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Hi all,

I would like to study Madhyamaka.
Can you recommend any Madhyamaka books to study?

Thanks.
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The Wisdom chapter in The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.
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The Central Philosophy of Buddhism by TRV Murti
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Thanks for recommendation!
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"The Sun of Wisdom" by Kenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
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"Center of the Sunlit Sky" by Brunnholzl is fantastic.
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Wisdom Chapter of Introduction to the Middle Way--Candrakirti

Meditation on Emptiness--Jeffery Hopkins

Maps of the Profound--Jamyang Sheyba's Great Exposition of Buddhist and Non-Buddhist Views on the Nature of Reality--Tans. Jefferry Hopkins

http://www.uma-tibet.org/index-2.html . (Many translations of many texts/monastic textbooks)

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zerwe wrote: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:14 pm http://www.uma-tibet.org/index-2.html . (Many translations of many texts/monastic textbooks)
:namaste: WOW! This is fantastic! Thanks so much!

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Thanks to you all.

If you know any online teachings to study, can you share the links?
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Om Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate bodhi svaha
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Here's two links for online study:

https://madhyamaka.com/ (the course is over but all the audio-files and texts are freely available still)

http://nitarthainstitute.org/ (this one I think is not for free)

Good luck!
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koditon wrote: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:25 pm Here's two links for online study:

https://madhyamaka.com/ (the course is over but all the audio-files and texts are freely available still)

http://nitarthainstitute.org/ (this one I think is not for free)

Good luck!
Great! Thanks a lot!
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http://www.uma-tibet.org/index-2.html . (Many translations of many texts/monastic textbooks)
These valuable translations will stop soon, February 28 in fact, if donations do not appear by then. They are only half way thru the translation project.
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Dr Guy Newland has a series of videos on how the different Tibetan schools interpret Madhyamaka. If y don’t want to watch the entire series you can choose the video corresponding to your favorite school.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GIkrW7aP4j8&t=20s

He’s a protege of Jeffrey Hopkins so expect a little Gelug bias, but not too bad.
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Nicholas Weeks wrote: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:59 pm
http://www.uma-tibet.org/index-2.html . (Many translations of many texts/monastic textbooks)
These valuable translations will stop soon, February 28 in fact, if donations do not appear by then. They are only half way thru the translation project.
Thank you for mentioning this as it's an incredibly helpful site and definately worth supporting.
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Hi all,

I would like to study Madhyamaka.
Can you recommend any Madhyamaka books to study?

Thanks.
The origin and basis of all Madhyamaka are Nagarjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā. So your question is necessarily a question of Nagarjuna's verses and commentaries on these verses available in English language.

This Wiki link (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C5%ABla ... 1rik%C4%81) provides a table of available translations of the verses and commentaries on these verses in English language.
However I cannot confirm that the list of books in this table is complete. Maybe there are even more. Some can be downloaded for free after some search.
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