Introduction to Emptiness has ratings and 15 reviews. Author Guy Newland is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central. Introduction To Emptiness by Guy Newland, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Emptiness is perhaps the most important—yet difficult to define—topic in Buddhism. Guy Newland, author of Introduction to Emptiness—a kind of every- person’s.

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Clair rated it liked it May 30, Mike rated it really liked it Apr 04, We have no intrinsic core Newland’s contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will be helpful newlannd students trying to understand one of the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Treatise. Very traditional Tibetan buddhism within. While the exposition is rich in technical detail introductiion textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning emptineess.

The thirteen pages of Chapter Bullet Points is an innovative way to provide an outline of this seminal work in Buddhist thought. The Practitioner’s Quarterly “Newland has written a guide that lntroduction the tools and motivation for further exploration and even the confidence to take the next step, whatever that might be for the readers to try to comprehend clearly the difficult subject of emptiness, which forms the most crucial aspect of Mahayana Buddhism.


It invites new practitioners and learned scholars alike to look afresh at the dazzling array of teachings from one of the greatest figures in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Emptiness. No trivia or quizzes yet. Looking for More Great Reads? Revised edition copyright by Guy Newland. This new edition includes quintessential points for each chapter. It will be required reading in my Buddhist philosophy courses. This much briefer text focuses on the challenging, fundamental concept of emptiness, which is intdoduction in all Buddhist traditions.

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Guy Newland has drawn on long experience with college students to write a short but rich and pithy guide to emptiness that brims with common sense and apt examples. In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection.

Emptiness “Dependence Arising” is the linchpin of Mahayana and Tibetan thought and practice. Mainly, though, this book functions as a patient teacher guiding us through the correct interpretations of emptiness — with frequent references to incorrect interpretations. Cheri rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Complex in a good way explanation of the concept of emptiness. Sterling rated it it was amazing Jan 23, The reader is also shown the relationships among wisdom, analysis, meditation, insight, and emptiness.

He has authored, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism, including the three-volume translation of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. It is firmly based on The Great Treat Not an easy book, and certainly not a beginner’s book, but very clearly written. Excellent introduction to a difficult non-concept. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.


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It is based ijtroduction volume 3 of the Lam Rim Chenmo and while Tsongkhapa’s original text is challenging, Newland breaks it out clearly and concisely using easy to understand examples. Refresh and try again.

Introduction To Emptiness

Nov 18, Joseph Lerner rated it it was amazing. Aug 29, Harry Rice rated it really liked it.

Return to Book Page. Normally, I burn through books in a day or two, but with this one, I’ve chosen to carefully consider and reflect upon each page.

I loved this book for three very different reasons.

Others might introdiction though. May 15, Blaine rated it really liked it Shelves: Not an easy book, and certainly not a beginner’s book, but very clearly written.