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Dr. Andreas Doctor MA students MA Thesis

Congratulation Benjamin!

Congratulations go out to Benjamin Collet-Cassart, who successfully defended his Master of Arts Thesis! The Generic Commentaries on Development Stage in the 18th and 19th Centuries A.D.A Study and Translation of Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima’s “Compendium of Key Instructions”. Benjamin’s dissertation supervisor was Dr. Andreas Doctor (Ph.D., University of Calgary) and the external examiner was Dr. […]

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Nāgārjuna Philosophy

Nāgārjuna and the Suffering of Being Sick

While studying Nāgārjuna one comes to the realization that the prasaṅga reasoning he used was  not only to refute the philosophical views that existed at his time, but to provide his readers with the tool to deconstruct any belief system or dogma they tend to grasp at spontaneously(the cause of suffering-second Noble truth). Just after […]

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Congratulations MA students Thesis defense

Congratulations Franziska!

We’d like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Franziska Oertle from Switzerland, who successfully defended her MA Thesis: Sum Cu Pa and rTags Kyi ‘Jug Pa, A Drop From the Ocean; Introduction to Indigenous Tibetan Grammar through anInsider’s Perspective, on 30th May 2011. Franziska’s supervisor was Dr. David V. Fiordalis PhD (University of Michigan), who is a […]