Aryadeva

Aryadeva

Aryadeva was a disciple of Nagarjuna and author of several important Madhyamaka Buddhist texts.

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The Thirteen Core Indian Buddhist Texts: A Reader's Guide

There are thirteen classics of Indian Mahayana philosophy, still used in Tibetan centers of education throughout Asia and beyond.  They cover the subjects of vinaya, abhidharma, Yogacara, Madhyamika, and the path of the Bodhisattva.  They are some of the most frequently quoted texts found in...
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The Dalai Lama's Teaching on Stages of Meditation

We were fortunate to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama in our hometown of Boston this week! On Tuesday, he gave an excellent teaching on Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation at MIT. You can watch the entire event online (fast forward to 1:03 for the teachings). Below are the texts mentioned...
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The Seventeen Panditas

Image from http://www.rigpashedra.org/ His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that Tibetan Buddhism is none other than the Buddhism of India in the tradition of Nalanda, the great center of Buddhist learning that was located in present-day Bihar, India. Many of the greatest masters and scholars...
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Aryadeva Reader's Guiude

This article for the Great Masters Series focuses on Aryadeva, the second of what His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to as the Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda, whose works form the foundation for Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Birth and Training While early biographies vary in detail and timing, traditional...
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