Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vietnam: A Spiritual Journey

Swedenborg Association of Australia presents an evening with Walter Mason

Vietnam: A Spiritual Journey

Vietnam is an extraordinary country with a rich mystical tradition. Religion and spirituality are woven into people’s everyday lives, and in this fascinating lecture – richly illustrated with slides from his many journeys there – Walter explains and illuminates this wonderful place. From the misty, quiet streets of Hanoi, through the colourful controlled chaos of the Cao Dai religion in Tay Ninh, and into the surprisingly restful and transcendent Buddhist monasteries of Ho Chi Minh City, this is a never-before-seen journey into the very heart of Vietnamese devotional life.
Walter Mason’s new book Destination Saigon (Allen & Unwin, $24.99) will be released in March 2010. Walter has a long and affectionate relationship with Vietnam and the Vietnamese people, including a 20 year involvement with Vietnamese Buddhism.
As well as writing and speaking, Walter is currently researching his PhD at the University of Western Sydney on the history of self-help literature in Australia.

FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2010 at 7.45
Swedenborg Centre, 1 Avon Road, North Ryde
Cost: $7; concession $5 (including refreshments)

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