By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 12:03
Vaddhaka inspires Triratna Buddhists to learn more about economics and challenge the Neo-liberal economists’ notion that individual greed will lead to everyone benefiting. He encourages us to embrace Sangharakshita’s vision of a New Society as an alternative way of being for the world. Hear some responses to the talk.
By Candradasa on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 02:09Well, what a full day that was - day 3 of the retreat and finally the broadband gods allowed us to upload a talk! :) As with all the highlights below, you can + follow along with the wonderful Triratna sangha event over on its own dedicated space…
In the second of our puja evenings Vidyatara led a Dhammapada Puja with a two part Shakyamuni mantra and the Indian Shakyamuni mantra. Here they are, along with the shrine salutation and the Refuges and Precepts.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 01:25
Vajragupta’s keynote talk form the first full day of the retreat.
Inspired by Sangharakshita’s poem “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engaged with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.
By Munisha on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 22:54There’s a choice of workshops each afternoon. Since there’s a huge range of experience among us here, they range from introductory talks on Buddhism and meditation all the way to in-depth study of teachings by Atisha.
Vajradaka is running a series of meditation workshops. Yesterday he concentrated on the need for commitment to notice and change our unhelpful habits. “Where will I be in 10 years’ time if I leave this tendency unchecked?” is a good question to ask...