Join the Association of Engaged Buddhists for a virtual talk by Thay Thích Trúc Thông Pháp.
Does the Bodhisattva have to be heroic or can she/he be ordinary, responding to the suffering of sentient beings moment by moment?
"I grew up a Christian with a love for Jesus. I say that even now I am a Buddhist monk who loves Jesus. I came to the Buddha Dharma in 1978 when I was 26 years old and joined a Tibetan group. I was drawn to the Bodhisattva ideal because I could easily recognize Jesus as a Bodhisattva." Thay Thích Trúc Thông Pháp
About the speaker :
Thich Truc Thong Phap is a bhikkhu (fully ordained monk) in a Vietnamese meditation tradition. His teacher is the Most Venerable Thay Thich Thanh Tu, a meditation master in the Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest) school. Originating from Port Adelaide in South Australia and then Tasmania from 2010- 2017, he now lives in the Southern Flinders Ranges with a small community of Anglican religious brothers and sisters. He has a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences (Counselling) and a Diploma in Psychosynthesis and was the Buddhist representative chaplain at the University of Tasmania for four years prior to working for four years as the Buddhist chaplain at Oasis, the multifaith chaplaincy centre at Flinders University, SA.
Thich Truc Thong Phap grew up within the Christian church, having been a novice monk in an Anglican Benedictine community and has had a 40 year commitment to Buddhist - Christian dialogue. His chief work as a Buddhist monk is in supporting the education of Contemplative Care workers of whatever philosophical or religious persuasion but has a particular interest in developing Buddhist Contemplative Care workers.
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