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.
Thursdays, November 11 - December 16, 2021 and January 13 - 27, 2022
November 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16, 2021 and January 13, 20, 27, 2022
Note: Holiday break on November 25, December 23, 30, January 6
7:00 - 8:30pm Eastern Time
$140 Members / $160 Non-Members
No one is turned away due to financial considerations.
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SUPPORTIVE READING OPTIONS
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)
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:
Lorig: Ways of Knowing – Alexander Berzin
Elaboration of Lorig: Ways of Knowing -– Alexander Berzin
“Internet Archive” - Translation:
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teachings on Dharmakirti’s commentary on Dignaga’s Compendium on Valid Cognition:
Chapter 2 Institute for Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala (2014) – Geshe Wangmo
Track 1 - Introduction to Text materials compiled and translated by Geshe Wangmo for the Course.
Track 2 - Life Story of Dignaga
Track 3 - Life Story of Dharmakirti
Chapter 2 - Institute for Buddhist Dialectics - (2018)