Logic of Faith: Dharma Talk and Book Signing (Feb 2018)
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 27/02/2018 07:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 27/02/2018 09:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
- Enquiries or Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org 0295196054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library and Australia Mangalam Sydney Australia
“I wrote this book as a tribute to the experience of grace, the source, from which all authentic faith traditions have emerged. But I also had something else in mind. I wanted to introduce the natural principle of Pratityasamutpada, ‘dependent arising,’ into a bigger conversation regarding faith. I wanted to present an investigation that would liberate ‘faith’ from the stagnant realm of individual and cultural beliefs and go beyond the vague assumptions that remain locked up in language.”
“I welcome The Logic of Faith with both excitement and relief. To generations of Western practitioners habituated to linear thinking, the Buddha’s central teaching of pratityasamutpada has remained a hidden jewel, taken as either too obvious to be interesting (as ‘everything has a cause’) or too arcane to be relevant to real life. Elizabeth Namgyel not only grasps, but conveys with fresh immediacy and delight the essence of this key to the dharma. She helps us to experience the reciprocity at the heart of the universe—and, in so doing, to rediscover our mutual belonging and the sheer grace of our existence.”
— Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life
Join us to find out more directly from Elizabeth.
Tuesday 27th February 2018
7pm – 9pm
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel is a Buddhist teacher, author, and practitioner who helps demystify some of the most common misconceptions about Buddhist teachings and practice, while maintaining a deep respect for the tradition she comes from. She is known for her willingness to question the entire path in order to reach a place of genuine understanding, and asks audiences to engage in the practice of open questioning with her while she takes a fresh look at the assumptions and beliefs we have about spirituality. She is known for her interest in the wisdom aspect of the teachings – the insight into dependent origination and emptiness – and her ability to clearly elucidate these teachings and their application using contemporary and fresh language, without watering down their meaning.
All Sessions by Dana (donation).
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).
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