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Wisdom of Emptiness

The wisdom realising emptiness is the crucial tool that will take us to enlightenment. Without it we cannot cut the root cause of the disturbing emotions or become liberated from cyclic existence. Learn to develop the reasoning that underpins this precise and complex skill, and how to apply it in daily life for immediate results.

The wisdom of emptiness is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. Take this opportunity to enhance your ability to bring about this realisation. Based on evocative analogies of emptiness, learn the different methods to use in meditating on emptiness. Practice accumulation of merit and purification of obstacles - indispensable for generating realisations within the mind. Discover Lama Tsong Khapa's presentation of the 3 levels of dependent arising, and the differing approaches within the various schools of Buddhism.

 

About the Course

The realisation of emptiess is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. Take this opportunity to enhance your ability to bring about this realisation. Learn how to develop calm abiding and different methods to use in meditating on emptiness. Practice accumulation of merit and purification of obstacles - indispensable for generating realisations within the mind. Lama Tsong Khapa's presentation of the three levels of dependent arising, and the different approaches within Buddhism.

About the Teacher: Eddie Peet

 

Topics Covered

  • Misunderstandings about emptiness
  • Avoiding the two extremes of nihilism and eternalism
  • Necessity for accumulation of merit and purification
  • Prasangika presentation of emptiness
  • Lama Tsong Khapa's presentation of the three levels of dependent arising
    • causes and conditions
    • parts
    • imputation by mere label
  • How to meditate on emptiness
    • developing calm abiding
    • dependent arising
    • fourfold reasoning
    • space-like emptiness
    • other methods
  • Three higher trainings

 

Required Integration Practices

  • Meditation on calm abiding
  • Meditation on emptiness
  • Recitation of the Heart Sutra
  • Light offering practice
  • Wisdom of Emptiness practice day

Required Texts

  • DB Required Reading, Wisdom of Emptiness, photocopied booklet
  • Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, Pabongkha Rinpoche (pp.647-706)
  • Echoes of Voidness, by Geshe Rabten
  • Virtue and Reality, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (LYWA booklet)

Suggested Integration Practices

  • Prostrations to the Thirty-five Buddhas
  • Weekend retreat on the Heart Sutra according to Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice
  • Water bowl offering preliminary practice

Suggested Reading

  • Calm the Mind, Gen Lam Rimpa, book
  • Realising Emptiness, by Gen Lam Rimpa
  • Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  • Program Level: Intermediate
  • Leader: Eddie Peet
  • Suggested Donation: $10/$5 per class (plus $60/$30 for the notes)
  • Day & Time: Wednesday Evenings, 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
  • Associated Classes:
  • Dates: 8 February - 5 April, 2017

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Tue   9 am - 1 pm
Wed  5 pm - 9 pm
Sat    9 am - 5 pm
Sun   9 am - 1 pm

 

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Mon   9.30 am
         6.30 pm
Wed  9.30 am
         6.30 pm
Fri      9.30 am

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