(2 credits)  A continuation of the Madhyamaka I course, in which the exploration and debate of the philosophy and practice of Madhyamaka, or the “Middle Way” is deepened and refined.

The primary reading text for this course will be Khedrup Je’s Dose of Emptiness (stong thun chen mo), a detailed critical exposition of the theory and practice of emptiness as expounded in the three major schools of Mahayana philosophy, as well as its commentaries. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in MDT304 Madhyamaka Meditation: Preparation for Vajrayana in conjunction with this course.