In our book circles we discuss concepts such as secular ethics and human values to see how we can apply them in our own lives and promote them in society at large.
Dalai Lama, whose books we use, believes very strongly that ethics is not something dependent on religious faith or dogma. Basic human values are universal and perhaps more important in today’s world than ever before.
The concept of secular, or universal, ethics stands for basic human values that all religions, as well as humanism, subscribe to. In today’s complex and interconnected world there is a need to go beyond the traditional religions and agree and adopt a set of common ethics.
Application of secular ethics addresses many of the challenges that society faces today. It contains valuable and eternal wisdom and guidance that would make our lives better.
What will I take away into my daily life?
- Understanding of a set of secular ethics that everybody can adopt.
- How secular ethics can be applied in our own lives and contribute to address problems in today’s complex society.
- Opportunity to exchange perspectives with other participants of the book circle and learn from each other.
Comments from previous participants
To talk about ethics and global challenges we face and to discuss how to think helps for personal development.
It has been inspiring to explore and understand different points of view from the book in a small group.
Very knowledgeable facilitator and we had great conversations about existential issues.
The course leader is well prepared and knowledgeable, open to everyone’s views.
Very inspiring to discuss the various issues of the book and getting new aspects through the other participants’ personal experiences.