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In this luminous presentation, the Dalai Lama lays out the Middle Way-“the way of the intelligent person” who approaches all matters, including matters of faith and devotion, with the highest spirit of critical inquiry and does so without falling into the traps of fixed ideas or extreme views. With fresh emphasis, this peerless and beloved teacher links Tibetan Buddhism to its deep roots in the ancient scholastic tradition of Nalanda University and to the profound analytical teachings of the seminal Indian master Nagarjuna. As the Dalai Lama explores in depth Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Stanzas of the Middle Way-a text of radical importance to the entirety of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition-he illuminates such subtle and easily misunderstood topics as the nature of self and no-self, dependent origination, and the differing roles of relative and absolute truths. This volume also includes a rich exploration of the Tibetan master Tsongkhapa’s Three Principle Aspects of the Path, offering the reader an opportunity to put these matters of deepest philosophical import into direct practice.

The Middle Way will be available for purchase for the first time during His Holiness’s visit to New England on May 2nd.

Click here to get your tickets.

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In the latest volume from Wisdom’s Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series Kevin A. Vose gives a fascinating exposition of Candrakirti’s rise to prominence and the further elaborations the Tibetans have made on his presentation of emptiness. By splitting Madhyamaka into two sub-schools, namely the Svatantrika and Prasangika, the Tibetans became pioneers in understanding reality, and created a new way to define differences in interpretation. Resurrecting Candrakirti provides the historical and philosophical context necessary to understand both Madhyamaka and its importance to Tibetan Buddhist thought. To find out more about Resurrecting Candrakirti and other Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism titles visit the Wisdom website.

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Buddhablogger TMcG recently published a query to her readership:  “I’d love any suggestions you may have for books on the topic of emptiness as I’m starting to dig in deeper in my analysis and study of this theme in Buddhism.” Being part of that readership, we did our best to answer the call.

The result? A new post called “A big box of emptiness… thanks to Wisdom Publications.” [In which she discusses our books Meditation on Emptiness, Freedom from Extremes, and Dependent-Arising and Emptiness.]

You’re welcome, TMcG!  May they be of all the help they were conceived to be.

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