The Genuine Heart of Sadness - Open House Talk

with Peter Conradi

October 7th

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    Room: Main meditation hall

    The ancient Buddhist text known as the Abidharma makes no mention of either depression or fear ; yet many of us live out our lives well-acquainted with both. The genius of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche led him both to address the topic of depression and to oppose it to what he called Genuine Heart of Sadness. These sound alike, but we will discuss how depression closes us off from the world, while the Genuine Heart of Sadness re-connects us.


    About the teacher
    Peter Conradi is Emeritus Professor of English at Kingston University and a freelance writer, whose books include Iris Murdoch: A Life and Going Buddhist. His most recent books are Family Business: A Memoir and A Dictionary of Interesting and Important Dogs.

    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