Upcoming Workshop Series: “Parallels and Divergence in World Religions”

My friend Alexandra sent me the following post about an upcoming workshop series with local author Richard Hooper.  It may be of interest to you…..   Alexandra is the founder of Mustard Seed Venture, an organization dedicated to studying and embodying the teachings of Jesus.

We are excited to have local author Richard Hooper teach a special class series entitled, “Parallels and Divergence in World Religions”. In three weekly two-hour classes he will discuss topics from his book, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu: the Parallel Sayings, as well as themes from his other books, including: the metaphor of the Lover and the Beloved, Tao and the essential balance of the universe; the enlightenment stories of Jesus and Buddha; Jesus as mystic; the kingdom of God as an altered state of consciousness, and more.

Refreshments will be provided during the break. If you would like to purchase, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu: the Parallel Sayings, or any of Mr. Hooper’s other titles prior to the class, go to www.sanctuarypublications.com. His books will also be available at the classes, however, you do not need to purchase any books to attend. You may attend any or all three of the classes.


Dates:  October 5, 12 and 19
Times:  7 – 9 p.m.
Location:  St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Sedona
Cost:  Donation

Richard Hooper is a graduate of San Francisco State University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.  A former Lutheran pastor and current Interfaith minister, Hooper is the author of five books on the subjects of the historical Jesus, early Christianity, the Gnostic Gospels and comparative religion.  Hooper is founder of Sanctuary Publications and the Sedona Institute for Comparative Religion.

Classes are co-sponsored by The Mustard Seed Venture and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

For more information, call 928.862.0130.

Hope to see you there!


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