Gelukpa [dge lugs pa]

[New Entry by Douglas Duckworth on February 4, 2014.] The Gelukpa (or Geluk) tradition of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is inspired by the works of Tsongkhapa (1357 - 1419), who set out a distinctly
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[New Entry by Douglas Duckworth on February 4, 2014.] The Gelukpa (or Geluk) tradition of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is inspired by the works of Tsongkhapa (1357 - 1419), who set out a distinctly nominalist Buddhist tradition that differs sharply from other forms of Buddhist thought not only in Tibet, but elsewhere in the Buddhist world. The negative dialectics of the Middle Way (madhyamaka) is the centerpiece of the Geluk intellectual...

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