Have you ever wondered how to tell truth from non-truth? We have to make many decisions in life and we must learn to navigate and know which direction to take.
Have you ever wondered how to tell truth from non-truth? We have to make many decisions in life and we must learn to navigate and know which direction to take. The expert panel for the “How do we know things” workshop will discuss the landscape of truth and non-truth. And outline usable tools for us to work out our own clarity and confidence.
Addressing questions like: Clarity about relying on someone’s authority to know the truth or relying on your direct experience? Why would we have confidence in scientific research?
Dr Levy, having done a Phd has a clear grasp of validation of knowledge in the complex area of the social sciences. She will shed light on the pathways of knowing that people are pursuing these days and give us clues
on being clear sighted about this.
Bhante Sujato has a deep understanding of the vibrant knowledge environment in society at the time of the Buddha. You may find it truly amazing that the knowledge issues of that ancient time are still with us! No doubt he will have some pointers for us on how to recognise claims to truth and assaults on truth.
Join us as we equip ourselves for an exciting journey into the knowledge landscape.
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Your Vision – one sentence that describes one part of the future that want to see created with a spiritual and environmental community of practice.
You may share this vision in the chat at the start of the session.
Your Practice – What practice will you deepen or start after this workshop?
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Dr Nadine Levy
Dr Levy holds a PhD in sociology and Honours degrees in both law and gender
studies. Her research investigates women’s lived experience across a range
of social sites, including health, therapeutic landscapes and spiritual
movements. Her PhD examined the themes of belonging, emotions and social
connection in the context of Intentional Communities in late modern
Dr Levy’s approach to teaching is student-centred, reflective and grounded
in critical theory. For the past decade she has taught in law, gender
studies, sociology and, most recently, criminology. Prior to this she
worked in the community sector as a lawyer and advocate.
Dr Levy is a committed Buddhist practitioner and is currently completing
teacher training in the Insight meditation tradition. As such, she has a
particular interest in Buddhist sociology/a sociology of Buddhism and the
ways these two paradigms can enliven each another.
In the classroom, Dr Levy focuses on the insights and wisdom of her
students and honours alternative forms of academic knowledge through the
use of bodily, intuitive and relational teaching methods.
PhD (University of Adelaide), BA (Hons) (University of Adelaide), LLB
(Hons) (University of Adelaide) Lecturer in Health and Social Wellbeing
Bhante Sujato is an Australian Theravada Buddhist monk ordained in a
monastery in Chiang Mai in Thailand during the 1990s. He played in a
successful rock band called Martha’s Vineyard for many years before he
joined an intensive Buddhist retreat in Thailand which introduced him to
the Buddha’s teachings.
Besides spending 3 years in the Bodhinyana monastery with Ajahn Brahm, he
also spent several years in remote hermitages and caves in Thailand in
Bhante Sujato has taught the Dhamma and meditation to a varied audience in
Australia and internationally such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, The
USA, Germany, Norway, India, Hongkong, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and many others,
and has spoken at several major international Buddhist conferences and
events. He also helped to establish the Santi Forest Monastery in
Bundanoon, where he was the abbot for many years.
Bhante Sujato has become well known for his articulate support for the
fully ordained Bhikkhuni lineage. A special field of interest is the role
of women in Buddhism and particularly the revival of the Bhikkhuni order
within the Theravada tradition. As well as being a meditator and teacher,
Bhante Sujato is a scholar of early Buddhism, with several books and essays
of original and often groundbreaking research. He contributes to Buddhism
in Australia through a wide variety of forums and organisations, including
the Australian Sangha Association, Federation of Australian Buddhist
Councils, Australia Partnership of Religious Organisations, Australian
Association of Buddhist Councillors and Psychotherapists, Australian
Association of Buddhist Studies, and Australian Religious Response to
Bhante Sujato is also the founder of SuttaCentral.net.
(Saturday) 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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