Advanced Level Course
“The Path of the Middle Way”
The Profound Buddhist Teachings on the Absence of Mental Fabrication
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is an introductory exploration of the teachings commonly referred to as Emptiness with an emphasis upon contemplation. The focus will be on three areas: in what way are dharmas empty; the stages in the progressive development of the understanding of emptiness; and various lines of reasoning used in coming to a definitive realization of emptiness.
Texts will include a sourcebook, which will be available for purchase at cost, and the following published books, which you should purchase if you wish to participate:
- Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
- Introduction to Emptiness by Guy Newland