Book Study Group: Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators

Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators by Guy Armstrong

Desert Insight Meditation invites you to join our book study group for meditation, reading, study, and discussion of our new book. A Buddhist topic long sought after by practitioners for richer, deeper understanding

If everything is empty, then what ceases in Nirvana and is born in rebirth? How can you live in the world without feeling trapped by it? Guy Armstrong tackles these questions and more in this richly informed, practical guide to emptiness for the meditator.

It may seem odd for emptiness to serve as the central philosophy of a major religion. In fact, emptiness points to something quite different than “nothingness” or “vacancy.” And by developing a richer understanding of this complex topic, we can experience freedom as we live consciously in the world.

Guy Armstrong has been a leading figure and beloved teacher of insight meditation for decades. In this book, he makes difficult Buddhist topics easy to understand, weaving together Theravada and Mahayana teachings on emptiness to show how we can liberate our minds and manifest compassion in our lives.

Please purchase the book prior to beginning the class.

About the Desert Insight Meditation Book Study Group

The DIM book study group is a commitment to participate in weekly meetings and readings until the book is completed.


When: Begins Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:30–8:30pm; classes are ongoing / weekly

Fee: $5–7 weekly fee for TCMC plus Dana — a Pali word meaning generosity — for the teacher. The suggested donation is $10/class. Please continue to support Lhasha in continuing to offer these 2,600-year-old priceless teachings of the Buddha. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Payments can be made weekly or monthly to cover the TCMC fee and Dana for the teacher.

Where: TCMC, 1231 E. Edison, Tucson

Directions: One block S. of Grant, 2 houses west of Mountain Ave. Please park a block away from the center. If you can’t walk that far, feel free to park in the driveway.

To register: Go to or send a check (payable to TCMC), along with your email and phone number, to TCMC c/o Emptiness, PO Box 43415, Tucson, AZ, 85733 or  contact Lhasha (, 520-321-3670) to let her know you will be joining.