The Radiance of Emptiness in the Buddha’s Teachings – Online Course

8-week online class
Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark
January 30 to Mar 26, 2017
Application deadline: January 20, 2017 (Registration opens December 13, 2016)

The realization of Emptiness is integral to the worldview, practice and path to liberation taught in Early Indian Buddhism. This online class will explore different aspects of the teachings on Emptiness in the Pali discourses in relationship to some of the core concepts of early Buddhism, e.g., teachings on impermanence, not-self, dependent origination, and enlightenment.  Importantly, this class will also explore the application of these concepts and teachings to one’s own Buddhist practice.

We will explore the different aspects of Emptiness in two ways: first, in relation to our own personal spiritual practice and second, in relation to the earliest Buddhist texts.  These two different types of explorations will be done in small group online forums, in the case of discussing spiritual practice, and larger group online forums in the case of discussing Buddhist texts.  The forums will not be conducted in real time allowing participants in all time zones to participate.

The online course will consist of essays/lectures by Gil Fronsdal, sutta readings, videos, short book excerpts and questions for personal reflection.

The class is offered freely.  There will be opportunities to donate to the Sati Center.

Here is the current version of the syllabus: Radiance of Emptiness – Sati Center – Spring 2017 to get a sense of the class format, assignments and scope of the course.

Registration Form for Emptiness Course 2017

Please email the completed registration form, using the email address you will use for the course, to by January 20, 2017.

Questions?  You can email