Working together for a better world...
Although he adopted the life of a renunciant who stood outside all social institutions, the Buddha was deeply involved in the social fabric of his time. Using Early Buddhist Texts, this session will explore teachings and practices of the Buddha and monks and nuns to highlight the spiritual, psychological, and economic well-being of people. The session will show that the Buddha focussed more on the responsibilities that a person has towards the Sangha (Wider Community). The Buddha stressed that we live in an integrated and inter-connected world..
Time: 25th February 2.00-4.00
Place: online by Zoom
Cost: £15 (carries 2hrs credit for students registered on Ten Directions training in ecotherapy)
Booking: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don de Silva is an environmentalist, journalist, author, Buddhist Chaplain, and trainer. He worked as a senior official with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and implemented effective global media campaigns to create awareness about sustainable development and has participated in creating new forms of environmental diplomacy. A certified mindfulness trainer, he focusses on the Buddhist foundations of mindfulness, particularly its relevance to sustainable living. Presently a university mentor, he has worked in chaplaincy, delivering sessions on areas, such as mindfulness and confidence building, reducing stress and anxiety, mindful learning and speaking. Through the Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum, he has delivered sessions on faith, environment and justice; responding to climate change and COVID 19; and Buddhism and Action.
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