The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Brisbane Lodge

Marco Polo’s Zayton

Public lecture, 6.30 - 7.30 am, 18 August 2021.

Featured Speaker:Min Chen
Venue:Brisbane Lodge

Have you ever imagined going on a voyage with marco polo?

About the Presentation

Have you ever imagined going on a voyage with Marco Polo and exploring the land under Kublai Khan’s reign, where Chinese, Persians, Arabs, Indians, Africans and Europeans intermingled?

Globalisation is not just a phenomenon of today’s world. The trade route in the ancient world was just as busy, with treasure ships loaded with tea, silk, chinaware, spices, and people of various faiths. Cultures and religions travel between the east and the west, along with goods. Come and explore the largest port of the world at the time of Marco Polo and Ibn Batutta, the museum of world religions, the city of light, in the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road.

About the Presenter

As a seeker of truth, Min had pondered upon big questions about life and the world since she was young. She searched for answers in philosophy, religion, spiritual practice, poetry, and art. It was this spiritual journey that led her to the Theosophical Society. Her academic background includes MA with Honours in Applied Linguistics, MA in Literature as well as Graduate Diploma in Translation & Interpreting. She also has a keen interest in history, especially that of the Silk Road.

Since 2006, Min has presented lectures at the TS Brisbane Lodge, covering topics such as Confucianism, Buddhism, the impact of translation on the spread of religion, as well as religious syncretism, poetry and spirituality. Min is currently working as a translator, an interpreter, and a teacher. She is also an active member of TS and TOS.

Covid-safe Event

Please follow Government and Health directives such as signing in with the QR code upon arrival, using the hand sanitiser provided and maintaining good hygiene and social distancing throughout the night. Masks are to be worn at all times and while we love a good turnout to events at BTS, please remember that if you have any cold/flu/Covid symptoms, we much prefer to see you again when you're well.


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