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The Union of Wisdom and Compassion

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In his masterwork Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way, the ancient Indian philosopher Nagarjuna offered enduring lessons on the core Buddhist concepts of emptiness and dependent arising. In this series, Barry Kerzin, the Dalai Lama’s personal physician, guides us through Nagarjuna’s teachings that would eventually come to define the Mahayana tradition.

Dr. Barry Kerzin, a monk and medical doctor, is the Dalai Lama’s personal physician, founder of the Altruism in Medicine Institute and the Human Values Institute, a fellow at the Mind and Life Institute, Affiliate Professor at the Univ. of Washington Tacoma, and Visiting Professor at Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India. He is the author of No Fear, No Death: The Transformative Power of Compassion and Nagarjuna’s Wisdom: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Middle Way.