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The Consequences of Craving and the Practice of Renunciation

by Saccanama (2020)

Saccanama explores the Second Noble Truth of Tanha - a metaphor for our whole existence as much as just an individual act of craving. He takes a look at the psychology of craving and how we distort the objects of our desire before exploring the collective consequences of our craving for the world we live in. Then, using examples from very early Buddhist texts, he looks at the quality of nekhamma or renunciation, emphasising the importance of creating a positive culture of renunciation amongst us. Finally, is there a positive side to tanha?

This talk is part of the series Challenging Dharma for Challenging Times.