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Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Memories of a Former Sri Chinmoy Devotee

Saturday 8th April 2.00pm  
Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown Bournemouth BH9 1TW
Former Sri Chinmoy Devotee Alice Herron spent 27 years as the devotee of the Indian guru, Sri Chinmoy. She will describe how as an idealistic young woman she joined a meditation group, and how this group grew and changed over the subsequent years. She will also cover Chinmoy’s life as he travelled the world gaining new disciples, meeting the rich and famous, and building a worldwide spiritual empire.

Explaining why she eventually left, this presentation is an insider view of life in a Hindu-based religion in the later part of the 20th century. Alice will highlight both the positive and negative aspects of such groups.

Alice Herron is a retired business studies lecturer. After leaving the Sri Chinmoy group she studied for an MA in Psychology of Religion at Heythrop College, University of London. In 2007 her master's dissertation was titled, 'Psychological Factors in the Emergence of New Religious Movements'. She is currently a psychology PhD candidate at the University of Surrey, researching atheists who claim to have had some kind of mystical-type experience.  She aims to complete her PhD in 2018.

“Join us for a fascinating insider’s view of life in a new religious movement”

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!
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