Monday night General Program with Joseph


General Program Class
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
with Joseph Giacona

Responding to the Suffering of the World: A Spiritual Perspective

Climate instability, violence, injustice, poverty, war, the threat of extinction... The world is in crisis and the extent of suffering is overwhelming. Mostly our response is one of either hopelessness or denial, and we can see the results of these responses in our ever increasing addictions - to drugs, alcohol, distractions, and escapism.

Buddha’s profound analysis of the nature and inevitability of suffering enables us to respond with the exact opposite of helplessness, a powerful positive energy to actually address crisis. With a spiritual perspective solutions become available. We can eradicate the inner causes of our suffering and thereby compassionately help others to do the same. The state of the world can energize us to seize the opportunity to make a difference. Buddha’s extraordinary insight shows us how. If not now, when?

Wednesday, October 23: Special Event with Kadam Morten (register here)
Monday, November 4 (beginning of 5-week series): Boundless Possibility: Experiencing a Spiritual Perspective
November 11: Understanding Where Suffering Comes From
November 18: Wisdom: Change Your Mind, Change Your World
November 25: Love and Compassion
December 2: Inner and Outer Action

Simone Barker