Emptiness: a practical guide for meditators
If everything is empty, then what ceases in Nirvana and is born in rebirth? How can you live in the world without feeling trapped by it? Guy Armstrong tackles these questions and more in this richly informed, practical guide to emptiness for the meditator.
‘Emptiness’ is perhaps an odd term to be the central philosophy of a major religion, but understanding it brings freedom to our experience as we live consciously in the world. It is a rich and complex topic and far from meaning ‘nothingness’ or ‘vacancy.’ In this insightful and practical atlas for meditators, Guy Armstrong weaves together Theravada and Mahayana teachings on emptiness and brings these to light through his forty years of meditation experience.
About the author:
Guy Armstrong has been leading insight meditation retreats since 1984 in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. His training included living as a monk for year the Thai forest lineage. Guy is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society. He lives in Woodacre, CA.