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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In continental and anglo-am I loved this book for three very different reasons. Return to Book Page.

Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-Kha-Pa’s Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path

Newland’s contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will be helpful to students trying to understand one of the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Treatise. I am especially impressed with Tsonkapa’s insistence that a formal logical process which is completely seperate from both opposing arguments and lived, empirical experience is inherently flawed introduftion matter how sound the steps of the reasoning. Oct 16, Pages Buy.

This much briefer text focuses on the challenging, fundamental concept of emptiness, which is important in all Buddhist traditions. And the glossary is very thorough. It is equally useful for those who have traversed their journey quite a bit.

He has authored, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism, including the three-volume translation of The Great Treatise on the Stages of kntroduction Path to Enlightenment. My only objection is that it tends to hue a Buddhist “party line”, especially toward the end of the book. Nov 29, Alison rated it it was amazing. Mainly, though, this book functions as a patient teacher guiding us through the correct interpretations of emptiness — with frequent references to incorrect interpretations.


This is a very, very clear introduction to a very difficult but fascinating topic: Looking for beautiful books? Nov 18, Joseph Lerner rated it it was amazing. I’m looking for Newland’s struggles on forging Newland’s path. Revised edition ibtroduction by Guy Newland. Mike rated it really liked it Apr 04, I loved this book for three very different reasons.

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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. 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.

This book is an excellent primer for studying emptiness. Garfield, author of Ocean of Reasoning and Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way “Understanding emptiness is the key to the most important aspects of Buddhism–wisdom, compassion, tantra–but is difficult to teach.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It is equally useful for those who have traversed their journey quite a bit. Jun 29, Demi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Somewhat tough going but the books is short pages and well worth the effort. Feb 13, Ellison rated it liked it Shelves: This new edition includes quintessential points for each chapter. 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 was able to bractice the meditations, which makes me understand myself and the world better and also makes me happy to be alive.

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It is very supportive for those endeavouring to understand emptiness because it doesn’t only show the one argument of emptiness, but occasionall This book was recommended introdyction my teacher at my local Buddhist Center, Langri Tangpa of Brisbane. Anyone interested in Buddhism would benefit from reading it.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Nikki rated it really liked it Jul 13, Introduction to Emptiness is an open-armed invitation into an important and all-too-often forbidding realm of study.

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