Under 35s Sunday High Tea

The Waste Land and the Found Child

The Guru Padmasambhava

We thought we'd try something different for our under 35s group while we're all in level 4. (You'll need to do some prep - check the list below.)

Join us on Zoom at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, for an exploration of Padmasambhava, the Buddha of Tibet.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88944001121?pwd=dGVCaGFzeU9kMlFDTG5qNlBjRXZRdz09
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Meeting ID 889 4400 1121
Passcode 692993

The myths and legends surrounding Padmasambhava are wonderfully weird. They start in the primordial past and move into the future. The stories are set amidst a great mythic struggle that's always going on between wisdom and compassion, and the demonic forces of tyranny, anarchy, chaos and destruction. The thing is, Padmasambhava doesn't destroy these demonic forces: he transforms them. He somehow turns all that energy into a positive and creative force. We, too, can do that in the midst of the chaos of this world.

A rough programme for the afternoon (some prep on your part is needed!):

  • Before the Zoom session, listen to The Waste Land and the Found Child, a Dharma talk on Padmasambhava given by Padmavajra in 2009. It's about 50 minutes long, and Padmavajra is a passionate and engaging speaker.
  • Bring baked goods, or the afternoon tea of your choice (it is high tea, after all)
  • If you like, as an icebreaker, also bring an object from your home that's got a story behind it you might like to share (in a small group)

We'll check in with each other in small groups, then come back together to discuss The Waste Land and the Found Child. We might even meditate together. We'll see where Zoom (and potentially a lot of sugar) takes us...

This session is for people aged under 35 years and is an opportunity for younger people to come together and share and practice with their peers


22 August 2021  3:00pm-4:30pm


Koha is needed, but not necessary. The important thing is your presence!


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