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Why I want to be a loser
Sep
19
7:15 PM19:15

Why I want to be a loser

From Invercargill in the deep south, Leon Frampton will speak to us by Zoom on the gains and losses we can expect from meditation practice. Examining and gently discarding the once useful but maladaptive behaviours and beliefs of our past with the help of an open practice, he believes, allows different people to speak to us in the various stages of our lives and practice.

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Going beyond allegory – understanding the Buddha’s metaphors
Aug
15
7:15 PM19:15

Going beyond allegory – understanding the Buddha’s metaphors

In his discourses, Gotama used a huge number of analogies and similes, and they’ve been used in the various Buddhist traditions to illustrate the teachings. Zooming in from Southampton in the UK, Jim Champion will speak to us on ways we can interpret these metaphors that are closer to our lived experience.

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The teacher on my left shoulder
Jul
19
7:15 PM19:15

The teacher on my left shoulder

As a child, writes Anna Markey, I managed to construct my own practise by fostering confidence, curiosity and kindness through having an image of a hidden, secret teacher. Whatever happened to me, I felt, was being given as a lesson – no need to be regretful, just courageous. Over the years, the legacy of this image has held me in good stead so now I encourage others to be their own teacher.

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The Politics of Decency
Apr
27
12:30 PM12:30

The Politics of Decency

The tide of xenophobia, misogyny, prejudice and callousness towards ‘the Other’ is rising. This is the politics of indecency, so how do we create a sea wall that will turn it back? Winton Higgins will speak on how we respond forcefully with a politics of decency. What sort of communities and civil society do we want to build? How can we flourish as humans, living in harmony with each other and with nature?
 

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