Library Talks: A Saint in Our Midst - David Lazzaretti and the Jurisdavidic Community

16 August 2019

Library Talks: A Saint in Our Midst - David Lazzaretti and the Jurisdavidic Community


A Saint in Our Midst - David Lazzaretti and the Jurisdavidic Community

with Prof. Anna Scattigno

Above the valley that Merigar overlooks, clearly visible from each of its structures and particularly striking when viewed through the windows of the Gönpa, is Monte Labro. Perched on its peak, the unmistakable silouhette of the tower of David further embellishes this unique panorama. But what do we know about David Lazzaretti, our "neighboorhood" saint, and about the community that arose around him on that mountain? 

Prof. Anna Scattigno, President of the David Lazzaretti Study Center, will guide us in an exploration of this figure, his biography, his thinking, and his community.

Part of the LIBRARY TALKS initiative. After the good success of 2018, we have expanded Library Talks to "Library Talks and Beyond," a series of itinerant cultural events for knowledge sharing in the Merigar Library and in Arcidosso. 

The complete program:

  • Saturday 27 April, 18:00 - ARCIDOSSO Comune (Town Hall), Sala Consiliare - Fabio Risolo, Rilassamento e presenza nella vita quotidiana. (Relaxation and Presence in Everyday Life)
  • Friday 3 May, 18:00  - ARCIDOSSO Comune (Town Hall), Sala Consiliare - Gino Vitiello, Samsara: Dolore e piacere nella psicologia buddhista (Samsara: Pain and Pleasure in Buddhist Psychology)
  • Thursday 30 May, 18:00 - ARCIDOSSO Castello, Sala Conferenze - Elio GuariscoOltre la mente distratta. (Beyond the Distracted Mind)
  • Saturday 1 June, 18:00  - MERIGAR Library - Steve Landsberg, Discovering Dharma: A Journey to India in the 1960s
  • Saturday 22 June, 19:00 - MERIGAR Library Area - Natanavedica East/West Performing Arts, Artistic Direction: Maresa Moglia, Akasha: Dances and Stories from India
  • Saturday 20 July, 18:00 ARCIDOSSO Castello, Sala Conferenze - Fabian Sanders, I luoghi dell’abbondanza. Viaggio fra le “Terre nascoste” di Europa, India e Tibet. (Places of Abundance: Journey through the "Hidden Lands" of Europe, India, and Tibet)
  • Friday 26 July, 18:00 MERIGAR Library - Iacobella Gaetani, La collana di perle. Introduzione alle poesie di ‘Jam-dbyangs Chos-sgron (The Necklace of Pearls: Introduction to the Poetry of ‘Jam-dbyangs Chos-sgron)
  • Saturday 3 August, 18:00 MERIGAR Library - Lobsang Zatul, Leg-shad, or “Good Sayings,” in Tibetan Tradition
  • Friday 16 August, 18:00 MERIGAR - Anna Scattigno, Il Santo dirimpettaio: Davide Lazzaretti e la comunità giurisdavidica (A Saint in Our Midst: David Lazzaretti and the Jurisdavidic Community)
  • Sunday 18 August, 18:00 MERIGAR Library - Cristiana de Falco, Donne di Saggezza. Yeshe Tsogyal (Women of Wisdom: Yeshe Tsogyal)
  • Friday 6 September, 18:00 ARCIDOSSO Castello, Sala Conferenze - Michael Katz, Dream Yoga and Lucid Dreaming