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“For anyone seeking to understand emptiness, this is a clear and fine guidebook, with precise and practical ways to explore and deepen your practice.”—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart


Emptiness is a brilliant and practical introduction to the practice and attainment of liberation. Encapsulating Guy Armstrong's decades of dedicated Buddhist practice and study, Emptiness presents profound Buddhist teachings and describes ways practitioners can experience them for themselves. This is an important foundation for anyone interested in the meditation practices of Buddhism.”—Gil Fronsdal, author of The Buddha before Buddhism


“Guy Armstrong unpacks [emptiness] in a straightforward and practical manner, inviting readers to discover its liberating truth through their own direct experience.”—Lion’s Roar


“A robust meditation on emptiness. An insightful exploration...inexperienced and experienced practitioners alike will find it very rewarding and thought-provoking.”—Publishers Weekly


A Practical Guide for Meditators

Guy Armstrong

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.



about the author

Guy Armstrong has been leading insight meditation retreats since 1984 in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. His training included living as a monk for a year in the Thai forest lineage. Guy is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society. He lives in Woodacre, CA.

Other books by Guy Armstrong:
Emptiness (Paperback)

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