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Buddhism and activism

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n these turbulent times it is important to understand how effective social action and the Buddhist practices of wise speech, embodied awareness and right action complement one another. Virtuous conduct, sīla, depends upon a Buddhist practitioner's ability to comprehend and enact right view: impermanence, not-self and the causes of suffering and non-suffering. This talk clarifies how to hold the precepts while boldly, fearlessly engaging in social action.

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n these turbulent times it is important to understand how effective social action and the Buddhist practices of wise speech, embodied awareness and right action complement one another. Virtuous conduct, sīla, depends upon a Buddhist practitioner's ability to comprehend and enact right view: impermanence, not-self and the causes of suffering and non-suffering. This talk clarifies how to hold the precepts while boldly, fearlessly engaging in social action.

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Listen to a dharma talk I gave at Marin Sangha on November 27, 2016. The continuing collective distress since the American Presidential election, makes it even more critical for Buddhist practitioners to understand how effective social action and the Buddhist practices of wise speech, embodied awareness and right action compliment one another beautifully. Virtuous conduct, sīla, depends upon a Buddhist practitioner's ability to comprehend and enact right view: impermanence, not-self and the causes of suffering and non-suffering. This talk clarifies how to hold the precepts and boldly, fearlessly engage in social action.

Nov 28 2016

45mins

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