Posted by Candradasa

Violence and Emptiness (re-posted)

June 18th, 2007

Please note, this is a re-posting of the previous podcast. If you’ve already downloaded it, please delete the previous file and use this one instead! The previous version has half missing… Sorry!

A short but sweet talk from San Francisco’s very own Suvarnaprabha, in which she explores the Buddhist vision of compassion through her own experience of meditation and contact with inmates within the U.S. prison system. Moving stuff.

Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2005


01 Survanaprabha – poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca; a personal interest in violence

02 Violence as resistance in meditation; compassion as not resisting experience

03 Prisoners talking about self-perpetuating violence

04 The vastness of compassion; the difficulty of talking about shunyata and compassion

05 An anecdote about selflessness; quote from Shunryu Suzuki

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