In this series, we will look at current events from the perspective of Buddhism.
Buddhists do have a particular point of view which is often very different from the society we live in here in America. When we hear or read news stories, we understand them through our ideas about how things exist depending upon the perceiver, how things happen due to karmic cause and effect, how the actions we perform create karmic imprints for the future, how there are valid ways and misguided ways of finding happiness, and how delusions generate unstable emotions such as out-of-control anger and attachment.
Let's take some of this summer's stories and see how they illustrate these Buddhist principles. Let's check to see whether the teachings of the Buddha hold up in modern times.
These summer evenings will include explanations about Buddhist philosophy and worldview, as well as time for discussion.
All are welcome. No background required.