Interdependence Day, 2013

by Peter Carlson on July 4, 2013

During this talk, Kitty explored the complexity of relationships that are inherent to reality and to human experience.  Since this talk occurred on the eve of American Independence Day, Kitty commented upon how dependent the colonists in rebellion were to the influence of France, Spain and the Netherlands during the American Revolution.  She pointed out how complex our food chain is, and how interrelated the transportation systems are, including the raw materials, manufacture and distribution of cars, highways and so on.  This complexity was related to the Buddhist concept of dependent origination in terms of how we experience life, and how our notion of isolation is a misperception, because we require human interactions from birth through life.  This was followed by discussion and dialogue.

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