Humour on the Spiritual Path

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Sunday 18th September

Often ‘being spiritual’ is associated with a kind of seriousness, and that going deeper can only be done with a dry and austere approach. Many difficult spiritual tests may be encountered on the journey, which may seem to hold the practitioner back, or even lead to them giving up altogether. 

Laughing in the face of demons to overcome jealousy, wrath and other negative aspects is a practice in Tibetan Buddhism, and the ‘divine madman’ is also revered in other spiritual traditions. Known for their genius but also for their humorous and free approach to life, they can sometimes behave in seemingly extreme ways!

This talk will reveal how humour can become an amazing tool that helps in triumphing over the hardships in life and, ‘funnily enough’, can be a means of spiritual evolution.

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