:
https://studybuddhism.com/en/tibetan-buddhism/original-texts/sutra-texts/compendium-of-ways-of-knowing – Study Buddhism by Berzin Archives

Commentary on “Compendium of Ways of Knowing” – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey:
https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/science-of-mind/ways-of-knowing/commentary-on-compendium-of-ways-of-knowing-geshe-ngawang-dhargyey

Lorig: Ways of Knowing – Alexander Berzin
https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/science-of-mind/ways-of-knowing/lorig-ways-of-knowing

Elaboration of Lorig: Ways of Knowing -– Alexander Berzin
https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/science-of-mind/ways-of-knowing/elaboration-of-lorig-ways-of-knowing

“Internet Archive” – Translation:
https://archive.org/details/AStudyOfDharmakirtisPramanavarttikaMasatoshiNagatomi/page/n33/mode/2up

Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teachings on Dharmakirti’s commentary on Dignaga’s Compendium on Valid Cognition:
https://thubtenchodron.org/buddhism/debate-and-reasoning/pramanavarttika-with-geshe-yeshe-thabkhe/

Chapter 2 Institute for Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala (2014) – Geshe Wangmo
http://ibd-buddhist.blogspot.com/2014/10/pramanavarttika-1st-term-fall-2014.html

Supporting materials:
http://ibd-buddhism.org/Pramana/PDF/2014PRAMANA-INTRO-v4.pdf
http://ibd-buddhism.org/Pramana/PDF/2014Pramana-CHART01.pdf
http://ibd-buddhism.org/Pramana/PDF/20141001Class01.pdf

Track 1 – Introduction to Text materials compiled and translated by Geshe Wangmo for the Course.
http://ibd-buddhism.org/Pramana/2014FALL01/20141001C01T1.mp3

Track 2 – Life Story of Dignaga
http://ibd-buddhism.org/Pramana/2014FALL01/20141001C01T2.mp3

Track 3 – Life Story of Dharmakirti
http://ibd-buddhism.org/Pramana/2014FALL01/20141001C01T3.mp3

Chapter 2 – Institute for Buddhist Dialectics – (2018)
http://ibd-buddhist.blogspot.com/

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