27 Oct 2021 02:00

The 2nd Great Iteration of Buddhism, with Vince F Horn

In this dharma teaching, given to a cohort of teachers-in-training, Vince F. Horn gives a broad strokes introduction to the 2nd Great Turning, or Iteration, of Buddhism, known as Mahayana Buddhism. Vince speaks about the 2nd Iteration's emphasis on emptiness (sunyata), the understanding of emptiness as interdependence, and the two equal wings of liberation: emptiness & compassion. Finally, he explores the primary ideal of the Mahayana tradition, the Bodhisattva.

Episode Links:

👤 Vince Fakhoury Horn

📄 Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma

👤 Judith Simmer-Brown

👤 Nāgārjuna

📄 Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (Root Verses on the Middle Way)

🔗 Bodhicitta

🔗 The 10 Fetters in Early Buddhism

👤 Śāriputra

Memorable Quotes:

"Compassion is the movement of emptiness." - Joseph Goldstein

"The alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others (that is the ultimate meaning of the bodhisattva vow). And therefore, if you have seen, you simply must speak out. Speak out with compassion, or speak out with angry wisdom, or speak out with skillful means, but speak out you must." – Ken Wilber

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