Deep Dive into Emptiness

Understanding emptiness is the antidote to suffering. In Buddhism, neither we, nor other beings, nor any phenomenon in the universe, has a permanent, separate, and independent core, soul, or identity. Here, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Norman Fischer, and others, explain how to shed external projections and experience the wisdom of emptiness.

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Into the Depths of Emptiness

Master Sheng Yen surveys the path to enlightenment, explaining how it progresses and where its pitfalls are. Our intellectual understanding, our temporary realizations, even the exalted state of oneness—all must be dropped to realize the deepest emptiness, the highest truth.

Canyon form emptiness thich nhat hanh.

The Heart Sutra: the Fullness of Emptiness

Emptiness is not something to be afraid of, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart Sutra teaches us that form may be empty of self but it’s full of everything else.

Empty Splendor

The tantric path teaches us how to cut through our concepts, says the late Traleg Rinpoche, so we can experience reality in its full clarity.

Back of a meditator's head

New study suggests meditating on emptiness might be better than mindfulness

In a recent study, meditating on emptiness led to a 24 percent decrease in negative emotions.

Understanding Emptiness & Interdependence

Emptiness and interdependence—they’re more than concepts; they’re key to realizing real-world benefits in our lives. His Holiness The Karmapa helps us put our wisdom into practice.

Beautiful Snowflakes

Norman Fischer on the joy in realizing that we and our world are as passing as falling snowflakes.

A Dive Into Emptiness

A talk by Dainin Katagiri Roshi about the Buddhist idea of emptiness — and, an unusual sport.

A monk sitting on a rock in the ocean in meditation.

Emptiness and Existence

His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes us step by step through the famed logic of Madhyamika, the Middle Way that defeats all extreme views of reality.

ARTICLES

Beautiful Snowflakes

Norman Fischer on the joy in realizing that we and our world are as passing as falling snowflakes.

A Dive Into Emptiness

A talk by Dainin Katagiri Roshi about the Buddhist idea of emptiness — and, an unusual sport.

Back of a meditator's head

New study suggests meditating on emptiness might be better than mindfulness

In a recent study, meditating on emptiness led to a 24 percent decrease in negative emotions.

A monk sitting on a rock in the ocean in meditation.

Emptiness and Existence

His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes us step by step through the famed logic of Madhyamika, the Middle Way that defeats all extreme views of reality.

Empty Splendor

The tantric path teaches us how to cut through our concepts, says the late Traleg Rinpoche, so we can experience reality in its full clarity.

Understanding Emptiness & Interdependence

Emptiness and interdependence—they’re more than concepts; they’re key to realizing real-world benefits in our lives. His Holiness The Karmapa helps us put our wisdom into practice.

Canyon form emptiness thich nhat hanh.

The Heart Sutra: the Fullness of Emptiness

Emptiness is not something to be afraid of, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart Sutra teaches us that form may be empty of self but it’s full of everything else.

Into the Depths of Emptiness

Master Sheng Yen surveys the path to enlightenment, explaining how it progresses and where its pitfalls are. Our intellectual understanding, our temporary realizations, even the exalted state of oneness—all must be dropped to realize the deepest emptiness, the highest truth.

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