Watch: Tibetan Buddhist Debate Pits Defender vs. Challenger
The Tibetan style of debate is not what you might expect. It's physically intense and mentally demanding, characterized by emphatic movements, such as foot stomping, loud clapping and hand gestures. There's also a "defender" and a "challenger." So how does an aggressive exercise fine-tune your mental skills?
Become a little wiser this Friday, April 29 at Asia Society New York, as monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery demonstrate this unique style. Geshe Thupten Jinpa and Professor Daniel Perdue will interpret the debates and stage a version in English on the topic of the ethics of compassion and justice. The event is free and a live webcast of the event will start at 6:30 pm ET.
Watch the video below to get a feel for the Tibetan debating style.