Croydon Buddhist Centre
Buddhism and Politics - Talk 3On Thu, 22 July, 2021 - 00:00
Free Buddhist Audio
In this third and final talk for Buddhist Action Month 2021, Vajragupta takes the Quakers' involvement in the 19th-century anti-slavery movement as a case study of what happens when spiritual communities get involved in political issues. He highlights the potential power of a small community inspired by ethics, but is also realistic about the challenges and dilemmas that political issues will bring into a spiritual community. Vajragupta then explores the principle and practice of "consensus" - the way by which spiritual communities make decisions, before rounding up by highlighting Triratna's Indian movement as successfully combining the transformation of self and world.