“For me, just being with other young people… actually this is really important… there’s an energy, there’s a natural friendship, there’s a speaking the Dharma in our own language, in our own time, with our own metaphors, about the life decisions we are currently trying to make” - Singhamati, 2015.
Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, gave the keynote talk at the 2018 ‘Big One’, which was on the theme of ‘Seek Truth, Release Life’. His talk was entitled ‘A Religious Life’.
In this conversation with Sadayasihi in the Beams on the last morning of the ‘Big One’ he talks about the significance for him of giving this talk as well as delving into his choice of the word ‘religious’ and how he has benefitted from taking part in a...
This year Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, gave the keynote talk on the Big One on the theme of ’Seek truth, release life’. In it he explores the Buddha’s Noble Quest and how we might follow his example by using the metaphor of leaving the palace so that we can go beyond into a truly ‘religious’ life. Here is Prajnaketu kicking his talk off - the full talk will follow soon!
Prajnaketu talks to Mike and Kusaladevi about their experiences of leading a Karuna appeal, the support they give to participants, and what the ‘ideal fundraiser’ looks like. Also there’s some info on how to apply to do an appeal and what to expect. Check out www.appeals.karuna.org for more!
Vajragupta and Prajnaketu in conversation on Karuna appeals as a unique context for Dharma practice - sitting in the gap, getting immediate feedback door-to-door, moving towards difficulties, getting ourselves out of the way to make something beyond us possible…
With Caroline at the end of week three of the summer Karuna appeal - featuring Caroline’s honest feedback on my fundraising and some fox sightings. Find out more about Karuna at www.facebook.com/karuna.org and join the Karuna Fundraisers group for info on future opportunities to take part in an appeal like this one!