"Buddhafield’s special approach comes from its close contact with the elements - all their retreats being held under canvas - and the annual Buddhafield Festival, which brings together an unprecedented breadth people active all across the alternative-eco-social-political spectrum in the UK”.
The nine essays are published in an easy-to-read interactive format at http://issuu.com/buddhafield; we’ll be featuring three weekly for the next three Sundays.
First off this week is ‘On Retreat with Buddhafield’ by Paramananda, well-known for his best-selling books on meditation, in which he skilfully evokes the transformative power of meditating and practicing outdoors. (click here for the PDF version)
Maitrisara rounds off this week’s selection with a beautiful essay entitled ‘Gracing the Earth: Buddhist Reflections on a Damaged Planet’, drawing out the crucial importance of Awareness, deepening into Equanimity - which she characterises as ‘Sustaining the Gaze’, then Simplicity, Energy, Effectiveness, Strength – and finally even Anger. She closes with four possible actions in response to what we see around us: Intervene, Exemplify, Ignore, and Make Magic... (click here for the PDF version)