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Reality, Reason, Emptiness, and Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism

Online Program
Dates: Oct 29, 2023 - Nov 19, 2023

Instructor(s): Diego Hangartner

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Course Description:

In this online program over four two-hour sessions, participants will be introduced to a Tibetan understanding of reality, reason, emptiness, and compassion both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. 

Together, we will explore insights into the nature of reality cultivated through reasoning and then insights gained from the practice of meditation. We will use Indian sources and Tibetan interpretations to guide our exploration so that they can inform the meditation practice and application of compassion to our lives and our awakening.

Online Schedule:
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Meeting Time: Sundays 11:00 am- 1:00 pm ET

Meeting Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19

Please note that sessions will be recorded and will be available within 48 hours of each session for courses and 48 hours of the final session for retreats and events. These recordings are not downloadable. Retreat recordings will be available for 2 weeks and event recordings will be available indefinitely.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees for online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. For intensive, application-based programs, the cancellation fee is $50.

As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at contact@buddhistinquiry.org.
    About the Instructor(s):
  • Diego Hangartner has dedicated over thirty years to external scientific research and internal meditative exploration of the mind and consciousness.  He started as a pharmacologist specializing in psychopharmacology and addiction, always interested in what constitutes a healthy mind and how to cultivate it.  He spent many years at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in India, studying, translating, publishing several Tibetan works, and organizing several large events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Europe. Diego was COO of Mind and Life Institute in the US and co-founder and director of Mind and Life Institute in Europe until 2015. Diego founded the “Institute of Mental Balance and Universal Ethics” (IMBUE), an interdisciplinary initiative to share his teaching more broadly and to develop and provide tools and programs that foster mental balance. He created and teaches “The Wheel of Mental Balance,” a methodology to cultivate a healthy and resilient mind.