The Five Mindfulness Trainings, Values, and the 2016 Election
Tampa | October 30 , 2016
In this talk, Dharma Teacher Fred Eppsteiner comments on a chapter of
Thich Nhat Hanh's "Zen Keys" and explains how if we really want to make
fundamental changes in our world, we need to first develop the ability
to look deeply into our situation. When we see the big picture of what
is really going on in our culture, and what is being nourished in our
children, it becomes clear that true change will not come from an
election or legislation. Rather, it is only through supporting the
development of stable, healthy, balanced people that can resist the
pulls of modern society that we can affect true change in our culture.
Individually, we should be clear on how we want to be in this world, and
manifest that in all our actions, large and small. Fred also explains
the importance of building communities that can help people develop
themselves in this way and reconnect with their basic humanity.
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