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Humanist Roots Group Potluck & Discussion: "Buddhism and Its Humanist Aspects"

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Our next meeting is on Saturday, March 2nd at 6 pm in the Fireside room. The topic is “Buddhism and its Humanist Aspects”, which will be presented by Andrew MacKay.

"No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path"- Gautama Buddha, Dhammapada

Our biggest impact to this world, as we recognize, doesn’t come from thinking and discussing, but from our daily conducts. If life is a river, then our daily conducts are little streams. Positive conducts, like clean streams, nurture and grow lives, be it ours or others. Negative conducts, like polluted streams, make lives wither.

How do we see the true impact of our behaviors, and how do we change ourselves? While modern psychology has some methods, Buddhism, an old eastern religion that has fascinated many thinkers, has a very different path. Andrew will talk about how Buddhism facilitates personal transformation to salvage ourselves and to be more ethical, and our interconnected world..etc. We will also learn, among ourselves, what we’ve learned and how we’ve changed from Buddhist teachings.

Our meeting usually has 15 attendees. For the potluck, please bring a dish of your choice, which can be a salad, vegetarian, dish with meat or dessert.

Agenda:

6:00 PM wine and hors d'oeuvres

6:30 to 7:05 potluck

7:05 to 8:30 presentation and discussion

More about our meeting:

Direction to UUCPA: http://uucpa.org/main/location.html
We usually meet on the first Saturday of every month.

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