Monday, March 03, 2014

"The Prediction": Book Launch at Image Ark Gallery, Patan on March 4th

  Dear Friends: I will be launching my book at the Image Ark Gallery on March 4th at 5pm. Hope to see you there! Here's the poster of the event.

Vedic astrological predictions, wet-nurses, the Internet zeitgeist, tantric goddess worship, love stories that transcend age barriers, Buddhist philosophy, references to Susan Sontag and Walter Benjamin—you can find it all in "The Prediction."

 As to why the nineteenth century world of tantric worship is juxtaposed with the Internet zeitgeist—time, in many ways, is not as linear as we think it is, and all these aspects of lived lives, from belief in tantric goddesses to starving child brides, from childcare workers neglecting their own children to nurture those of the wealthy, to people who pursue astrologers for accurate predictions, can and does co-exist with modern people engaged in the search for material wealth and an elusive spirituality.  So where does all this lead us? This is uncertain, unless like the character in The Best Sand Painting of the Century, it is towards the essence of Buddhist philosophy and practice. 

Books will be on sale after the event.
The Prediction, Sansar Media, Price Rs.325
Discount if you buy a pack of 5 books. Come buy some for your family and friends!

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