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Jul 30, 2020

Siladevi reflects on an aspect of Buddhism that is often played down, but is nonetheless an organic part of Buddhism – that of working together with others to effect change in the world.

From the talk The Ideal Society and the Ideal Individual given at Manchester Buddhist Centre during a day in commemoration of the...

Jul 27, 2020

The Buddha's lone voice of sanity once prevented a war. Modern warfare is on a far larger scale, and could involve nuclear weapons. As we are faced with a choice between world peace and eventual disaster, Sangharakshita discusses realistic courses of action for peace activists and others.

Excerpted from the talk...

Jul 23, 2020

Vishvapani gave a series of talks in 2011 to promote his book 'Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One' (Quercus, 2011).

Here we have a glimpse into the Buddha’s ability to dialogue with kindness and curiousity as he radiated a force field of loving kindness in a society full of debate and...

Jul 20, 2020

What if everyone could see the enormity of their potential and be able to grow into that potential? What if those people then created a community... and that community becomes more & more a force for good in the world?

Buddhism teaches us that it is possible to transcend the notion that I exist as a fixed and separate...

Jul 16, 2020

Spreading Our Goodness Into the World

Sunada shares her personal reflections on simple down home ways to be an activist in a world that at times feels like a living nightmare. How do we as Buddhists respond, individually and as a sangha? And how do we keep our sanity? .

Excerpted from the talk Practice During Times of...