The second evening of story-telling at the 2019 Triratna International Gathering was hosted by Jayaraja and friends. Featuring a king, courtiers, demons, galloping horses and the great Guru Padmasambhava himself, prepare yourself for an entertaining precis of how Padmasambhava came to Tibet.
“At the heart of our movement is friendship and Sangha and being [at the Triratna International Gathering] is a really strong experience of a positive community. There’s a lot of love and generosity and mutual help…and you can’t do that by email or Facebook…You have to be together and eat together and sit together, be in the shrine room with 340 people and meditate together, chant together to experience the power of Sangha and mutual appreciation and love.”
A great conversation between two friends who are also members of the College of Public Preceptors, exploring Punyamala’s experiences around having children in the context of her Buddhist life within the FWBO and Triratna.
How do we lead rich and meaningful spiritual lives in the context of parenting? In this short video, Sara Burns (Karunagita) talks about the opportunities and challenges of being a parent from a Buddhist perspective.
Sara attended the Buddhafields Family Friendly Retreat again in 2013 to give a talk on parenting and share her experiences as the parent of two older teenagers, reflecting back on the road she has travelled thus far.
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Kamalanandi explores the Fourth Precept in relation to being a Buddhist Parent (with some occasional loud background noise from windy weather outside the tent). This talk was given on a Buddhist Family Retreat with Sheffield Buddhist Centre.