Question to the Dalai Lama: What is the most important meditation we can do?
The most important meditation that we can do now, he said, is critical thinking followed by action, discern what your world is, know the scenario of this human drama, and then figure out where your talents might fit in to make a better world.
What I love about Singharshri’s talk is that she openly and boldly states her disagreement with Bhante Sagharakshita’s earlier views on women (which have since changed). This is a healthy community–one in which the members are free to disagree with one another, and even to openly disagree with their teacher. It’s that kind of freedom and openness that I am looking for.
Taravandana – Bringing Out the Best in Us – Friendship in the Spiritual Life
At this same conference, Taravandana gives a workshop on friendship (a talk with pauses for discusssion) for International Women’s Day 2015 at the Manchester Buddhist Centre.