This class is co-taught by Diana Clark
Topics in Theravada Buddhist Thought: The Radiance of Emptiness in Early Buddhism
The realization of Emptiness is integral to the worldview, practice, and soteriology taught in Early Indian Buddhism. This class will explore the different aspects of the teachings on Emptiness in the Pali discourses in relationship to some of the core concepts of the early Indian Buddhism, e.g., teachings on impermanence, not-self, dependent origination, meditation, and enlightenment. We will also look at the evolution of these teachings into the later Mahayana teachings on Emptiness.
Evaluation: class participation, mid-term paper, final paper.