Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

Postby plwk » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:44 am

One of the most important concepts of Buddhism is that of Emptiness. Often misunderstood, the term is at the heart of Buddhist teaching. In these lectures, we explore how to interpret the information found in the famous Perfection of Wisdom literature. At the same time, it is important to understand that the doctrine can be seen through the lens of modern approaches to science, cognition, and philosophical discourse.
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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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ICBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This is the first lecture out of eight that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness. This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness. This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation. University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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CBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This is the second lecture out of eight that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness. This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness. This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation. University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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ICBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This the third lecture out of eight that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness. This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness.This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation. University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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ICBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This the fourth lecture out of eight that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness.
This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness. This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation.
University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

Postby plwk » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:27 am



ICBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This the fifth lecture out of eight that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness. This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness. This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation. University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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ICBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This the sixth lecture out of eight that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness. This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness. This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation. University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

Postby Koji » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:48 am

How does emptiness lead to the perfection of wisdom?

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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CBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This the seventh lecture out of eight that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness. This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness. This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation. University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected].
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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

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ICBS Summer 2013 Lecture Series: "Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts".
This the eighth and final lecture that discusses the often misunderstood Buddhist concept of Emptiness. This concept is at the heart of Buddhist teachings, and Dr. Lancaster attempts to enlighten all of us on the concept of Emptiness. This presentation is a 15-minute snapshot out of a one-hour presentation. University of the West will convert the 8 lectures into one of its many Buddhist Certification Classes.
For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

Postby Sönam » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:42 am

emptiness is what support life, all beings and phenomena ... without it everything would be once for all reified and no energy would ever circulate.

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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

Postby oushi » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:12 am

I watched the last one, and I have no idea what does it have to do with Emptiness in the perfection of Wisdom. :?
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Re: Emptiness in the Perfection of Wisdom Texts

Postby Ramon1920 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:23 am

Emptiness is a very hard subject to learn. There are a lot of false starts, a lot of false break throughs. Understanding emptiness is one of those subjects you have to keep studying and investigating because it's easy to think you've understood when you don't.

I read 2 things that were really useful for me in testing my views about emptiness.

1. What is the object empty of exactly?

2. If your views of emptiness and dependent arising are not the same then it is not correct view.

Emptiness is a really humbling thing to try to understand also, I can't tell you how many times I thought I understood only later to find that my previous views were unrefined and off the mark. Even with the half baked views though I can tell the promises about it's usefulness in ending suffering are not exaggerated.

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