Janet Gyatso and Daniel Matt

Jan 17, 2023

Nothing Matters

About the Idea of "Nothing"

New Books Network 2018

Between the Buddhist doctrine of ‘emptiness,’ the Jewish idea of Ayin, and the quantum mechanical zero-point energy of a vacuum, it turns out there’s quite a lot to be said about nothing.


  • Janet Gyatso, Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard Divinity School
  • Daniel Matt, Scholar of Jewish Mysticism

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