Dialogue with Death – Katha Upanishad Lecture Series – Final Talk – 14 November

Sunday 12 November from 10.45 am

Final talk in a monthly lecture series from April to November 2021

Join us in Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, NSW or live via Zoom from 11 am:

ZOOM (Link):https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09

Program:

10.45 am – Meditation in Vedanta Hall

11 am – Talk/ PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Sridharaprana, a senior nun of the Ramakrishna Order
Q & A/ Discussion

THEME: Tree of the World – Part 2. Chapter 6 of the Katha Upanishad

Indian mythology presents the striking image of an upside-down peepal tree. The taproots, depicted as stretching to the sky, are above the world of time, nourished in Brahman’s unified, eternal world.

The branches below dig their way into the everyday world of diversity, their growth prompted by the consequences of human action. The ‘Brahman’ root is also called ‘prana’ – which sustains creation. The tree also represents the degrees of realisation in our spiritual evolution.

Learn more in the talk this Sunday.

Katha Upanishad

THROUGH the story of a confrontation between the fearless child, Nachiketa, and the all-powerful Yama, God of Death, this favourite Upanishad raises compelling issues.

Who am I? What dies? What is left? Are we here merely to be torn away from everyone and everything? What are we to do – while alive – about the inevitability of death?