By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 15:53
Should Buddhist sanghas and Buddhist Centres get involved in politics or remain politically neutral? When political debate can be so fractious and polarised, how can Buddhists make a helpful contribution?
In this ambitious and challenging series, Vajragupta asks us to reflect on our political views and conditioning, so as to come to a deeper appreciation of what a Buddhist perspective might be.
Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Vimalasara: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond
A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.
Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Vimalasara’s (Valerie Mason-John) collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.
Learning to grow my own food has led to a big shift in consciousness – from the detachment of living exclusively on restaurant-served or shop-bought produce to the grounding intimacy of eating home-grown fruit and veg – and helped me greatly on the path toward veganism.
In 2015 I got involved in a community garden in inner city Dublin, not far from the Dublin Buddhist Centre (DBC). At the time I was living in a first floor flat with no outside...
Dharma Day is our yearly celebration of the Buddha’s first communication of the way to Enlightenment. The moment that his first teachings hit their mark, the great wheel of the Dharma was set in motion. Today, each time we hear and understand the Buddha’s teachings, that same wheel continues to turn.
With meditation, teaching, reflection and ritual, we’ll spend the day exploring together what it truly means to practice the Dharma, and how our actions can keep...