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PUBlic Professor Series – Dr. Hillary Rodrigues – COMBATTING DELUSION: Gleanings from the Hindu Great Goddess and Eastern Sages.

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COMBATTING DELUSION: Gleanings from the Hindu Great Goddess and Eastern Sages.

Join us for our PUBlic Professor Series on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 7:00pm at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge with religious studies professor, Dr. Hillary Rodrigues.

FREE. Everyone welcome. No RSVP required. Seating is limited, however, so arrive early! Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

The PUBlic Professor Series is a monthly, thought-provoking series of pub-style talks that brings a range of experts and researchers from across the arts and sciences to the community for a spirited conversation.

This talk promises a visually engaging and thought-provoking journey through Eastern mythology and religious philosophies, and how we quest for meaning in our lives. Freedom from delusion is not guaranteed.

In this talk, Dr. Rodrigues will discuss the overlap between two seemingly disparate areas of my research: one on the Hindu Great Goddess, Durga, and the other on contemporary philosophies of spiritual liberation by Eastern teachers, such as J. Krishnamurti.

If defined broadly, delusion is the firm belief in something that probably isn’t true. In many Eastern philosophies, delusions are endemic to the human condition and the cornerstones of most religions. In both Buddhist and Hindu philosophies, life’s highest goal, known in Sanskrit as nirvana or moksha, should be the ending of delusions. This is spiritual liberation, freedom from bondage to what is false.


February 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


University of Lethbridge


Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Dr S
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B4
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