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    Nineth Annual Reflective Conference on Education to Globalize the Human Mind: Cultivating the Spirit of Love What: Conference 2018 When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 17:30 Where: Renison University College, Uni

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    Nineth Annual Reflective Conference on Education to Globalize the Human Mind: Cultivating the Spirit of Love

  • Conference 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 08:00 to
Renison University College, University of Waterloo, 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario


The theme of the 2018 SHEN is The following are some questions we will explore together:

    What does 'Love' mean to each of us?
  • What do you wish to express by it?
  • Is love a deep feeling of warmth and care arising out of kinship?
  • How do we extend love to a commonality defining "our people"?
  • How do we define "our" people?
  • What does cultivation of love mean?
  • Can we love all existence?
  • How is love different from a "feeling"?
  • How do we "feel" it?
  • Is this insight a matter of faith, belief, feeling, thinking, intellect, logic and reason?

Let us together explore such questions at this conference.

All are welcome!

What does SHEN do?

This section of our website attempts to outline the work of the SHEN network in both local and global domains. It should be kept in mind that what is applies locally is also valid globally and vice versa.

What prevents us fro loving the others? It is our consciousness of our self interest that keeps us apart from the others and acts as a barrier to our spiritual development. We are conscious of our self interest because we perceive a gap between our ambitions and our achievements, between our wants and our reality of what we feel we have on the ground. The perception of this gap exhibits itself as stress in our minds. The greater the perception of this gap between what we want and what we have on the ground, the greater is the degree of stress. Stress therefore is a barrier to being spiritual. The higher the level of stress, the bigger the barrier to our being spiritual and loving of the other. The higher the level of stress, the more the consciousness of our wants and self interest preventing us from loving.

Can we eliminate stress completely from our minds? Perhaps, not. But we can learn to manage it. Therefore, stress management workshops in the community is a major practical community involvement of SHEN besides its academic undertakings such as courses of study, research, publications, seminars, and conferences of spiritual nature. By learning to manage our stress level, we feel fulfilled learning to transcend the wants and desires otherwise perceived as unfulfilled.


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