In this thoughtful, sympathetic talk, “Becoming a Citizen of the Present”, Srivati expounds on the most delicate of tasks in any life – how to live in the present moment. Exploring the subtle aspects of past and present, of memory and expectation, we encounter impermanence as the touchstone of our experience through storytelling (Bahiya of the Bark Garment) and the practice of writing – especially poetry. A lovely set of challenges to become ‘citizens of the present’ and inhabit properly our own potential for change.
Talk given to the Triratna (Western) Buddhist Order National Order Weekend, 2001
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