Is there an inner attitude we can adopt that will naturally lead to the creation of Sangha? Satyadhara poses this question - and addresses it - in his talk on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention. He shares his personal experience of being in a small Sangha near Frankfurt in Germany, and draws upon Asangha’s Yogacharabhumi to explore the conditions necessary for building Sangha.
In this talk, Satyakirti explores a set of ways through which we can work with fear in our practice, particularly through love and friendship. Using the Angulimala Sutta as an example, he explains how even the greatest fears can be overcome, and how a Buddha is entirely free from fear.
What can Buddhism offer the world today? What does it mean to live a Buddhist life? Gather with young people from around the world for four intergenerational conversations and a chance to meet others aged 30 and under through discussion groups.
10-11.30am UK& Ire / 11-12.30 Europe / 14.30-16.00 India / 19.00-20.30 Eastern Australia
How do we make the most of this period of lockdown as a time to develop without getting pressured about it? Join other 18-30s at this informal conversation to share your experiences and connect with others from around the world.
No need to RSVP – just show up with your favourite hot drink (appropriate to your time zone)!
What does friendship look like now? I’m Prajnaketu and I’ve been back in the UK for seven weeks, after travelling in India, and apart from my girlfriend (who I live with) in all that time I’ve seen just one of my friends in person. I’m sure this is a familiar situation to many of us.
So how are you finding this? What does it mean for us to say ‘I’ll be there for you’ when ‘there’ means more like ‘over there’...
Many of us feel like we are living in uncertain and fast-moving times. Separation and polarization seem to be the trend rather than coming-together and unity. The future looks more and more insecure. Yet, the Buddha taught that this has always been the case.
We as young Buddhist practitioners are curious to find out what perspective the Buddha’s teaching has on our world today.
Join us here in Berlin for the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention, where we come together to create community, practice...