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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Description 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. In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm introdction careful reflection.

Newland’s contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will help readers understand this core concept as presented in one intriduction the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This new edition includes quintessential points for each chapter. Ibtroduction Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


Review quote “Written with illumination from a terrific scholar. It invites new practitioners and learned scholars alike to emptinesw afresh at the dazzling array of teachings from one of the greatest figures in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

While the exposition is rich in technical detail and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student. It will be required reading in my Buddhist philosophy courses. Garfield, author of Ocean of Reasoning and Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way “Understanding intrkduction is the key to the most important aspects of Buddhism–wisdom, compassion, tantra–but is difficult to teach. Guy Newland has drawn e,ptiness long experience with college students to write a short but rich and pithy guide to emptiness that brims with common sense and apt examples.

Anyone interested in Buddhism would benefit from reading it.

Introduction To Emptiness

Introduction to Emptiness is an open-armed invitation into an important and all-too-often forbidding realm of study. The Practitioner’s Quarterly “Newland has written a guide that furnishes the tools and motivation for further exploration and even the confidence to take the next step, whatever that might be for the readers to try to comprehend clearly the difficult subject of emptiness, which forms the most crucial aspect of Mahayana Nfwland.


The book is highly recommended for those who are at the initial stage of entry into the vast realm of the Buddhist thought.

It is equally useful for those who have traversed their journey quite a bit. Bewland thirteen pages of Chapter Bullet Points is an innovative way to provide an outline of this seminal work in Buddhist thought.

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The book is actually a reworked and fine-tuned version of his earlier edition and brings greater clarity to Tibetan Buddhism’s essential philosophical point. Using contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes, the author clearly shows us how to find the answers to what is emptiness.

He has authored, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism, including the three-volume translation of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.

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