David Brahinsky, besides being a popular local singer, songwriter, storyteller and long time PCYH friend, is a professor of philosophy and comparative religion at Bucks County Community College and has been offering lectures on a variety of topics outside of the academic community. A number of years ago he gave a talk at PCYH on his book “Reich and Gurdjieff” and this year will give one on the “Sufi Jewish Spiritual Existentialism of Martin Buber.” David has been teaching Buber”s form of Existentialist philosophy for 40 years as well as the philosophy of the Sufis and sees a special relationship between them in terms of their understanding of what it means to Be and to be a human being which he will bring out in the talk. The talk will last approximately 40 minutes leaving time for Q and A following the talk.
Martin Buber’s philosophy takes us into the deepest levels of spirituality. It moves us to where Taoism, Zen, Jnana Yoga, The Gurdjieff Work, Esoteric Christianity, Sufism and, of course, the Baal Shem Tov (from whom he received his greatest inspiration) moves us. And yet, like every instance or form of such inspiration, it does so in a unique and profoundly interesting way. I hope you can attend.