"About Nothing" Workshop
"About Nothing: Buddhist and Jewish conceptions of ultimate truth" with Norman and Daniel Matt, reknowned translator of the Zohar, widely considered the most important work of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism.
In Buddhism it’s Shunyata (Emptiness) in Judaism it’s Ayin (Nothingness). In both cases this ineffable sense of the non-thingness of ultimate reality manifests in material existence in myraid ways. Once we see through the dream of self we can learn to live in, with, and for it. In this daylong workshop we’ll practice silent meditation, listen to teachings from Danny and Norman, and engage in study and dialog as we explore Buddhist and Jewish notions of Nothingness. This won’t be an exercise in comparative theology. Rather, we seek to explore the wisdom of both traditions to see what each might contribute to a life deeply lived.