Ignorance is the root cause of suffering, and wisdom is the antidote to ignorance. Through learning, one eventually becomes established in wisdom. Just as a lamp illumines a house so that one can see colors and shapes, so learning and wisdom enable one to see the nature of phenomena.
Drepung Gomang Monastery holds this unique distinction of having a special curriculum called Thuk Choera, an inter class annual monastic debate congregation that has started from 25th May. It is hold every year at the monastery. The practice of debate is the most important way to learn Buddhist Philosophy in the monasteries, it is an effective means of expanding the mind, increasing mental sharpness, developing analytical capacity and gaining internal clarity. The duration of this special ‘Thuk’ debate at Drepung Gomang Monastery will last for a week
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