A second overview of socially engaged Buddhism is offered, through vignettes and stories of engaged practices, a discussion of some of the challenges of connecting inner and outer transformation, and a sense of the great creative possibilities of such an approach. With Q&A.
For many Western Buddhists, it is challenging and often confusing to know how to work with views, theories (whether spiritual or social) and the judgmental mind. We explore the nature of views and judgements and how to practice with them, especially in the context of service and social action.
We look at several ways to practice when strong, difficult emotions and thoughts are present. 1) Finding antidotes - ways to get unstuck if we are stuck; 2) mindfulness using various tools; and 3) wisdom.