Friday Night Lectures
7 – 8 pm £5
An opportunity to explore aspects of spirituality in contemporary society in a thought provoking but light way. There will be a short lecture by one of our teachers, followed by questions and discussion. There will not be any meditation or prayers. Everyone welcome.
Friday 13th October The difference between self-love and being selfish – with Martin Luff
Respecting, accepting and liking ourselves is a necessary ingredient of emotional health and happiness, whereas the feeling that we are more, or less important than other people leads to all kinds of selfish and negative behaviour. But what exactly is the difference between healthy self-love and unhealthy obsession with ourselves?
Friday 8th December Faith in a secular society – with Mike Garside
Faith is often thought of as blind belief in something for which there is no evidence, and as such is regarded as irrelevant in our evidence based, scientific culture. On the other hand, a loss of connection with the sacred dimension of ourselves and the world is arguably at the root of many current problems ranging from a growing sense of hopelessness to environmental destruction. Is there a different way of looking at faith, one that could restore our faith in faith and recognise faith as an essential aspect of a whole and meaningful human life?
Friday 8th March The mystery of consciousness – with Mike Garside