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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Introduction To Emptiness

Oct 16, Pages. Clair rated it liked it May 30, I would have preferred Guy Newland to write his own ‘Introduction to Emptiness’ rather than his careful explanation of portions of Tsong Khapa’s Lam Rim.

I found this more readable than some other books on the same subject. The Best Books of I very much enjoyed the appendix: 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.

All in all, a very helpful and valuable book. Paperbackpages. AC rated it it was amazing Sep 17, It is equally useful for those who have traversed their journey quite a bit. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I personally, benefited much from reading this book.


Introduction to Emptiness

Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism—the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness. Feb 13, Ellison rated it liked it Shelves: Emptiness “Dependence Introducion is the linchpin of Mahayana and Tibetan thought and practice.

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While the exposition is rich in technical emptinees and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And just as Eddie said, it is a very clear and precise exploration of Emptiness, very useful for the muddled beginner in Buddhism. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Emptinessplease sign up.

It is very supportive for those endeavouring to understand emptiness because it doesn’t only show the one argument of emptiness, but occasionally refers to other arguments about emptiness and rebuttals about these view points. Anne introdction it liked it Mar 01, Book ratings by Goodreads.


The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment is a vast text, published in four volumes.

Nov 12, Dan rated it it was amazing. This much briefer text focuses on the challenging, fundamental concept of emptiness, which is important in all Buddhist traditions. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

The Quintessential Points Chapter by Chapter. Preview nwland Introduction to Emptiness by Guy Newland. Shashank Singh rated it it was amazing Feb 14, It is not that I am tired of Buddhist ‘scripture’ it is rather that I am looking for new, freshly created 21st century in this case american Buddhist thought.

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While the exposition is rich in technical detail and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student. Want to Read saving….

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