Ostensen, M.



Morten Ostensen
Morten Ostensen
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Dates
Birth:   1975/02/22
Place of birth:   Manhasset, NY
Contact information
Email:   mostensen@tsadra.org
About
Primary Language:   English
Translates from:   Tibtetan
Affiliations
Tsadra Foundation
Religious Affiliations
Nyingma
Current projects
Doctoral Research on the Great Perfection Mind Series Traditions (rdzogs chen sems sde lugs).
PhD University
Kathmandu University, Centre for Buddhist Studies (Rangjung Yeshe Institute)
Education
Ph.D., ongoing, Kathmandu University, Centre for Buddhist Studies (Rangjung Yeshe Institute). Dissertation working title: Prospecting for Buddha in the Mine of Enlightenment: The Pedagogy of Experience in the Great Perfection Mind Series Traditions.

M.A. in Buddhist Philosophy and Himalayan Languages, 2008. Kathmandu University, Centre for Buddhist Studies (Rangjung Yeshe Institute). Thesis: In the Presence of the Dharmakāya: Dzogchen Practice According to Khangsar Tenpe Wangchug’s Notes on Dza Paltrul’s Extraordinary Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King (mkhas pa shri rgyal po’i khyad chos).

B.A. in Religion and Philosophy, 1999. Long Island University, South Hampton, (Friends World Program).
Biographical information
Morten Ostensen is the Digital Curator for the Research Department of Tsadra Foundation where he works to create digital editions of major Tibetan literary collections, as well other online resources developed by the research team and their collaborators. He was a frequent resident of Nepal from the mid 1990's until 2015 where he has studied Buddhism as an undergrad, a graduate student, and a doctoral candidate, as well as in more traditional settings. He now lives in upstate New York with his wife and daughter.
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All beings have Buddha-nature
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Which Wheel Turning
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Yogācāra vs Madhyamaka
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Zhentong vs Rangtong
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Analytic vs Meditative Tradition
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Svātantrika (རང་རྒྱུད་) vs Prāsaṅgika (ཐལ་འགྱུར་པ་)
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Causal nature of the vajrapāda
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