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Wednesday Open Night Talks at IDP - Siddhartha: The Story of Buddhism with Michael Owens
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor, Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Wed, 5/2/2012, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
There is no better introduction to Buddhist teachings than Siddhartha -- the story of a young Indian prince who renounced the power and security of his father’s throne to search for an end to suffering in the world. Michael Owens performs a dynamic retelling of this classic story weaving traditional Buddhist legends with doctrinal concepts and historical information. Suitable for all ages and levels of practice.
Michael Owens is an itinerant teacher and rogue scholar of Buddhism. After exploring an academic career at Princeton University and CUNY Hunter College he began teaching meditation and giving formal dharma talks at Buddhist temples and monasteries domestically and abroad. In 2006 he founded the Red Lotus Society, an educational non-profit organization promoting meditation as an inter-faith practice. Michael has translated several Chinese Buddhist texts into English and teaches regularly on Buddhist history and philosophy. He currently lives in New York where he is writing a Buddhist adventure novel.
Promo Photo Buddha Tashi attached By parhessiastes (originally posted to Flickr as Buddha Tashi) (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Wednesday Night Open Talks are a great introduction to Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting. Drop by and discover how the principles of meditation can be applied to everyday life while uniting with other practitioners in a receptive and welcoming environment.
Every Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
No Previous Meditation Experience Required.
Bring your friends and hang out for tea afterwards!
$10 -$15 Suggested Donation
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
Cash, Check and Credit Card Payments accepted at the door
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