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Buddhism & Life Worth Living

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Enrichment & Inspiration Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 13 Nov 18:30 - 20:00

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Amaris Salon is a gathering of people for mutual encouragement, enrichment, and inspiration to pursue a life worth living.

Today, more than at any previous time in history, the question of the good life—what makes for a flourishing life—is a pressing one for those of us living in this tech-saturated age and culture that believes we can accomplish anything but seems to have little idea about what is truly worth accomplishing and that too often distracts us from the question by sheer pace of life and the allure of instrumental reason.

What is the good life? What does it mean to live a flourishing life? And what is a life worth wanting? These are difficult yet fundamental questions that require deep thought, reflection and conversation; we need one another’s help to ask and answer them well.The Life Worth Living Series, adopted by the Life Worth Living Program developed at Yale University, is designed to help one another to reflect on these questions and to be encouraged in their own journey of a life worth living.

Our next topic is “Buddhism — A Religion or A Way of Life?” During this gathering, we will explore the life of Buddha and the Four Noble Truths and reflect on the concept of “mindfulness & meditation” and the nature of “compassion”. We will also consider a life shaped by the Buddha by watching an interview with Rev. Steve Kanji Ruhl, an ordained Zen Buddhist minister, lay dharma teacher in the Zen tradition, writer and poet, and a Buddhist Adviser at Yale University.

Please join us on the 13th of November for an evening of conversation on Life Worth Living & Buddhism.

Participation is free but RSVP is required..