Working together for a better world...
As in the present day, conflicts, disputes, schisms were also rife during the time of the Buddha. The political landscape was dominated by ambitious kings, who embarked on ferocious campaigns to expand their power. Spiritual communities of the time were not immune to conflict. Religious leaders sought to defeat their rivals and swell the ranks of their followers. The Buddha devoted a considerable amount of time resolving conflicts and schisms within his order. Based on Early Buddhist Texts, this session will explore the preventive and curative ways used by the Buddha to resolve conflicts and bring peace and harmony.
Time: 26th January 2.00-4.00
Place: online by Zoom
Cost: £15/donation (depending on whether you are taking this for 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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