Besides the synonym “awakening” there are at least 33 more synonyms in the suttas (Samyutta Nikaya 43) for the Pali word “nibbana,” such as the unconditioned; the destruction of greed, hate, delusion; the other shore; the peaceful; the sublime; the deathless; the island; the refuge; and freedom. What is nibbana anyway? Is it appropriate to consider it the destination of our practice, or is it harmful to be goal oriented? Can it be tasted in our very lives, or something to only aspire to, considered out of reach of us lesser mortals in modern times? Does it happen suddenly, or gradually, or both? In this talk, we will explore these and other questions. Come with the aspiration to “love and live the questions themselves,” as Rilke put it, rather than a desire for conceptual reification.
July 12, 20198. 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of SD, Bard Hall
4190 Front St.
Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. Street parking is available after 7pm. We encourage carpooling.