What is the nature of Reality? And can the answer give mean­ing to human exist­ence?

The sci­ences have made spec­tac­u­lar advances in our under­stand­ing of the uni­verse and the phe­nom­ena within it, but is there a broader real­ity that can sat­isfy the deep­est long­ings of the human heart for mean­ing and purpose?

Buddhism answers with a vig­or­ous Yes.

In this talk Mahasraddha con­siders the cur­rent sci­entific views of real­ity but warns of the dangers of adapt­ing a purely sci­entific view.

He also con­siders the rela­tion­ship between the Buddhist and sci­entific views of real­ity and how align­ing ourselves with the former can provide answers to the fun­da­mental ques­tions of mean­ing and pur­pose to human existence.

Talk given at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 30th April 2011 as part of a series of free public talks on Buddhism and contemporary issues

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