Mokshini talks about how we can tie our precepts to our everyday actions. How do we practise the precepts as consumers? As she pointed out, every purchase we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.
Vaddhaka inspires Triratna Buddhists to learn more about economics and challenge the Neo-liberal economists’ notion that individual greed will lead to everyone benefiting. He encourages us to embrace Sangharakshita’s vision of a New Society as an alternative way of being for the world. Hear some responses to the talk.
Vajragupta’s keynote talk form the first full day of the retreat.
Inspired by Sangharakshita’s poem “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engaged with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.