july, 2017

06jul(jul 6)6:00 pm(jul 6)6:00 pmHere We Are Now, Entertain Us: Seeking Pleasure in the Matrix of Illusion


Event Details

Join world-traveling monk Devamrita Swami as he explores our inherent need for entertainment and pleasure, and how we can fulfill it in the highest sense. Escape contemporary society’s matrix of illusion and indulge in an evening of meditation, discussion,¬†and a delicious vegan feast.
About the topic:
Instant gratification is the mantra for the day. With our faith firmly invested in today’s instant touchscreen technology, we can explore varieties of desires from the cozy comforts of our screen. The economy may go boom or bust but our desire for instant gratification has only increased. We are constantly seeking the biggest bang and the greatest happiness that can be orchestrated from the complexities of our daily lives. As ‘power of purchase’ and the big bang of entertainment firms its grip on our lives – why is it that worry and anxiety follow us like a shadow?
We can buy things instantly, watch things instantly, read about things instantly, and share instantly with others. Amidst the apparent ease of satisfying our desire for constant entertainment, are we accessing the best pleasure or simply settling for what we know?
Let’s talk!
See you there.