Weekly readings

On December 9, we’ll continue our consideration of Guy Armstrong’s book “Emptiness: Practical Advice for Meditators” by discussing Chapter 19.

“Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators” by Guy Armstrong (Amazon review)
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.

It may seem odd for emptiness to serve as the central philosophy of a major religion. In fact, emptiness points to something quite different than “nothingness” or “vacancy.” And by developing a richer understanding of this complex topic, we can experience freedom as we live consciously in the world.

Guy Armstrong has been a leading figure and beloved teacher of insight meditation for decades. In this book, he makes difficult Buddhist topics easy to understand, weaving together Theravada and Mahayana teachings on emptiness to show how we can liberate our minds and manifest compassion in our lives.


  1. Hi all, many of you may have found all of this but in case some have not I wanted to mention that I have been reading ´Radical Acceptance´ and found at the back of the book Tara Brach´s organization ´Insight Meditation Community of Washington´ website:


    which led me to


    within which she has made many resources and a number of guided meditation podcasts available… namaste.

    — Frank · Nov 19, 08:32 PM · #