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Pandita (Skt. paṇḍita; Tib. མཁས་པ་, པཎྜི་ཏ་, khepa; Wyl. mkhas pa) — a title used for scholars who are learned in the five sciences. It is used especially for the master scholars of ancient India. An exceptionally great scholar is given the title of mahapandita.

How a Pandita Teaches

For the teaching style of a learned pandita, there are two approaches:

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha


  1. Patrul Rinpoche, Preliminary Points To be Explained when Teaching the Buddha's Word or the Treatises, translated by Adam Pearcey.