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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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Program 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 made available to participants within 48 hours of each session. Recordings remain available for two weeks from the program end date with the exception of one-time events, available indefinitely on our website.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees for all online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date incur a $25 cancellation fee. Application-based and online path programs incur a $50 cancellation fee in 2023 and a $100 cancellation fee beginning 2024.

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.