Drawing upon the myths in the life of the Buddha Satyapara explores the role the body plays when we take up Buddhist practice. She describes the Buddha as a child under a rose apple tree being deeply in touch with his surrounding and when calling upon the earth he gains confidence in his practice and overcomes his doubts. With this stories Satyapara invites us to trust our body. Given in Cambridge in the Young Peoples Evening.
Prajnaketu leads the Ghent sangha through an experience of ‘flow’ and describes how Buddhism offers a systematic path to ever more satisfying and absorbing mental states, taking the mind beyond the limitations of contemporary psychology and articulating a response to evil in the world. Given on the 22nd of March.
Questions and answers with the Essen Young Buddhists on what’s happening in the Oxford Sangha now; simplicity vs activity; being a Buddhist in the world… and German engineering. With a German translation from Rainer Pretz.
Prajnaketu talks about his experiences of starting a Sangha in Oxford and links it to the principles of generosity, kindly speech, beneficial activity and exemplification: Buddhist qualities that can literally change the world. Given at the Essen Young Buddhists Night and with a German translation by Rainer Pretz.
Great to see those of you who came to the young women’s retreat at Tiratanaloka. I was left feeling that the future of the Order is in good hands. Here is the talk I gave about the state of the world: refugees, Jeremy Corbyn, money, power, the environment, and what the Buddhist response is. I think we are on the brink of something quite new, and Buddhism has an important role to play…