Vishvapani writes with news of his latest broadcast for BBC Radio 4’s popular ‘Thought for the Day’, plus links to a number of fascinating articles exploring Buddhism in the modern world from a Triratna perspective, all recently published on his blog ‘Wise Attention’. He says -
“On Saturday April 14th I did another Thought for the Day broadcast on BBC Radio 4 prompted by David Cameron’s meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi the previous day: Burma’s struggle isn’t between Buddhists and their opponents but between different kinds of Buddhists. The monastic establishment’s complicity in the generals’ Buddhist dictatorship shows the need to reform Buddhism, freeing it from practices that oppose its essential teachings. You can read the full script here and listen to the audio here.
“I’ll be doing more Thought for the Day broadcasts on Thursday 26th April and Saturday 5 May (Buddha Day). I’ll also be doing Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2 on 5 and 6 May and Weekend Word on BBC Radio Wales on May 25. I’ll post the scripts and audio (where available) on my Wise Attention blog.
“New articles on the blog include:
Buddhism & the Mindfulness Movement: Friends or Foes?
Don’t Rely on Lineage
Kalu Rinpoche’s Confessional Video and the Tulku Fantasy
The NKT, Succession and ‘The Rules’