This course is intended for those students who have already completed a year of lamrim study and practice (PHL301, MDT301, PHL302, MDT302) and wish to complement their study of lamrim and madhyamaka (PHL303, MDT303) with a course that explores emptiness meditation.
Yangsi Rinpoche will explain how to use Madhyamaka reasoning to experience the way in which all things exist as dependently related, through a combination of discussion of philosophic and practice texts and guided meditation practices. The course texts may include the “Wisdom” chapter of Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara, and commentaries on the Heart Sutra and the Diamond Sutra.
This course is a one-credit offering. Students can expect to read text in preparation for classes, integrate class meditation instruction into one’s daily seated meditation practice tracked in a log, submit two meditation journal reports, and meet at least once privately with the instructor regarding their practice.
Faculty: Yangsi Rinpoche
Dates: January 22-March 11