"What is the Purpose of Life"
Philosophy Evening What is the Purpose of Life? Purpose of Life? What is the What is the Purpose of Life? Join Speakers from Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim & Academic Traditions for a Beautiful Evening of Philosophical Exploration Saturday 17 November 7pm for a 7.30pm start Weil Park Community Centre, Woolwich Rd. Woolwich $20 with Dinner (otherwise by donation) For more info or to RSVP (please register if you require dinner) email email@example.com or call Simon on 0414 377 570 Dinner & Refreshments Music by Nik Mueller A Santi Forest Monastery Fundraiser Event Speakers Mehmet Ozalp has been intensely involved in social, cultural and religious work since 1991. He is one of the founding directors and the former President of Affinity Intercultural Foundation. He has written a number of short courses on Islam and personal leadership. Mehmet was a member of the Community Harmony Reference Group with the Community Relations Commission in Sydney, established by the Premier of NSW. He is the author of two books, "101 Questions You Asked About Islam" and "Islam in the Modern World". See www.affinity.org.au. Anne Lanyon is the Co-ordinator of the Columban Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice, one of three centres of the Columban Mission Institute based in Strathfield, Sydney. She facilitates workshops and reflection days, resources, schools, parish and community groups. She has co- ordinated several interfaith initiatives. See www.columban.org.au. Donna Jacobs Sife teaches on Jewish story and the Bible in the Melton Adult Education Program, UNSW. She is a published writer and regular columnist in the Australian Jewish News. Donna has been involved with Judaism as a teacher, performer, writer and contemporary interpreter with regards to creative, spiritual and ritualistic expression for 15 years. She has been featured on ABC Radio National many times, on the Spirit of Things, Encounter, and Radio Eye. Donna is a lecturer at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales in Sacred Story. Bhikkhu Sujato is an Australian monk who received full ordination in Thailand in 1994. He is the abbot of Santi Forest Monastery near Sydney, Australia and was the secretary of the Australian Sangha Association. He has studied for several years with the disciples of the Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, including Ajahn Brahm of Bohdinyana Monastery in Perth. Justine McGill is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Sydney, specialising in contemporary political philosophy. She is currently working on a book about personal responsibility, called Broken Promises. She is also engaged in a collaborative project with an anthropologist, seeking to understand violence in indigenous communities in Australia through comparison with violence occurring in immigrant communities in France. She practices Buddhism, inspired particularly by the teachings and tradition of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. About Santi Forest Monastery SANTI FOREST MONASTERY is a spiritual sanctuary in the rugged bushscape of Australia's Southern Highlands, about halfway between Sydney and Canberra. The primary purpose of the monastery is to offer ordination opportunities, and residential and educational facilities for English-speaking Buddhist monks and nuns who wish to train in the forest meditation tradition. The forest tradition has been called the 'home culture' of Buddhism, a no- nonsense way of life that goes straight to the heart of practice. New Sydney Talks @ Weil Park Community Centre, Woolwich Rd., Woolwich Friday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm. 2007 Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14, 21 Special day-long ‘Spiritual Indulgence’ retreats and scripture study on most following Saturdays. Check website for details. General Enquiries: E: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 4883 6331 www.santiforestmonastery.com