About Madhyamaka

Madhyamaka also known as Śūnyavāda and Niḥsvabhāvavāda refers to a tradition of Buddhist philosophy and practice founded by the Indian philosopher Nāgārjuna. The foundational text of the Mādhyamaka tradition is Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā. More broadly, Madhyamaka also refers to the ultimate nature of phenomena and the realization of this in meditative equipoise.

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Dalai Lama speaking on the first day of his teaching on Chandrakirti 2022

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This article is about the 's on the The  also referred as "". It is based on the belief that all things are interconnected and interdependent, and that therefore no one thing can be considered in isolation. The Dalai 's views on the "Middle Way" This article discusses the Dalai Lama's views on the Middle Way Approach, a which advocates for a balanced and moderate approach to life. While addressing the congregation at the .
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Rangtong – The nature of emptiness

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1st Karmapa Lama – Dusum Kyenpa

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Explaining Gelug Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

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Explaining Buddhist Protector Four Faced Mahakala – Chaturmukha Thangka

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The Magic of Composition in Tibetan paintings

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The 4 Phases of The Development of Buddhism in India

was introduced to Indians by who lived in in the sixth century BCE, a of boom of and philosophical thought from Greece to . Born as the crown prince of the great Kingdom, the youth was prepared to be a in accordance with the wishes of his royal father. However, at the age of 28 years old, he learned of the deep experienced in life by most .
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Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna – The Reviver of Buddhism in Tibet

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