Suffering and its Cure - Open House Talk

with Peter Conradi

March 4th

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    Room: Main meditation hall

    Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche once described suffering as “a necessary and quite delightful topic”.  The Four Noble Truths have the elegance of a medical case-history : we meet our condition, explore its sources and discover ways to go further.  Our starting-point is our longing to find an off-switch for pain. 

    This talk gives a taste of a weekend course where we can explore these teachings in much greater depth, find out more here


    Peter Conradi is a long-term student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has been appointed by the Sakyong as a 'shastri', or senior teacher. He is English Professor Emeritus at Kingston University, and the author of a number of books including Going Buddhist and Iris Murdoch: A Life. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


    Suggested Donation £10/£7 low wage/£5 concession - however, finances should not be a reason for not participating. The evening is based on whatever people feel is within their inspiration and personal means (the principle of dana, or generosity) - please join us regardless of your circumstances.


    Timings: Arrival & tea 7.15pm, start with sitting 7.45pm, talk at 8.15pm, finish by 9.30pm