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May27

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

May31

The Trinity in World Religions

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San Diego Oasis, In Person or Via Zoom, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive Suite 269 , La Mesa, CA 91942

Join us in-person at Grossmont Center, or watch from home via Zoom. At the center of mainline Christian doctrine is the idea of the Trinity – a startling claim that a monotheistic God appears as three distinct yet unified “persons” – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This idea flies in the face of the hard monotheism of Judaism and Islam, yet endures as the centerpiece of the world’s largest religion. Join us as we jump across boundaries to see if other religions employ this three-part conceptual structure in their understandings of ultimate reality. Are there triune theological doctrines in Hinduism, Buddhism, and maybe even Judaism? If so, how do these doctrines help us deepen our experience of the sacred here and now? $15

Jun3

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Jun10

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning via Zoom from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Jun14

God and the Problem of Evil

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

In Western religion, God is understood as all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good. And yet, evil exists in the world. This paradox is known as the problem of evil. Join us as we examine this classic conundrum – how can God be good if he knows about evil and is capable of stopping it, and yet chooses not to? Why does God allow suffering? Either there is no God, God is indifferent, God is incompetent, or God’s plan is beyond human comprehension. We’ll explore the myriad ways this vexing contradiction has been expressed, addressed, and framed by the great theologians and philosophers like Plato, Epicurus, Augustine, Aquinas, Malthus, Hume, and others, including contemporary voices. $15

Jun17

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning via Zoom from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Jun21

The Wisdom of the Buddha

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Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, 16780 La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Join us in person. Twenty five centuries ago an Indian teacher named Siddhartha Gautama courageously challenged the prevailing wisdom of his time through an arduous process of self-examination and experimentation. Known to us as the Buddha, or “the awakened one,” he spent his life teaching others a clear and simple method of breaking free from habitual, conditioned thinking and awakening into the here and now. We will examine the central hub of all Buddhist philosophy and practice – the Four Noble Truths – and bring these ancient, down to earth insights to bear on the everyday problems of our lives. Free.

Jun24

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us every Friday morning via Zoom from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Jun28

The Great Philosophers: Socrates

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San Diego Oasis, In Person or Via Zoom

In “The Great Philosophers” series we explore the most influential luminaries in the history of Western philosophy, from Socrates to Sartre. And it all began with Socrates (470-399 BCE), the “gad fly” of Athens, teacher to so many, including the young Plato who would go on to devote his career to writing the most important philosophical dialogues in the Western canon, nearly all featuring his long-dead teacher Socrates. Against a backdrop of moral relativism, destructive self-interest, and political chaos (sound familiar?) we find Socrates cajoling his fellow Athenians, and us, to devote our energies instead to the care of our souls. $15. In person or via Zoom.

As we all ease back into "normalcy," thanks for your patience through these long years of pandemic distance. Nearly all events are still 100% online via Zoom, but we hope to begin offering live, in-person events beginning in 2022.