This course will serve as an introduction to some of the key points of the Buddha’s teachings on dependent origination and emptiness. The first section will discuss what is seemingly the “original” version of the famous links as well as the more well known twelve links. We will also discuss other dependent origination links such as Transcendental Dependent Origination and the set of links found in the Honeyball Sutta (MN 18).
In the second half we will discuss the general principle of dependent origination and its deep implications as well as the relationship of dependent origination and emptiness.
Suggested reading: Leigh’s book “Dependent Origination and Emptiness” – available as PDF, Kindle, and EPUB is free to download.