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Mini Course #8 – The Buddha of the North: Swedenborg’s Deep Parallels to Buddhist Thought hosted by Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts

June 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm EDT
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5:30pm ET / 4:30pm CT / 3:30pm MT / 2:30pm PT

Join Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts for a mini course hosted with Zoom Meeting using the password that you were given when you registered for Convention.

Course Description: 

We explore what I believe to be some of Emanuel Swedenborg’s surprisingly deep parallels to Buddhist scripture and writings, as well as touch on D.T. Suzuki’s reason for calling Swedenborg “the Buddha of the North.” These point to many of the practical applications of Swedenborg’s ideas, highlighting helpful aspects of his thought that are sometimes overlooked.

Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts is the minister of Spiritual Sunshine: Swedenborgian Community Online (SwedenborgianCommunity.org) and the beloved community of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Kitchener, ON. With a background in finance, economics, and computer science, Cory found a calling to help empower spiritual health after a near-death experience and diving into Swedenborg’s writings.

Date: June 27, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm