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Mon, 11 Sep | London

Is Marriage Dying?

What is marriage? What purpose does it serve? Is it a sacred rite of passage, or is it a functional practice to build stable societies? What, if anything, can Dharma and classical Hindu civilisation teach us for the 21st century?
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Time & Location

11 Sep 2017, 19:00
London, New Century House, 68-70 Red Lion St, Holborn, London WC1R 4NY, UK

About the Event

How can we translate dharma, which is universal, into current social values?

Marriage is an institution every culture across the world developed. It is an institution that has varied with time, it has taken many different forms and served many different functions. Now, in the 21st century, in Britain, what is marriage? Is the institution of old dying, or is it merely changing? What purpose does it serve? Is it a sacred rite of passage, or is it a functional practice to build stable societies? How do we make sense of marriage in the light of civil partnerships,  a divorce rate of 45%, and fewer people than ever getting married?

Dharma is an ancient concept, rooted in a primordial past, and yet it is supposed to be timeless. Can we translate Dharma in a meaningful way to help us make sense of practical questions such as: Should I get married?Should I be spending so much money on a wedding? What’s the ultimate aim of a marriage?

Come and explore, what marriage ought to be in the light of that nebulous term – Dharma! 

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