The Search for Meaning - Open House Talk

with Jim O'Neill

April 1st

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    Room: Main meditation hall
    In 1959 Viktor Frankel wrote a book entitled “Man’s Search for Meaning”. Frankel was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. His wife, father, mother and brother all died in Nazi concentration camps, only he and his sister survived, but he never lost the qualities of compassion, loyalty, undaunted spirit, thirst and joy for life. He died in Vienna in 1997. His book is a search for meaning in the face of chaos, sadism, loss and fear. What he has to say is still very relevant today in the world of Brexit, Trump, impending climate catastrophe and the disillusionment that our, and many other spiritual communities, are presently suffering.
    James O’Neill is a psychoanalyst/psychotherapist and Buddhist practitioner and teacher. UNDRESSING, his first book will be published this May by Short Books.

    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