Through the Lens of Compassions: Many Faiths - Shared Wisdom
Compassion has become a central focus of religious scholars and visionaries seeking to apply timeless spiritual truths to the complexities of modern life, compounded by rapid cultural and religious change on a global scale. Compassion is also the focus of neuroscientists seeking to understand the human brain; recent research is confirming the validity of millennia-old insights derived from meditative and contemplative practices.
The 2013 2nd Monday Series, framed by the theme, Through the Lens of Compassion: Many Faiths – Shared Wisdom, will draw on ancient wisdom, contemporary science and the arts to deepen our understanding of the importance of the concept of compassion and to illuminate some of its many facets in a way that has relevance to our lives. The ten monthly sessions – 2nd Monday of February through November – will address aspects of compassion from a variety of faith and intellectual perspectives.
The purposes of Northaven's 2nd Monday series, initiated in 2009, are to:
• Address matters of the spirit from an interreligious or interspiritual perspective
• Create a space of trust and mutual respect for discussion across faith traditions
• Offer insights that go beyond the intellect to affect the way we live
Monday, June 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Northaven Sanctuary
Pravrajika Brahmaprana, Resident Minister, Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Texas
Being and Becoming Compassion
Pravrajika Brahmaprana has been a regular 2nd Monday presenter since the program began in 2009. Her insights from a Vedanta/Hindu perspective are always thoughtful and practical. She will address the topic of compassion from a viewpoint of both "being" compassionate and "becoming" people of compassion.
Brahmaprana is the Resident Minister of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Texas.She is an ordained Hindu-Vedanta nun and has been member of the Sarada Convent at the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1973. Brahmaprana has been a Vedanta representative of several interfaith councils in Los Angeles and Dallas and has participated in interfaith and scholastic seminars in America and abroad. She has compiled and edited books on Vedanta and written numerous articles on the history, philosophy, and practice of Vedanta for journals and anthologies.
If you need childcare, please email Beth Schuessler, Minister of Children, and provide the number of children and their ages. A minimum of 48 hours notice is needed to reserve childcare.
There is no charge for attending the 2nd Monday Series. However, your registration will help us in our planning for the event.
For more information, please contact us via email.