No.9 On Emptiness

“When we don’t keep recalling past experience and don’t expect too much of the future, we can remain focused on the present moment”.

But this is not what is meant by ‘consciousness of the present.’ Once we begin to sense a space between past and future, we come to learn how to actually live the present moment. Within this space we start to get a glimpse of what is called Emptiness (sunyata).”

From the teaching of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


Chimyo Takehara
April 2003

H.H. Dalai Lama