The Rubin It's Funny Because It's True
Wednesdays, May 7-28
Course Fee: $125; 10% off for members; for all four classes
The first noble truth in Buddhism claims that stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction are fundamental to the human condition. Any good comedian knows this and that making jokes about these feelings usually gets big laughs. Humor helps us confront the awkward fact that suffering, referred to as "du?kha" by Buddhists, is unavoidable in life. In this course, we explore how comedy can help us better understand the nature of suffering and how Buddhist teachings not only help us to identify the causes of suffering but how we can eradicate them from our lives.
About the Speaker
Christopher Kelley is a PhD candidate under Professor Robert Thurman in Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. In his dissertation he explores the theory and application of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Human Rights Project. He has taught classes at Columbia University and is currently teaching at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.
No experience necessary. All materials included. Registration is required, as space is limited.
Requests for cancellation made at least one week prior to the first class will be refunded for the full amount. Requests made within one week and prior to 48 hours before the first class will be refunded for ½ of the total amount paid. Requests made within 48 hours of the first class will not be refunded.