Easthampton, MA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
Matthew Flickstein, author and former monk in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, will be giving a presentation on his spiritual documentary, "With One Voice: The Meeting Point of all Spiritual Traditions". The film aims to reveal the common goal of all spiritual paths, and will feature interviews with recognized spiritual leaders from different traditions including Buddhism, Christianity, Sufism, Quaker, African Shamanism, and Judaism. Teachers will share their personal journeys and their understanding of how to achieve world peace. They include Joseph Goldstein, Joan Halifax Roshi, Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, Sadhguru Vasudev, Father Thomas Keating and Mingyur Rinpoche.
Mr. Flickstein's presentation will include a talk on "The Seven Concentric Circles of Spiritual Development". He will offer a dynamic model that describes the stages of spiritual development common to all spiritual paths, which lead to the same place--wisdom and clarity of mind, open heart, and awareness of unity and non-duality.
Mr. Flickstein has been practicing and teaching insight meditation for over thirty-two years, and has studied with teachers from many spiritual traditions. In 1982, he co-founded the Bhavana Society Monastic and Meditation Center in West Virginia with Bhante Gunaratana, a Buddhist monk.
Mr. Flickstein is the author of three books published by Wisdom Publications: Journey to the Center; Swallowing the River Ganges; and The Meditator's Atlas: A Roadmap to the Inner World. He travels internationally, leading meditation retreats and teacher training programs. Learn more about Mr. Flickstein at http://www.forestway.org. Learn more about "With One Voice" at http://www.WithOneVoiceDocumentary.org.
This event is a benefit to support the production and distribution of "With One Voice" and advance the cause of world peace. It will be held on March 26 from 7-9pm at the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA. This facility is handicapped-accessible. No incense is used. Tax-deductible donations of any amount are welcome. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Serving Western Massachusetts, the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley is a non-residential Buddhist retreat center in the Theravada tradition. Our mission is to share the Buddha's teaching of liberation from suffering with all those who want to sustain and deepen their practice. Learn more at http://www.insightpv.org.