Description of this workshop
How do we change the world?
Where will the energy come from? Both the external energy to fuel our material needs, but also the internal energy to make the changes happen.
Some say that to change the world you need to get angry. It’s true that anger has some energy behind it, but if we want to be truly radical, and change what we perceive as the faulty norms of society, then we need to develop a mind of compassion. The compassion explained by Buddha – compassion for all living beings – is an inexhaustible source of positive energy.
To change the external world in a positive direction, we need to change our internal world by developing universal compassion based on wisdom. This is how to be truly radical and effective, whatever our field of activity. In this workshop, we will explore how to develop this powerful compassion through teaching, discussion and meditation.
(The topic of this class is related to the Nordic National Festival weekend coming up from March 17-19 in Stockholm “The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness”)
About this workshop
Everyone is welcome to join our Saturday morning workshops. No previous experience of meditation is needed, nor is any special clothing required. Most people sit on chairs, though meditation cushions are provided for those that wish to use them.
The workshops are presented in easy-to-understand English and are attended by people with a great variety of backgrounds and cultures. As the workshop takes place in a buddhist meditation centre, it will start with a short buddhist prayer.
Each workshop consists of two teaching sessions with meditations, and a light brunch is served between them.