This is part of an online event for people thinking of asking for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.
What are our next steps in this potent time, where the unconscious becomes conscious and we question where we are headed individually and collectively? What part does the Tiratana Buddhist Order play in a new post-lockdown world? Why have an Order at all? How can committing to the Order help us to deepen our Dharma practice and help the world? Vajratara explores all...
At present we are not able to run our residential retreats, but we have been providing online study weeks, Prostration Practice in the afternoons, as well as continuing personal communication with people.
We are doing all of this on a dana basis, at the same as loosing much of our regular income from retreat payments. We still have our overheads to cover and a full team to support.
Vajratara has been on the move! She arrived in Sheffield after the referendum in the UK about leaving the EU, a time of political turmoil. How can we have a Buddhist response to political change, particularly the rise of ‘ugly’ nationalism and hate crimes? Does Ksanti mean doing nothing, or can it lead to more creative action?