Unburdening the Earth: Hinduism and Ecology

Vishwa Adluri at Strand Bookstore

Fri, Jun 22 at 7 p.m.   |   90 minutes

Are we, humans, responsible stewards of our home, the Earth? Or are we a burden upon it?

What can an ancient text teach us about climate change in today's world?

Endowed with intelligence and capacity for ethical action, are we, humans, responsible stewards of our home, the Earth? Or are we a burden upon it? In this Olio we will explore the cognitive universe of the ancient sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. Can we, in our scientific, materialistic conception of the earth as mere resources rethink our responsibility to Mother Earth? Through insightful images and myths, the epic urges us to see that our relationship to earth is an integral part of our understanding of divinity, humanity and our dwelling in the universe.

Teacher: Vishwa Adluri

Vishwa holds PhDs from the New School and University of Marburg, Germany. He recently published 'The Nay Science' and is the author of many books and articles. Dr. Adluri teaches courses on: Approaches to Religion, Indian Philosophy, Christian Theology, Mysticism, Hinduism, art history and The Religious Meaning of Death. He has been thinking about Space, Time, and Death since he was 5.


Venue: Strand Bookstore
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