5-Day Workshop on Logic
A 5-day Workshop on Logic through Discourse & Discussions
The teachings of the Buddha and other masters often employ a specific logical language that we are unaware of. This logic is the tool that has been used by followers of all Indian philosophical traditions both to understand and explain their central ideas. In this workshop we will first learn the ‘language’ of logic by seeing the main tool used; the syllogism. Syllogisms are the building blocks of logic.
After gaining some familiarity with how syllogisms, we will then try and see how they are used to delve deeper into the study of Buddhism with topics such as the The Four Truths and the Four Seals.
What often emerges from studying such topics with the aid of syllogisms is an in-depth understanding of the reasoning employed in the texts and a recognition of our actual understanding. This helps us gain certainty in what we know and provides a tool to gain certainty in what we do not know, yet. Being by nature a subject that needs to be acquired through language and dialogue, the format will be primarily discussions with the participants.
About the Teacher—
Atisha Mathur was born and grew up in New Delhi. He is a doctoral student at L’Orientale in Naples, Italy. Atisha finished his Madhyamika studies in 2019 from the institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamshala, India where he was studying for the Geshe studies program. Since the past 3 years, he has been teaching at Deer Park Institute, Bir and online.
By Donation. Registration Compulsory. Accommodation & Meals as per actuals
9:00 am – 10:30 am : 1st Session
10: 30 am – 11:00 am : Tea
11:00 am – 12:30 pm : 2nd Session
12:30 – 2:30 pm : Lunch Break
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm : 3rd Session
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm : Tea
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm : 4th Session
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
Dinner will be followed by evening activities such as, film screenings, music, meditation etc (optional)