The Need for Perennial Wisdom in Today’s World
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
Religion comes in two forms: parochial and perennial. The former focuses on the uniqueness of each faith, the latter on their commonality. Theosophy was (and is) a celebration of the perennial. Decades ago, it stood almost alone in this; today, the world’s religious are catching up and catching on, and bringing (sometimes dragging) their religions along with them. In this overview of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami will explore what it is, why it is so essential to our time, and where it may be going.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Ph.D., is an award–winning author of over thirty books on religion and spirituality. A professor of religious studies, student of the Ramakrishna Order of Vedanta Hinduism, and a congregational rabbi, Rabbi Rami currently directs the One River Foundation for the study of Perennial Wisdom and heads its World Wisdom Bible project. He also writes the “Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler” column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com). Contact him through his website: oneriverfoundation.org.
$10 nonmembers $5 members
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