Debate is Tibetan Buddhism’s primary mode of philosophical inquiry and is the liveliest and most amusing way of approaching near to Buddhism’s timeless wisdom.
The debaters get to test their knowledge and application of Buddhist philosophy, whose underpinning aim is for us to gain understanding so that we can escape suffering.
The course will offer a hands-on introduction to the study of reasoning and the practice of debate in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
This course is open both to complete beginners and to those who have already been studying this subject and is available in-person and online.
Geshe Losel will be the teacher for this event. He is a graduate of the Institute of Dialectics in Dharamsala, India and studied there under the famous scholar Gen Lobsang Gyatso. A British monk, Graham Woodhouse is one of the very few Westerners trained in the traditional Tibetan way as a geshe.