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'Courageous conversation about race' - Viveka

On Sat, 20 August, 2016 - 21:04
upekshapriya's picture

Revisiting Sangharakshita’s classic talk ‘The Nucleus of a New Society’ from the 1970s, four members of the Triratna Buddhist Order offer bold, challenging, perspectives of what it could be to engage anew with his radical vision of a new kind of society. Through the twin lenses of diversity and climate change, we hear questioning voices and affirming notions of community-based and personal Dharma practice in a suffering world. The invitation to examine our own perspectives and biases is both essential and potentially liberating, opening…

Viveka encourages a courageous conversation to he had about race in the Movement.

The second of four talks given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Combined International Convention on 18 August 2016 at Wymondham College

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marysalome's picture

Thank you for posting this talk. I appreciated the combination of unflinching clarity and kindness toward self and others in the approach to this topic. I also appreciated the Buddhist phrasing of “one of us is chained, none of us are free” in the conclusion.