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May17

The Bhagavad Gita

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Zoom Webinar Through San Diego Oasis

Join us for this Zoom webinar as we explore India’s most beloved sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita. Composed around the time of Christ, the Gita is the plain-talking culmination of the rich philosophical traditions begun in the earlier Vedas, Upanishad, and Buddhist texts. Like all literature, it is best approached in layers. What does the Bhagavad Gita teach about God, duty, ethics, war, society, consciousness, human nature, violence, and the beauty of being alive? A favorite book of Gandhi who carried chapter two in his pocket his whole life, and of Thoreau who brought only one book to Walden Pond, his copy of the Gita borrowed from his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson. Very few books have had this long a reach or this profound an impact. Let’s find out why. $15

May19

The Wisdom of Hinduism

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Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, 16780 La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Studying the ancient philosophies of India offers a fascinating opportunity to catch a glimpse into one of humanity’s boldest and most influential wisdom traditions. Join us as we examine the core teachings of the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita on the nature of the universe and our place in it. Your understanding of familiar concepts such as meditation, yoga, and karma will deepen as we challenge our conventional thinking with the open-hearted teachings of this venerable array of traditions and perspectives known collectively as Hinduism. Free.

May20

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

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

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.