Strong, inspirational medicine about how we as Buddhists can contribute to peace in the world, and how we can respond to war and violence in a helpful way through our practice. In this talk, Vimalamani shares her personal reflections and experiences in relation to the painful situation in Israel and Palestine. This talk was given as part of a Friday night meditation, storytelling, and puja night at the LBC in January 2024.
In this introductory talk, Satyadasa introduces the three marks or characteristics of conditioned existence - the three lakshanas. Setting the context for the discussion, Satyadasa talks about spiritual practice, defined as the practice of basic human values such as love, peace, right conduct, truth, and non-violence. He emphasizes the importance of understanding and disciplining the mind, and encourages viewers to reflect on the purpose of spiritual practice, illustrating the significance of these values through examples from daily life.