At different times in our lives and meditation practice, we may get glimpses of something beyond our ordinary, conventional reality, touching a space that transforms our vision of who we are and what the world is. And these intimations can provide a powerful impetus to our practice as we begin to taste the possibility of freedom. Although we may have many selfless moments in our lives, it is the experience of Nibbana that finally uproots the delusion of self-centeredness. Given that it is the clearly stated goal and aim of the Buddha’s teaching, the noble end of what makes the Eightfold Path noble, it seems important to explore the meaning and experience of Nibbana. Please join us for this conversation with Joseph Goldstein, co-founder of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS), and William Edelglass, BCBS Director of Studies. Joseph and William will explore different approaches to Nibbana as discussed in Joseph’s recent article published in the Insight Journal, and how even as we work to alleviate the societal causes of suffering, we can also strive to realize the ultimate refuge and help others find this peace.
Online Event: This event will be hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform and closed captions are available.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
7:30 – 9:00 pm EST
Registered participants will receive a link to the recording within 48 hours.
As we work to become a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.