For the next Book Club, we will read Seeing That Frees: Meditations on Emptiness and Dependent Arising by Rob Burbea.
For 10-years, and up until the time of his far too early death from pancreatic cancer, Rob Burbea (1965-2020) was the resident teacher at Gaia House. Gaia House is a meditation center in England. The Gia House website states that “[o]ur retreats are predominantly based in the Buddhist practices of Insight (Vipassana), Loving-kindness (Metta) and Zen meditation. Despite the varieties of meditation practice, all of our Dharma teachers share an aspiration to encourage a continuity of self-awareness and experiential learning.
Seeing That Frees: Meditations on Emptiness and Dependent Arising, is a meditation manual that presents a multitude of clear explanations and time-tested meditation practices that can lead to firsthand experience of the Buddha’s liberating insight. Burbea writes: “Revered in the tradition as the ‘crown jewels’ of the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings on emptiness and dependent arising point and pave the way to the most beautiful possibilities for us as human beings. Their realization brings a truly radical revolution in our whole sense of existence in a way that opens up a profound and extraordinary freedom.”
The first gathering of this Book Club will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Zoom.com— Thursday, September 30th. During this meeting, please be ready to share your thoughts, questions, doubts, enthusiasms, or what have you about Part One: Orientations, pages 3 to 25 of the book.
This Book Club will run for at least 12-weeks.
Please let me know if you plan to participate.
Here is the Zoom.com link to the Book Club: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81751716304
I hope to see you there!
Very Best Wishes,