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What Is Buddhism 1

by Dharmashalin (2012)

In this introductory talk Dharmashalin emphasises the importance of understanding the principles behind Buddhism. The fact that Buddhism uses principles underlines the crucial importance of personal responsibility - as there are no rules!

The main body of the talk goes through a chapter of the dhammapada, verses on the way. We hear about the need for personal practice, the possibility of deep transformation, something of the nature of reality, how we can change and radical messages that we find challenging - and how to relate to them. However the underlying thread is a message of positivity and empowerment - we can grow and that power is in our hands.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, working retreat 2012.