TSTD 305: Buddhist Philosophical Discourse I

This course develops the students’ ability to listen to and participate in philosophical discussions in a traditional Tibetan format. The course is taught in Tibetan by a Khenpo or Lopon. The objective of the course is for the students to gain proficiency in understanding philosophical ideas as taught in the classical Tibetan idiom, and to answer questions, engage in philosophical discussions, and write exams in that idiom.

Prerequisites

TSTD 102: Buddhist Philosophy and Hermeneutics II, TLAN 202: Classical Tibetan IV, and TLAN 204, Colloquial Tibetan IV, or permission of the instructor.