DB12: Wisdom of Emptiness

Jan 14 to Feb 25, 2016

How to See Yourself as You Really Areby HH the Dalai Lama (edited by Jeffrey Hopkins) will be the text book for this course, in which His Holiness writes:

If you do not have insight into the way you yourself and all things actually are, you cannot recognize and get rid of the obstacles to liberation from cyclic existence and, even more important, the obstructions to helping others. Without insight you cannot address any problem at its root or remove the seeds that might produce it in the future.

… and quoting Nagarjuna:

The apprehension of inherent existence is the cause of all unhealthy views.
Afflictive emotions are not produced without this error.
Therefore, when emptiness is thoroughly known,
Unhealthy views and afflictive emotions are thoroughly purified.

Come learn more about emptiness and dependent arising, self and non-self, ignorance and wisdom.

Homework and Related Materials

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About the Instructor

Venerable Drimay is the regular Discovering Buddhism teacher at LMB. She has been teaching Discovering BUDDHISM since its inception in 2002. See more about our instructors.


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Date(s): Jan 14 to Feb 25, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Drimay
Type of event: Discovering Buddhism
Number of sessions: TBA
Level: introductory
Participation: all are welcome
Location: Main Gompa
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