AuthorsLive is excited to welcome author Lady Mohini Kent Noon "virtually" to Greenwich Library on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm. Lady Noon is the author of Nagarjuna: The Second Buddha,
a distinctive book with rare artworks that brings together the distilled essence of the visionary Buddhist teacher Nagarjuna's timeless wisdom as also captures the legends associated with his life.
Noon was interviewed by Greenwich resident, Christine Kim.
This interview is presented by Greenwich Library, India Cultural Center, and Archana Makam.
Nagarjuna's most famous work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, or the Middle Way, is the path in-between extremes. His Ratnamala is a guide to ethical conduct leading to personal happiness. He greatly added to the understanding of the Buddha's fundamental teachings of emptiness and impermanence, earning him the sobriquet of The Second Buddha.
Colorful fables surround his life and death. He is said to have recovered the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) Sutra from the Naga (cobra) King. They say his mastery over magic, meditation, and alchemy was such that he was invited to teach them in their underwater kingdom in exchange for the sutras.
Mohini Kent (Lady Noon) was born in India and arrived in the UK at the age of twenty-one. After studying psychology, graphic design, and film production, she became an author, journalist, film-maker and charity worker. She has written for India Today, The Times of India, The Tablet, and BBC Radio; her directorial roles include The Ramayana and Curry Tiffin, with Ben Kingsley. She lives in London.
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