Philosophical Views of Emptiness in Buddhism Part 1

Welcome to our event exploring the deep philosophical views of emptiness in Buddhism!

Join us at the Rime Buddhist Center for an enlightening discussion on this fascinating topic. Dive into Buddhist thought and gain a deeper understanding of the concept of emptiness. This class will explore Buddhist philosophical schools of early buddhism including the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika. Join us for a thought-provoking experience that will enrich your understanding of emptiness. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to delve into the profound wisdom of Buddhist philosophy!

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Facilitator: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha
Date: 3 sessions beginning on June 26, 2024
Time: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Class Fee: $30
Text: Making Sense of Mind Only: Why Yogacara Buddhism Matters by William S. Waldron – Get it on Amazon or at the Rime Center gift shop.

Under the Bodhi Tree: Buddha’s Original Vision of Dependent Co-arising

Under the Bodhi Tree takes us back to the principles at the heart of Buddha’s teachings—conditionality and dependent co-arising. Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu makes the case for dependent co-arising as a natural law, and builds a compelling presentation from there of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and practice. Basing himself squarely on the Buddha’s own words as preserved in the Pali Canon, he brings clarity and simplicity to what is typically a thorny philosophical knot. By returning dependent co-arising to its central place in Buddhist theory and practice, Ajahn Buddhadasa provides perspective on the Buddha’s own insights and awakening.

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Instructor: Nicole Esquibel
Dates: Four Sessions beginning July 1, 2020
Times: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Class Fee: $30
Text: Under the Bodhi Tree: Buddha’s Original Vision of Dependent Co-arising – Get it on Amazon
Prerequisite: Basics of Buddhism