A talk followed by Questions and Answers. Buddhist parents from many parts of Great Britain packed the London Buddhist Arts Centre in April 1994 to hear Sangharakshita present, in an informal talk, fifteen points for "Buddhists who are also parents".
Mallika, who chaired the talk, described it as "wise, practical and profound."
Sangharakshita then spent a further 100 minutes answering questions from parents who are working to apply Buddhist principles to their relationships with children and family situations.
For his first public talk for over four years, Sangharakshita visited the London Buddhist Centre on Saturday 14th October 2006.
He talked about his personal memories of Dr Ambedkar, the plight of the Dalits in India, and the mass conversion of these so called 'Untouchables' to Buddhism exactly 50 years earlier, in 1956, led by Dr Ambedkar.
He reflected on how this work has continued since Dr Ambedkar’s death that year.
This talk was given at the Aryaloka Retreat Centre (New Hampshire, USA) in May 1993 and includes poems written both during his early days in India and more recently.
Poems featured in this video: Village India, The Bodhisattva’s Reply, Messengers from Tibet, Meditation, The Unseen Flower, Before an Image of the Buddha, The Conquest of Mara, To the Recumbant Buddha, The Wheel of the Dharma, The White Calf, Tuscany 1983, Padmaloka, “In the Woods are many more”, The Quest, The Buddha, The Birthplace of Compassion, Lines to Jayapushpa on her return to Malaysia.
At the Vajrapani Institute in California Sangharakshita treated the Bay Area FWBO sangha to a selection of his poems written almost 50 years ago. Moving, amusing, satirical - these poems and his linking commentary are an opportunity to enjoy his clarity and compassion in an accessible manner complimentary to his more directly “Buddhist” work.
Poems included in this video: Meditation, Advent, Secret Wings, The Lotus of Compassion, Messengers of Tibet, Life is King, The Stricken Giant, St. Francis and the Birds, The Conquest of Mara, Buffuloes being Driven to Market, Greenstone, Tibetan Refugee, Haiku.
At the London Buddhist Arts Centre Sangharakshita vividly evokes the life of the Buddha through his own poetry and beautifully read extracts from Sir Edwin Arnold’s “The Light of Asia”. He also recounts Arnold’s life and importance to Buddhism in the West.
Poems featured in this video: Light of Asia(extracts), Before an image of the Buddha, The Quest, The Pioneer, The Conquest of Mara, The Tree of Wisdom, The Birthplace of Compassion, The Parable of the Plough, To the Recumbant Buddha, The Buddha.