Reality Check: Emptiness for Beginners

Reality Check: Emptiness for Beginners, online streaming course, Sat, Sep 19th, 2020, 10:00–1:00This course will be given by online stream using Zoom.
A delayed version will be available for those who cannot attend live.
In-person classes are suspended until further notice.

Why is human life so difficult? Why do we struggle so often with anxiety, worry, fear, and irritation? If we look inside we can find the immediate causes of specific problems, but we can easily miss the deeper root of all of our inner pain and dis-ease: a subtle ignorance that instinctively believes in a distorted version of reality.

Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, or “ultimate truth,” help us to discover this subtle ignorance within our minds and gradually loosen our grasping at this distorted reality. Because this is a subtle topic, the teachings are sometimes difficult to understand – and so we can get the impression that they are too complicated or intellectual. But when we get to the heart of things, the subject of emptiness is both practical and deeply healing. Through contemplating and meditating on ultimate truth our grasping gradually loosens, our mind becomes lighter, and eventually our suffering completely ceases.

Everyone welcome!


Saturday, September 19th, 2020
10:00–11:30 – Teaching and meditation
11:30–12:00 – break
12:00–1:00 – Teaching, meditation and Q&A


Cost: $20 ($10 members).
Connect live or watch the delayed version afterward.