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…
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Talk given at BigFutureBuddhaNow, the 7th annual BIG Young Buddhists weekend.
What is it to have a Big Future, how do prevailing cultural values influence us and our engagement with the Dharma? One answer is to engage as wholeheartedly as we are able to with building Sangha and sharing our lives with others. If we are less self preoccupied and more concerned about others we will find personal happiness and be a force for good in the world.
Given on a Young Womens’ Weekend retreat this talk explores Sangharakshita’s aphorism ‘Awareness is Revolutionary’. Exploring the revolution that greater awareness can bring to our lives:greater freedom, perspective and choice!