The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights

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Date(s) - 10/25/2017 - 11/29/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Unitarian Church Buchan Building


The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights
Buddhism holds compassion and kindness as the highest virtues and teaches that all life is sacred. Buddhist guidance includes the precept “Do Not Kill.” As we read The Great Compassion we will explore what this means for our relationship to humans and animals. The author, Norm Phelps, is a UU and longtime student of Buddhism. He is an acquaintance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and studies the Buddhist teachings that command respect for all life. Please start the book before the first class.
Facilitator: Christopher Kirschbaum Doo began his practice of meditation and veganism more than 20 years ago. He’s an active First Unitarian Church member and a co-founder of our church’s UU Animal Ministry.
Details: Three Wednesdays: Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and 29 7 — 9 p.m.
Fee: None; advance registration preferred.
Book available in our church Beacon Bookstore or online.
Reference #: C18F17


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