A 4-Part Series | Tuesday evenings: Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17
Facilitator: Jeannette Darcy/Pavan Dev Kaur
Have you ever wondered what the major religions of the world have in common? Would you like to get a big picture overview of the major world religions and understand their point of view on the things that really matter: life, death, good, and evil?
Join us for an informative side-by-side comparison of the “Abrahamic traditions” (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and the “Dharma traditions” (Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism). In this 4-part lecture series, Jeannette Darcy will be your guide as we explore the terrain, as if flying overhead at the 10,000 foot level. Each 2-hour class will focus on a few important and specific topics that will serve as a focal lens for comparison and discussion. At this level, we won’t dive into the details of each religion, but rather we’ll see the lay of the land, the underlying features of each territory. You will come away with a better appreciation of the differences that make each tradition unique and the similarities that join us together.
- Class 1: Time, Life & Death, Sacred/Secular/Communal
- Class 2: Creation Stories, Heaven, Hell, and Humans in the Middle
- Class 3: Scripture, Authority, and The Problem of Evil
- Class 4: Ontology & Epistemology: What is really out there, and how would we know?
Suggested Love Offering: $10-$20 per class.
For more information, contact Jeannette Darcy
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 832-863-6793
About the Presenter:
Jeannette Darcy (also known by her spiritual name, Pavan Dev Kaur), MS Divinity, IKYTA certified, RYT-200, is an independent scholar who lectures on comparative religion, Indian philosophy, and the history of yoga. She is also an author, engineer, world traveler, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and practicing yogini. Her classes are entertaining and enlightening, backed by years of personal and academic study, and paired with hands-on activities and meditations to help process the teachings.
In addition to working at NASA as an engineer for 30 years, she has over 25 years of experience in many types of yoga and meditation. She studied Sanskrit and Indian philosophy at Rice University, the American Institute of Indian Studies in Pune, India, and at the University of Chicago Divinity School where she earned her Master’s degree. She continues to study with academic and spiritual masters and to live a life of service and gratitude.