We're starting a new cycle of teaching on Thursday mornings looking at the six perfection or 'paramitas' in Mahayana Buddhism. These are generosity, discipline, patience, effort, meditation and wisdom. And we'll be spending two weeks on each - plus the introductory teaching which was today.
We started by looking at the crucial issue of 'shunyata' and how essential it is to make turn these paramitas into something transcendental.
Thich Naht Hanh translates the experience of emptiness as "the insight which takes us to the other shore" - the other shore being enlightenment.
You can catch up with the opening practice Experiencing Emptiness - but here is a snippet of the discussion after that practice: