Introduction to the Madhyamaka School of Philosophy

15.4.2019 – 18.4.2019 celý den
Jindřišská 27
Jindřišská 873/27
110 00 Praha-Nové Město


MO 10:00-13-00
TU 14:10-15:40
WE 17:30-19:00
TH 15:50-19:00


The course will consist of two parts:

a) lecture, indroducing the fundamental concepts of this most influencial school of Buddhist philosphy, as well as to the life and work of the Tibetan scholar Tsong kha pa (1357-1419)

b) selected reading from the the Tibetan text of the „rTsa she tik chen“, Tsong kha pa’s commentary on the the main work of the school, the „Mulamadhyamakakarika“ by Nagarjuna. Tib. text: 471,19-473,6; 473,14-474,8; 484,16-… (marked in red in the text). The translation is available in Garfield p. 34 (§ 2.2) ff.

Course will be held by prof. Helmut Tauscher (Universität Wien). Everybody is welcome for participation! Students will receive all the materials in advance by e-mail.

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