Doylestown: Philosophy Book Club

The Philosophy Book Club
 
The Doylestown Bookshop welcomes you to join us an engaging discussion about all things Philosophy. We will be meeting the 3rd Monday of the month, starting at 1:00 p.m. We welcome your insights and input for future readings. Discussion led by Jonathan Matas, an M.A. graduate of the Rutgers University philosophy program with 35 years experience teaching philosophy to adult students. 

Meeting: March 18th • 1:00 pm

Discussing: A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World by David Loy


new buddhist path

Engage with a new vision of Buddhism and the modern world with the bestselling author of Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution.David R. Loy addresses head-on the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time. What is the meaning of enlightenment--is it an escape from the world, or is it a form of psychological healing? How can one reconcile modern scientific theory with ancient religious teachings? What is our role in the universe? 


Loy shows us that neither Buddhism nor secular society by itself is sufficient to answer these questions. Instead, he investigates the unexpected intersections of the two. Through this exchange, he uncovers a new Buddhist way, one that is faithful to the important traditions of Buddhism but compatible with modernity. This way, we can see the world as it is truly is, realize our indivisibility from it, and learn that the world's problems are our problems. This is a new path for a new world.