Event Date: September 22, 10 am – 4 pm

The Honeyball Sutta is a short story with a substantial cast of characters: some early monks, an arrogant Photo credit: kholkute (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/kholkute) man with a long stick, and the Buddha himself.

The teaching at its heart is brief and cryptic, a lightening-glimpse into the Buddha’s understanding of the way our brains and minds work. Short though the teaching is, the Buddha offered it as a way to communicate the significance of his entire teaching.¬† It speaks directly and practically to the down and dirty world of the ‘echo chamber’ characterized by quarreling and conflict – with others, with ourselves, between individuals, between nation states. If anything, the teaching is more relevant today than it was two and a half thousand years ago!

During our time together we’ll unpack the teaching and see how we can mine its relevance for practical tips on dealing with our own conflicts.

This event is open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Mitras in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Please bring a dish to share for the pot luck lunch.