Debate in Tibetan Buddhism

By Daniel E. Perdue

- Paperback
Snow Lion
Pages: 984
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780937938768

The practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhist logic and epistemology is the focus of this clear and thorough exposition. Debate is the investigative technique used in Tibetan education to sharpen analytical capacities and convey philosophical concepts, so it is essential to master its procedure. Using a debate manual by Pur-bu-jok Jam-ba-gya-tso (1825–1901) as his basis, Daniel Perdue covers elementary debate and demonstrates its application to a variety of secular and religious educational contexts.

The translation is supplied with annotations on procedure and content drawn from Tibetan teachers expert in debate.