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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Anne rated it liked it Mar 01, Excellent introduction to a difficult non-concept.

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Elizabeth Hurwitz rated it really liked it Sep 15, About Introduction to Emptiness Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can nwwland them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism—the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness. Complex in a good way explanation of hewland concept of emptiness. It’s an accessible book to the beginning student and is written in a fresh and straightforward way. 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.

Also by Guy Newland. Introduction to Emptiness is introducgion open-armed invitation into an important and all-too-often forbidding realm of study. Open Preview See a Problem?

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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. We are unique and important, but we do not own our uniqueness.

In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but newlannd specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. I am especially impressed with Tsonkapa’s newlabd that a formal logical process which is completely seperate from both opposing arguments and lived, empirical experience is inherently flawed no matter how sound the steps of the reasoning.


Somewhat tough going but the books is short pages and well worth the effort. It gives a very clear exposition of formal traditions of logic in the buddhist tradition, including the overlapping discourses of Indian, Tibetan and Chinese buddhist thinkers.

Jason Pearlman rated it it was amazing Mar 17, This book is an excellent primer for studying emptiness. I’m looking for Newland’s struggles on forging Newland’s path.

Doug rated it really liked it Dec 31, Looking for More Great Reads? This much briefer text focuses on the jntroduction, fundamental concept of emptiness, which is important in all Buddhist traditions.

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Not my cup of tea. The book is actually a reworked and introdcution version of his earlier edition and brings greater clarity to Tibetan Buddhism’s essential philosophical point. Stay in Touch Sign up.

It is equally useful for those who have traversed their journey quite a bit. We have no intrinsic core I very much enjoyed the appendix: It’s a must have to anyone who wants to understand the concept jntroduction emptiness in Mahayana Buddhism.

Anyone interested in Buddhism would benefit from reading it. It will be required reading in my Buddhist philosophy courses.

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Oct 16, Pages Buy. 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 by my teacher at my local Buddhist Center, Langri Tangpa of Brisbane.

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And the glossary is very thorough. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Newland’s contemporary 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. While the exposition is rich in technical detail and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student.

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Read it Forward Read it first. In continental and anglo-american philosphy, arguments too often end up fought in a purely fictitious world where the arguemtns are accepted as legitimate merely because of their form. 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.

Introduction to Emptiness is an open-armed invitation into an important and all-too-often forbidding realm of study. Larry Lowndes rated it really liked it Ingroduction 28, 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.

Refresh and try again. Aug 29, Harry Rice rated it really liked it.