Triratna Young Buddhists

make a difference - a conversation

On Wed, 29 April, 2020 - 11:00
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Prajnaketu

I’m Prajnaketu and I’m in a field (…slightly getting bitten) but this Sunday I’d like to invite you to join me and other young Buddhists from around the world at the Sunday conversation.

This is a great way to connect with other young Buddhists (18-30) from around the world and to enter into deeper discussion on topics that matter to you at the moment.

The format is normally a bit of meditation, then I kick-start a conversation, but the majority of the event takes place in small groups of people from lots of different countries, talking about the topic of the moment.

These are really satisfying conversations – they can be very fruitful, both as a way of sharing our experiences and also making friends with people we’d probably never meet otherwise.

The theme for this Sunday’s conversation is ‘how do we make a difference at this time?’. I’m struck by the tension I experience in myself between, on the one hand, seeing the importance of the lockdown, of keeping my distance from other people, but also really wanting to be of help in my local community. So far the way that’s manifested has been by me being generally positive and friendly and occasionally helping people with their shopping. But part of me longs to be of more benefit to those people around me. I’m sure I’m not the only one experiencing this tension.

If that’s something that interests you, come along to the Sunday conversation, join us, have a chance to share your experiences and see what emerges – I’ve been delighted in the conversations we’ve had so far and how something seems to arise when young people gather to talk on a Sunday morning (ok, Sunday morning UK time!).

This Sunday (3rd of April) via Zoom

No need to RSVP – just show up with your favourite hot drink (appropriate to your time zone) 10.00-11.30am UK & Ire / 11.00-12.30 Central Europe / 19.00-20.30 East Australia

987 7407 5642

password: conversation

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