Buddhism and Science: The Quest for Truth Course

Tuesday 12th April 2022
7:00pm - 9:15pm

Led by Vajrashura

An In-Person Five Week Course

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 is the systematic study 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.

Two Approaches to Truth

On this five-week course, we will be exploring the parallels and the differences in these two fascinating 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.

Course Leader

This will all be lead by Vajrashura, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Vajrashura completed his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics and a masters in High Performance Computing 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. And you don’t have to be a scientist either!

This course is offered as an in-person course. While all of our events are offered on a donation basis, to attend our courses in-person we ask for a deposit of €30 to secure a place as space is limited.

Note that there will be no class on Tuesday 3rd May 2022. The course will run for five classes over six weeks, with week four being on Tuesday 10th May 2022 and week five being on Tuesday 17th May 2022.


 

 
Location
Dublin Buddhist Centre

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