World Religions: Similarities and Differences

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The Tibetan Buddhist Institute will conduct a Seminar on World Religions: Similarities and Differences at Flinders Park, South Australia, on Saturday, 21st April 2012. The presenter will be Ilia Durovic.

The presenter is Mr Ilia Durovic an independent scholar and current translator at TBI for our resident teacher Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen, formerly of the Sera Jay Monastic University, South India.

Ilia was a monk in the Geluk Tibetan tradition and for the past thirty years has studied Buddhist philosophy and engaged in Buddhist practice under the tutelage of some of the leading exemplars of this tradition, including His Holiness the Dalia Lama (for whom he has translated in French) and (in the Western scholarly tradition), Prof Jeffrey Hopkins (University of Virginia).

Ilia is an accomplished translator of Buddhist texts and oral teachings and is extremely well versed in Western philosophy and science.

He will be addressing the similarities and the differences between the world’s great religions, both from a Buddhist standpoint, drawing on key aspects of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings, and from the standpoint of the philosophy of religion.

The goal of this conference will be to point out some of the common denominators of the great religions while clarifying their substantial differences. Thus mutual understanding, respect and informed choice can be enhanced for the benefit of individuals and the world community of all sentient beings!

  • When: Saturday April 21st 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • Where: Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 8 Ross Avenue Flinders Park
  • Facility Fee: $10 Members $12 Non Members