Dalai Lama inspires Interfaith book club gathering

Interfaith Vernon’s next book club will see the world through the eyes of a wise Buddhist

  • Jun. 7, 2017 4:30 a.m.

All are welcome to Interfaith Vernon’s next book club, “See our world through the eyes of a wise Buddhist,” Saturday at the Vernon library.

At our next event we will discuss Toward a true kinship of faiths: how the world’s religions can come together, written by the Dalai Lama.

As the spiritual leader of the people of Tibet, yet living in exile in India, the Dalai Lama has a unique perspective on our fast-changing, complex world. He believes that we live in unique times with both opportunities and challenges that no other generation has ever had before. He examines the only solution that he believes will really work: that of peaceful coexistence.

As a man of deep faith and wisdom, he urges all the world’s faith communities to take the lead in coming together in dialogue and emphasizing that the heart of every true faith is compassion and a commitment to the good of all.

Chapter by chapter, he leads us on a journey of examining each faith path as seen through his own Buddhist tradition. He concludes that recognizing and promoting dialogue and understanding among the world’s religions is one of the most serious and important tasks facing the world today.

He believes that not only must this be done, it can be done. In realistic fashion he points out that this will be hard work and in his last chapters gives us some practical solutions. This book has wisdom for every one of us.

This event is co-sponsored by the Vernon library. We invite you to find the book in the library beforehand or to just come for the discussion. This event is open to all, whether of a faith community or not.

The Interfaith Vernon book club meets Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call Marg Hudson at 250- 542-4858.

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