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MAR
11
Pablo Sender: Desires, Emotions, and the Spiritual Path
Date:
Monday, 11 Mar 2019
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center 303
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:
Dr. Pablo Sender has a degree in Microbiology and a doctorate in Biological Sciences. Dr. Sender is one of the world's leading Theosophical scholars. As an international speaker, he has presented programs and retreats in India, Europe, Oceania, and the three Americas. His articles are published in Theosophical journals throughout the world, and he is the author of books in English and Spanish. His latest book is "The Evolution of the Higher Consciousness."
 
Since uncontrolled emotions and desires cloud our perception, spiritual traditions tend to regard them as a hindrance in the search for truth. Consequently, many religions and philosophies promote the development of detachment and equanimity. Our emotional dimension, however, is an important aspect of our being. Feelings such as love and compassion are recognized as essential for a spiritual life. This program will explore the role of emotion and desire in the spiritual path, as well as ways to deal with conflicting desires and negative emotions.
 
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Anshu Varna, Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)