Deepening Compassion: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta (online via Zoom)

November 4th—December 2nd

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  • $75 Non member
  • $50 Member
Room: Online

Deepening Compassion: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta 

The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. This clarity is described as penetrating insight (prajna), that sees that the world is actually different from what we habitually think it is. Instead of assuming that beings, objects and systems are solid, truly existing independently, the bodhisattva sees that everything is empty of concepts and reference points (shunyata).   

The course includes:

  • Five recorded classes with different teachers.
  • Readings and book suggestions to deepen our understanding of these teachings
  • Contemplations to help us integrate these fundamental teachings into our daily lives
  • Group discussion at the conclusion of each talk.


Talk 1 - Going Beyond Concept: Prajna and Absolute Bodhicitta with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Talk 2 - The Heart Sutra: Twenty-five Lines On How to Practice Prajña Paramita with David Schneider

Talk 3 - Wisdom and the Great Mother: Mahayana Feminine Principle with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Talk 4 - Glimpses of Sunyata with Melissa Moore

Talk 5 - Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Prerequisite for the course: Deepening Compassion: The Paramitas (of which this course is a continuation).  Alternatively other related buddhist courses or studies can be considered, please email [email protected] for questions regarding the course.