Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

with Fred Schwieg

January 13th—February 17th

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  • $108.00 Program Price
  • $120.00 Patron Price
  • $54.00 Supported
Room: Lakewood Center
Program Registration is Closed.

This class is an in-depth study of the seminal text Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche. In this class we will examine the various schools of Buddhism and their understanding of nonself, sometimes called egolessness, and shunyata sometimes translated as emptiness.

While there are no prerequisites to attend this class, it is not intended for the absolute beginner. At a minimum students should have a regular meditation practice, and ideally would have been introduced to the five skandas and six paramitas. While we will study the book chapters on shunyata, the meditation practice during this class will be focused on the investigation of nonself.

This class will be taught by a senior teacher and meditation instructor at the Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center, Fred Schwieg. Attendees from the greater Cleveland area are very strongly encouraged to attend in person, but a hybrid option will be in place for illness or winter storm conditions.

The series of six classes will take place each Saturday from 10 am – 11:30 am, from January 13 to February 17.

Generosity Policy

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please email us (ClevelandShambhala [@]  We will never turn you away because of financial issues.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

Our programs are listed with a base donation amount. These progam donations help us pay rent and utilities, and allow us to offer honorariums to our teachers and pay travel expenses for them. Program donations are our only source of income outside of Center member donations.