Dharma – what is it? This complex word has a wide range of meanings: from the basis of natural order to social duty.
Join us to explore dharma and its implications in times of upheaval, with a focus on finding our purpose by acting with virtue.
How do we determine truth? When do we resist injustice? And by what means? Which principles shape ethical conduct?
To guide us, we will read passages from the Mahābhārata – including its best-known section, the Bhagavad Gītā – and we will reflect on how ancient teachings apply to modern challenges.
The weekend will be a mixture of study, discussion, and practice.
With a grounding in traditional texts, we will investigate together how they relate to us personally, how our actions affect others, and what our collective dharma might be in the world. We will contemplate ways to deepen our connection to an innate sense of fairness, and ways to express this by serving our communities.