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Copy editor Simone Delochan reports on Archbishop Jason Gordon’s presentation at the November 1 International Veda Conference at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre.

How does one begin to build a civilisation of love? The premise of Archbishop Jason Gordon’s 20-minute presentation at the Veda International Conference rested in contemplative practice and the natural self-emptying that occurs with the discipline.

Referencing Aldous Huxley’s 1944 essay in Vedanta in the West, Archbishop Gordon prefaced his discussion with three points of convergence in major religious traditions: the mystical tradition of prayer; the ethical tradition lived through the golden rule (variations on “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”); and the sense of obligation to help the less fortunate.

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