Online teaching and conversation every Monday with Dr. Thomas Doctor
I highly recommend participating in Dr. Thomas Doctor’s upcoming interactive course on the profound view of the Middle Way.
I have emphatically requested Dr. Doctor to teach on Madhyamaka. Please listen, and if you have any doubts, you can ask him and clarify your doubts. If you can, I suggest that you also participate in the optional exercises that the course will include. These teachings are very profound and ever helpful. Please listen well and study well. It will help you forever.
- Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
In this online course, Thomas Doctor will guide us through the reasonings of the Middle Way and, in an interactive forum, facilitate questioning of our everyday view of things and ourselves. No prior training or knowledge is required for participation—only your own wish to be free and to investigate with courage, patience, and honesty. The teachings will be active and rich with questions, reflection, and conversation.
We meet weekly every Monday, beginning on May 17, 7-9 pm CEST (check your time zone). The first module will run for 6 weeks, the last live session of the first module will be on June 21. The course is open-ended, and further modules might be offered later.
Thomas will teach in English.
You will receive an email with a link to join our Zoom room meeting place.
Every Zoom live session will be recorded for participants only. If you miss a meeting, you are welcome to view the recording, which will be posted on DharmaSun.org latest the next day.
In the first module, Thomas will begin to guide us through Nagarjuna's reflections from the Root Verses on The Middle Way. It can be helpful to follow along in Mabja Jangchub Tsondru’s commentary Ornament of Reason.
Dr. Thomas Doctor is an Associate Professor at Kathmandu University, Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute. He has studied with authentic teachers in the Tibetan scholarly tradition here at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery since he was a young man and is a genuine scholar-practitioner. With the Dharmachakra Translation Committe and 84000: Translating the Words of Buddha, he has translated classic Buddhist sūtras, tantras, and treatises.
The teachings themselves are free. Donations are welcome and, following Thomas Doctor's wish, will all go towards Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.
Registration is open until June 21. After registering on DharmaSun for this course, you will receive an e-mail from DharmaSun confirming your access to the recordings and another e-mail directly from Zoom containing the link to join the weekly Zoom live sessions.