An Evening with Robert Wright (Sep 13)

The Puget Sound Zen Center presents author Robert Wright reading from his new bestselling book, ‘Why Buddhism is True.’

Robert Wright has long pondered one of the more unsettling facts about the human mind: it was designed by natural selection to do one thing and one thing only: get genes into the next generation. For that reason, the kinds of thoughts, feelings, and perceptions that guide us through life don’t necessarily produce a true view of reality—and often produce a distorted one.

Wright shows us a way out of this trap with his new book, “Why Buddhism is True”, that Publishers Weekly calls “joyful and insightful”, and “both entertaining and informative.” This event will include Wright talking about the book, engaging in a discussion with the audience, and signing copies of the book, which will be available for purchase at the event.

Robert Wright is the New York Times bestselling author of The Evolution of God, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Nonzero; The Moral Animal; and Three Scientists and Their Gods, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at Princeton, and has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time, Slate, and The New Republic.

The event is at the Puget Sound Zen Center, 7pm Wednesday, September 13, at the Havurah, 15401 Westside Highway. All are welcome.