WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN EXPLORING THE 4 WINDOWS INTO EMPTINESS
The AFFIRMING Window – EVERYTHING IS THAT
The affirming window undercuts any sense of separation, or ideas of getting there.Whatever is appearing is that.Everything is affirmed, nothing is separate from this.We are always already here.
The NEGATING Window – NETI NETI: NOT THIS, NOT THIS
The negating window dissolves any sense of arriving or getting it.It is a healthy corrective to any sense of certainty or claiming.
The PARADOXICAL Window – BOTH AND, EITHER OR
The paradoxical window affirms and negates, embracing and including oppositesThere is no self yet there appears to be a sense of locationChoices are made yet there is no choice maker
As the Heart Sutra expresses it so succinctlyEmptiness is form, form is emptiness
The NEITHER/NOR Window – NEITHER THIS NOR THAT
The neither/nor window undercuts everything.Every polarity is mutually negated.There is neither self nor other-than-self.We are neither trapped nor free.There is no suffering, nor absence of suffering
Like a reflection in the mirror- you can’t say it is real and you can’t say it is not real.
is to miss their reality;
To assert the emptiness of things
is to miss their reality.
JOIN US THIS COMING SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 3 pm to 5 pm
39 BRADLEYS LANE, WARRANDYTE NTH, 3113 VIC
$20 at the door and please email if you are planning to attend.
“The horizon is the demarcation between sky and earth and it can be observed and described.
While its appearance is undeniable, its spatial location has no actuality.
The horizon is essentially un-locatable and its existence is contingent on a co dependent relationship with the observer.
The reference point or the point of view of the observer creates the appearance of horizon.
Viewing from a different vantage point will see a different horizon, and it will keep changing as we travel toward or away from it.
Whilst the horizon is valid in the appearance, it is in fact not real.
Likewise, while a sense of “me” spontaneously arises, it has no independent existence and is purely conceptual.
The you that you imagine you are, is as real as the horizon. ”