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The Truth of the Buddhist Doctrine of Emptiness: Is it relevant in helping us discern truth in our lives and the world

Date: Mon. March 23rd, 2020, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, 10038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  THE SPEAKER IS UNABLE TO TRAVEL FROM JAPAN DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS.

This event is part of the 2020 Cleveland Humanities Festival: TRUTH.

The Buddhist doctrine of emptiness strikes people as mysteriously intriguing and inviting. However, it can be misunderstood to mean “nothingness” or “voidness.” Such misunderstanding leads to lethargic indifference toward life and the world.  Rather than non-engagement and acceptance, emptiness offers an opposite response and results. In this lecture, Kenneth Tanaka, an author, editor, scholar and editor, will consider the issue of truth in our time from the Buddhist value of Emptiness.  The traditional Buddhist Heart Sutra chant will begin the session to help open a door to emptiness. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Cleveland Buddhist Temple.

 

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