With the world now in a time of great upheaval, after the virus and as global warming kicks in, we are in dire need of practices that help us create a new normal. Ones that not only enrich our own lives and well-being but also give us the skills to help this beautiful planet and all its diverse beings.
The ancient wisdom of Buddhism that has been taught for millennia has never been so relevant or so needed. We will explore how Buddhist practices can help us create a better world from these challenging and uncertain times.
We will focus on four of the six perfections of a bodhisattva, a being working only for the welfare of others, investigating how they apply to our own lives:
We will divide the eight weeks into two weeks for each practice. The first focusing on what Tibetan Buddhism teaches us about each of the practices, led by Kay and Gordon. The second focusing on the teachings from earlier Buddhist teachings the foundations of which inform today’s mindfulness and secular practices, led by Ros and Paul. They will investigate them from slightly different perspectives and looking at what the practices can offer any of us today, Buddhist or not.