Buddhism and Science: The Quest for Truth Course
7.30pm - 10pm, for five weeks
Buddhism is a path to seeing the true nature of things, a way of seeing how life really is and how to live well in this.
This path to the truth was originally laid out by the Buddha, over 2,500 years ago, and to this day people who practice his teachings have engaged with their own quest to understand the true nature of things.
Science might be said to be the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
This is done through thinking and through practical activity, and, like Buddhism, has as its goal the exploration of the nature of the world, and the discovery of the true nature of things.
Five Week Course
On this five week course, we will be exploring the parallels and the differences in these two approaches in the quest for truth.
We'll be exploring a variety of areas, from both traditions, including classical and modern physics, evolution, technology and its effects, clear thinking, materialism and eternalism, causality and conditionality.
This will all be lead by Vajrashura, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Vajrashura completed his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics, before becoming interested in Buddhism, and is passionate about what both approaches can bring to our lives and to making the world a better place.
The course is open to everyone. No experience of meditation is necessary. While an interest in Buddhism is assumed, you don't have to be a Buddhist to do the course.
Cost: €100 waged / €90 low-waged / €65 unwaged or student.