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Make Room For Fun (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 21)

On Wed, 29 April, 2020 - 00:07
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Pleasure is a thing that also needs accomplishing…

from The Word by Tony Hoagland

Today’s episode of the Dharma Toolkit asks a collection of fabulous guests how we can meet the deep and urgently serious aspects of life and of the current times without jettisoning a similarly vital human sense of fun, pleasure, play, spontaneity, creativity – even joy. 

From painting with a beautiful thrash metal soundtrack on as ecstatic backdrop, to re-watching favourite TV shows, to going for a walk in familiar places alive to beauties in new ways. All this plus evocations of online ukulele lessons, New Orleans street bands and “the laughter of the unchained mind”. 

We hope the delight of conversation amongst friends old and new lightens your day…

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What a beautiful gift, - as soon as I saw the word ‘fun’, I thought ‘yes’!   …Maybe the thirst to make the most of the lockdown, and to meditate, do more practice and be a ‘good’ Buddhist had been quenched for now?

..I really enjoyed listening to this chat, it liberated a part of me, who loves her music, tv, arts and poetry.And just to hear a lovely light chat was a blessing.A sharing of mudita and the tinkling of true friendship!Am also loving the “radically unchained” analogy for this lockdown. Nice job, and many thanks -can we do it again please?

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Loving these conversations with Triratna friends from all over the world….a truly global Sangha beamed into my little space here in Glasgow,lol. Live long and prosper! Diane🌈