Local Ojai resident Anagarika Sucinno will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Sunday, September 26, to offer the first of a series of talks entitled Karma and the End of Karma: Unweaving the Karma Complexity. Two subsequent talks will take place on Sunday, October 10, and Sunday, October 24, also at 2pm.
There is much confusion and contradiction around the concept of karma. Questions of Being, free will, good and bad, life, and rebirth.
Consciously or unconsciously we live with three questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I go when I die? Knowing it or not, the way we answer these questions drives the course of our individual life—and the fate of nations. That, and karma!
Though each of these three talks has a central focus, they are not isolated, but form a composite offering covering karma as it operates through individuals, collectively, and upon the life of the world.
· September 26: What is karma? How do we know it?
· October 10: Collective karma – Some of me, some of you, some of all of us.
· October 24: Karma, “those” questions, and the end of karma.
Sucinno carries the title Anagarika to denote a life lived as a lay person between numerous residencies as a monastic. His naming and training were in the Theravadin forest tradition of Thailand. He has taught meditation and Dhamma in the US, England, and India.
These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.
The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday