November 27, 2010

Around The World: Mt.Kailash-Himalayas

Regarded as the spiritual centre of the universe, Mt. Kailash (Himalayas), is revered by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos alike. For Hindus it is on top of this wondrous peak that Lord Shiva resides in an eternal state of meditation, creating the sustaining force that holds the universe together. Tibetans have aptly named this mighty rock as 'The Precious Jewel of The Snow'. It is here that the great Tibetan mystic, saint, and poet Milerapa wrote a hundred thousand poems on Buddhism. For Jains, Mt. Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the ancient religion of Bon, it is where their founder descended from the heavens. 



Mt.Kailash
Himalayas Satellite View 

Himalayas 

Himalayas Photo

Himalayas 

Buddhist Child


Mt.Kailash 2

November 21, 2010

Video: Lawrence Krauss - Science & Religion: Two Ships in the Night


Lawrence Krauss was our Science & Religion speaker this past October. Here is the video of his talk, Science and Religion: Two Ships in the Night. At best, science and religion have very little to do with one another. At worst, they are completely incompatible. And what little connection between the two even in the best of cases involves a one-way street. Science may enrich faith, but not vice versa. Dr. Krauss will discuss modern misunderstandings of this limited connection, coming both from science as well as religion, as well as modern abuses that demean both science and faith. The origin and evolution of the universe will serve as a good (or bad) example.