The Buddha gives us lessons in emptiness. We are compelled to trust so completely to receive these, surrendering to the Dhamma, offering the best we can. Now we bless each step, harvesting wisdom with brave hearts. And in this remarkable learning, we receive the great gift of a love, a compassion, a kindness that pervades us and, in turn, allows us to extend it to all beings. A talk given during Insight Meditation Society Retreat in 2011.