The Myth of Emptiness
This is the fifth and last segment of our series on Madhyamaka, the Middle Way teachings of the Buddha, called Radical Rejection: Parting from Extreme Views about Reality. This series is based upon the root text Introduction to the Middle Way by Chandrakirti, with commentaries by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Mipham Rinpoche, plus additional supplementary sources.
This segment will focus on the enumerations of emptiness, the inconceivable qualities of Buddhahood, and the traditional presentation of the five-fold path. The enumerations of emptiness capture the subtleties of emptiness as applied to the various realms of our experience, variously categorized as the sixteen and four emptinesses.
Teachers of this segment will be Derek Kolleeny and Ronald Stiskin. Open to all graduates of SSBS or those with an equivalent level of practice and study.