Emptiness: A Practical Course for Meditators with Guy Armstrong


Emptiness: A Practical Course for Meditators

An online course with Guy Armstrong

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This eight-lesson, self-paced course with renowned insight meditation teacher Guy Armstrong explores the teachings on emptiness and their application in our lives in a way that makes them practical and accessible.

Tuition: $247

Self-study course: you can take this course at your own pace. Enrolled students get lifetime access so you can return to the teachings again and again! When you enroll in a Wisdom Academy course, you agree to our terms of use. For more information about our courses, please see the Wisdom Academy FAQ. Wisdom is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your tuition supports the creation of more courses like this one. Thank you!
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This course is based on Guy Armstrong’s book, Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators.

Guy has been a leading figure and beloved teacher of insight meditation for decades. He makes complex ideas 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. In this course, you’ll look at emptiness as it affects your understanding of self, phenomena, awareness, and meditation.

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What You’ll Learn


Why the Buddha considered the belief in self to be a primary cause of our suffering


How the sense of a self is created over and over through our own mental activities


How meditation on emptiness can slow or stop this activity of “selfing”


How volition, action, personality, and karma can all be seen to lack a self


How our experiences of the world can all be seen to be insubstantial and ungraspable


Why awareness and emptiness are closely related, and how to use this in meditation


Why it is said that compassion comes out of emptiness


And much more!


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Praise for Guy’s Teaching

“Guy’s approach is pragmatic: How do these teachings help to liberate the mind? He invites us toward the deepening and freeing realization of the nature of awareness and its intrinsic emptiness—and to the manifestation of compassion in our lives.”
Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness

“Marvelous…the book and teaching were brilliant.”
—Tory S.

“The course was absolutely terrific in terms of teaching, content, organization, everything. It has been so helpful to my practice; I can’t tell you how much.”
—Ann F.

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Your Course Includes

• Eight lessons
• Thirty minutes of video per lesson
Guided meditations
• PDF readings
• Short quizzes to solidify your understanding of each lesson

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