These resources are for the Introduction to Emptiness class (on-going) and Practicing Dharma in Daily Life class (completed) that I’m leading at the Guhyasamaja Center. I’ll update this post as I come across new things to share. If you’re just joining the group, please have a look at these resources in addition to completing the class readings. It will give you a sense of what we’ve been doing.
last updated: May 28, 2017
Books about Emptiness
Khensur Jampa Tegchok. Insight into Emptiness. Wisdom Publications: 2012.
Guy Newland. Introduction to Emptiness. Snow Lion Publications. 2008.
The Four Immeasurable Qualities (PDF) Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche.
Meditation in Daily Life (YouTube video) Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
The Thirty Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo
Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita; root verses and commentary by Geshe Tenzin Zopa (PDF).
Sutras and Practices
qwantify — You know that feeling—that pull—to have, do, or experience. You want something. Maybe it’s something simple like a cup of coffee. Or maybe it’s more involved, like seeing friends or success in your career. What drives you, and how does that impact your life? qwantify can help you find out.
qwantify is a research project that investigates the relationship between desire and happiness. By using this free app, you can learn how your desires affect your mood, stress, and well-being. And you’ll also be contributing to science!
qwantify is part of a joint project run by Northeastern University, the Mind & Life Institute, and Psychological Technologies. This is the link to the iPhone version, please google for Android.
Gregory Boyle. Tattos on the Heart: the power of boundless compassion. Free Press: 2010.
Brother David Steindl-Rast. TED Talk. Want to be happy? Be grateful?
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Mpho Tutu. The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World. HarperOne: 2015.
Anthony Ray Hinton. 60 Minutes interview, Life After Death Row. Scroll down for the transcript, the video is subscriber-only.