East & West
Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra
All serious teachings recommend the transformation of our whole being in order to come to the truth or to God. This retreat weekend explores the similarities and differences between the major religions of East and West.
Event time: Sun 6th Sep 2020 at 4:00pm - Tue 8th Sep 2020 at 4:00pm
At a Glance
- Late summer retreat in a beautiful setting
- Explore similarities and differences between many philosophies and theologies
- Developing your own inner path
What Participants Will Gain
- An in-depth look at differing traditions
- Time to slow down and meet like-minded people
- Deep rest for mind, body and soul
All serious teachings recommend a serious transformation of our whole being in order to come to the Truth or the Real or God. Undertaking of that transformation is the real meaning of spiritual search. There are many common features of this search and the corresponding transformation in the Abrahamic traditions—including Judaism, Christianity and Islam—and the Indian traditions—including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. But there are also some radical differences which have a large effect on their teachings, practices and aims reflected in their corresponding philosophies and theologies. This course will explore both similarities and the differences and open up new conversation.
This retreat is suitable for all.
Please note that prices are listed per person.
Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Ravi Ravindra obtained degrees of B.Sc. and M. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, before going to Canada on a Commonwealth Scholarship to do an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto. Later, he did an M.A. in Philosophy also, and at different times held Post-doctoral fellowships in Physics (University of Toronto), History and Philosophy of Science (Princeton University) and in Religion (Columbia University). He is now Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) where he served for many years as a Professor in the departments of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and of Physics.Visit Tutor's Website