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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is from a talk given by Vijayasri as a follow up to a showing of Sangharakshita’s video on Buddhism, world peace and nuclear war. In Owning Your Shadow Vijayasri explores the concepts of violence and non-violence as aspects of the power mode / love mode relationship, and looks at the Jungian concept of the shadow. We examine the idea that change is possible, but that growth and development requires personal effort, using quotes from Sangharakshita, Jung and President Obama. Vijayasri concludes that one of the ways in which we can change the world is by teaching the Metta Bhavana to as many people as possible.
The full talk, Violence and Non-Violence, was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in 2016 as part of our regular Saturday morning sangha class.