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ethics for new millennium


Tuesdays, April 4 - 25
7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Fee: $90
Ani Palmo Rybicki, Instructor

In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as the Dalai Lama, to give us hope. Regardless of the violence and cynicism we see on television and read about in the news, there is an argument to be made for basic human goodness. The number of people who spend their lives engaged in violence and dishonesty is tiny compared to the vast majority who would wish others only well. According to the Dalai Lama, our survival has depended on and will continue to depend on our basic goodness.

Ethics for the New Millennium presents a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual, irrespective of religious belief. Though the Dalai Lama is himself a practicing Buddhist, his approach to life and the moral compass that guides him can lead each and every one of us—Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, or atheist—to a happier, more fulfilling life.

-From the cover

Join us in a thoughtful reading and discussion of this text, led by Buddhist nun and native Clevelander Ani Palmo Rybicki.

Text: Ethics for the New Millennium, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 

You can purchase the books online at and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to River’s Edge. You can also borrow them from the Cleveland Public Library, which has all of them in stock.

Please read Chapter 1, “Modern Society and the Quest for Human Happiness” and Chapter 3, “Dependent Origination and the Nature of Reality”, in advance of the first class.

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