Week Two – Overview

This week explores the teachings of the second turning of the wheel of dharma set forth in the Perfection of Wisdom Discourses, particularly emptiness, the use of paradox, and the crucial role of the perfection of wisdom realizing emptiness among the six perfections. Then we explore how the Middle Way School (Madhyamaka) developed historically out of those sutras. 

This week you will 

  • Discover the differences between the teachings on emptiness in the second and first turnings
  • Gain insight into the distinctive teachings of the Perfection of Wisdom Discourses
  • Learn about the subsequent development of the Middle Way School (Madhyamaka) of the Mahayana in India, East Asia, and Tibet