Vedanta Book Club Discussion – Sunday 19 December

Sunday 19 December, 3.30 to 6.30 pm

Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon

You’re invited to participate in a mini-retreat at our Vedanta Book Club held on the third or last Sunday afternoon of each month. We tap into books – articles and short stories – providing varied spiritual themes for a discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana; senior nun of the Ramakrishna Order. Program:

  • 3.30-4 pm: Silent Meditation
  • 4-5.30 pm: Discussion
  • Afternoon Tea. Bring some healthy snacks to share.

IN THIS MEETING: We continue study and discussion of Christopher Isherwood’s essay on: The Gita and War.

Written in 1944 against the devastating backdrop of World War 2, Isherwood explores ethical dilemmas posed by the Gita. Isherwood was a keen student of Vedanta. His famous writing skills were employed in assisting Swami Prabhavananda in the popular translation of the Gita: The Song of God, and other Vedantic works.

  • Is there such a thing as a righteous war?
  • How to seek clarity in the moral complexities that life presents?
  • In the face of dilemmas, to what extent can or should we take refuge in the fact that – philosophically and scientifically – this world is only relatively real?

Join the Discussion.