Sunday, October 08, 2006

BPF Gathering for Discussion November 19

Exploring the BPF Mandala of Socially Engaged Buddhism

Sunday, November 19
2:30 pm -4:30 pm
Belmont Library

We will explore internally and with each other the meaning we find in BPF's Mandala of Socially Engaged Buddhism. How can each of us make it our own? How can this exploration of the mandala inform our lives?

The mandala can be found here.

All are welcome to attend BPF Portland's bimonthly public gathering for discussion.

1 comment:

BPF Portland said...

There were 4 of us who attended this discussion on the Mandala for Engaged Buddhism. Brook, a frequent visitor to Portland from Eugene, joined Bud, Aaron, and me.

After checking in and getting to know each other a little, we talked about the mandala a little. Some of us preferred a different word than "warrior". Along with some quiet reflection, we then created our own mandala: how we see the aspects of the mandala, or a different configuration of the mandala, in our individual lives. Since we were a small group, we had the time for each to share with the others what our mandala meant to us.

One person felt his life/mandala revealed "Beneficial Alternatives" ...choosing ways to live in the world that leave a smaller footprint, living by example. Part of that life is letting people see those choices, letting them be visible.

Our next gathering is scheduled at the Belmont Library on January 28, 2:30-4:30 pm.