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Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« on: September 22, 2010, 09:48:00 PM »
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His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will lead a public conversation on “The Pursuit of Happiness” with other world religious leaders October 17, 2010, 1:30-3:30 p.m., on the Emory University Campus. CSLR is hosting the event as the capstone of its multi-year research project on the Pursuit of Happiness. It is one of several events featuring His Holiness during his October 17-19, 2010 visit to Emory.

An Emory Presidential Distinguished Professor, the Dalai Lama will open the forum with a 25-minute address followed by responses from The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; and George Washington University Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a distinguished scholar of Islam.
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Re: Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 09:55:08 PM »
Interesting. I would like to see or read the talks that come out of this event.
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Re: Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 11:50:59 PM »
So Jefferts-Schori is the sole "Christian" representative? lol
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Re: Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 03:22:26 PM »
So Jefferts-Schori is the sole "Christian" representative? lol
The conference is being held in Atlanta. She won't be the only Christian in the room. :o
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Re: Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 03:26:33 PM »
So Jefferts-Schori is the sole "Christian" representative? lol
The conference is being held in Atlanta. She won't be the only Christian in the room. :o

Yes but I meant there are 4 speakers: 1 Jewish, 1Buddhist, 1Muslim, and 1 "Christian". Why not an actual Christian speaker?
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Re: Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 03:50:27 PM »
And what do you guys think of the modern emphasys on happiness? IMO, it has become a vice and in some cases even an idolatry of self-satisfaction. I think we are in dire need of remembering that the path to God is Jesus Christ and the path to Jesus is through our own "crosses" not through our happiness.

Just to spark the discussion, what is happiness in face of the Cross?
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Re: Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 03:58:09 PM »
And what do you guys think of the modern emphasys on happiness? IMO, it has become a vice and in some cases even an idolatry of self-satisfaction. I think we are in dire need of remembering that the path to God is Jesus Christ and the path to Jesus is through our own "crosses" not through our happiness.

Just to spark the discussion, what is happiness in face of the Cross?
Wouldn't Happiness be a result of the Cross?
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Re: Interfaith Summit on Happiness
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 04:52:31 PM »
Happiness:  for Orthodox is makarios (good) vs. eudaemonia (bad).   

"Happy is the man (Makarios aner) who walks not in the council of the wicked..."  Kathisma 1st Psalm

To be blessed is to be happy with what you are given.  Eudaemonia is to want, want, want more and to be only satisfied for a short time with this "more" and then to want "even more."