This course is an extensive exposition of the Sautrāntika philosophical tradition, based on the expanded version of The Gateway that Reveals the Philosophical Traditions to Fresh Minds root text. This school is renowned for classifying all knowable objects into specifically and generally characterized phenomena, based on our experience. The path and result presentation here is generally shared with the Vaibhāṣika tradition.

Prerequisites: BUD 501, BUD 502 (BUD 510, BUD 520 are recommended)

Required texts:

    • Root text: The Gateway That Reveals The Philosophical Systems To Fresh Minds: An Exposition that Reveals the Presentation of the Philosophical Systems of our own Buddhist Faction in a Slightly Elaborate Way, by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Acharya Kelsang Wangdi. Translated by Karl Brunnhölzl and Phil Stanley, Nitartha Institute Publications, 2019 edition
    • Mind & Its World 4 Sourcebook, Nitartha Institute Publications, 2020 edition