This lecture focuses on the Buddhist view of the nature of reality. In explaining the most basic concepts, Yuho Kirchner offers an analysis of the formula known as the Three Marks of Existence. These three features that characterize all phenomena are known as dukkha (suffering), anitya (impermanence), and anatman the Non-Self. Kirchner considers these concepts have been more often than not misunderstood by western audiences. Therefore, he argues that if properly analyzed they are not to be taken as negative formulations; instead, they offer a very rich and positive source of understanding of the human condition. This, of course, comes with important implications for spiritual practice. This is the fourth installment in the “TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series,” organized by Adjunct Professor Jordanco Sekulovski.
- TUJ Philosophy Lecture Series Vol. 4: “Exploring the Buddhist View of Reality with Thomas Yuho Kirchner”