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Buddhism, Identity and the Future of Religion
Buddhism, Identity and the Future of Religion

Sat, 23 Sept


Croydon Buddhist Centre

Buddhism, Identity and the Future of Religion

Using five key Buddhist teachings, this course will explore identity through issues that affect society today. A great five week course led by Viryadeva, suitable for all experience levels. There will be talks, discussion and meditation.

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23 Sept 2023, 10:30 – 21 Oct 2023, 12:45

Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK


Buddhism, Identity and the Future of Religion

Saturdays, 23rd September to 21st October (5 Weeks)

Led by Viryadeva and team.

Suggested doantion: £70 / £50 (conc)

All welcome.

Right at the heart of Buddhism lies a powerful critique of our most cherished idea: that we possess a fixed, enduring self. The Buddha made a great discovery: if we let go of clinging to fixed identity, tremendous freedom becomes possible.

In the past decade, identity has become more and more of a pressing social and political issue. Clashes over gender, race and nationality have intensified in a painful struggle for belonging, security and meaning.

At a moment when knowing who you are seems more important than ever, what could it mean to follow the Buddhist path, and go beyond identity?

Join Viryadeva in a 5-week series focusing on this pressing political and spiritual issue. He will explore how we ended up in the current crisis, and how we might move beyond it.

In the process, with help from five key teachings from Sangharakshita, he'll show how Buddhism must adapt if it is to offer our culture a future beyond the struggle for identity.

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