The Wisdom of Emptiness

The Wisdom of Emptiness 

SPECIAL TALK with Glen Svensson

MON | 19:00 - 21:00  11 June

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BOOKING INFO
Dharma teachings run on a 'Generosity model', completely on voluntary donations. By donating you will help create the conditions for the teachings to be available, the meals to be served, accommodations to be clean, for the doors to be open and the lights on. Therefore people of any faith or background are welcome.
Suggested donation £15. 


Booking is not mandatory but highly recommended it because Jamyang can give you a better service

ABOUT THE EVENT

During this evening session we will:
  • outline our current distorted view of reality
  • see how this distorted view is the underlying source of our mental afflictions & suffering
  • introduce the view of emptiness & dependent-arising
  • discuss how to avoid the two extremes of existence & non-existence
  • meditate on emptiness
  • and also discuss how to integrate the view of emptiness into our daily life
This session is suitable for both beginners and also those already established in the practice of emptiness.

The full understanding of emptiness is said to be the wisdom that sets us free from compulsive repetitive unhelpful unenlightened behaviour.
 
But what exactly are we empty of?  What are all of our experiences empty of?  Is Buddhism saying we don't exist? No.
 
But it is saying that we are empty of the unrealistic and hallucinated sense of a fixed ego or fixed essence in our personality and the events which have shaped our sense of who and what we are. And it is saying that this superstition of a fixed essence or entity is deeply deeply unhelpful and the root of all our problems.

CLASS MATERIAL 
Anybody who would like to read a little more will find the info on http://www.glensvensson.org/materials.html

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Glen Svensson

Originally from Australia, Glen has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995 and graduated from the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute(Pomaia, Italy) in 2004.

Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a teaching style emphasizing clarity and stressing the integration of philosophical view, meditation and daily life conduct.

 

Event Properties

Event date 11-06-2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date 11-06-2018 9:00 pm
Suggested Donation £15.00
Location
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London
43A Renfrew Road, Lambeth, London SE11 4NA, UK London, London SE11 4NA United Kingdom
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London
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Jamyang is an affiliated centre of the 
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

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