Date: 03/21/2019 Location: Community Room
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discussion of Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, facilitated by Dr. Chris Kukk. Nobel Prize Winner Hesse’s famous and influential novel, Siddhartha, is an important and compelling moral allegory. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin’s search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.