Debate is a form of study at Namgyal Monastery. Debate helps to sharpen the focus and understanding of Buddhist Philosophy. A critical view is taken to the texts, that is, nothing is taken for granted, understanding is arrived at only though your own reasoning.
Monks first are introduced to a text by their teacher and follow the same debate patterns as the teacher. As monks grow more accustomed to the procedure of debate they will be able to pick up a topic more readily and debate it.