Discovering Buddhism

Wisdom of Emptiness

In this module, we will work to enhance our ability to bring about the realization of emptiness, which is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment.

We will explore such questions as:

  • What is emptiness?
  • What is the relationship between emptiness and liberation and enlightenment?
  • What is the relationship between emptiness and dependent arising?
  • What are different ways to meditate on emptiness?
  • How can we realize emptiness?

We will also discuss and practice different methods to use in meditation on emptiness and practice accumulation of merit and purification of obstacles, which are indispensable for generating realizations.

This is the twelfth in a series of 14 modules covering the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment. Students may join at any point in the cycle. Discovering Buddhism is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of fundamental Buddhist concepts. The program is designed to provide an experiential taste of the Buddha’s teachings and the skills we need to make our lives most meaningful. Each module includes teachings, meditations, readings, assessment questions, and a short retreat. 

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