Dhammakumara was recently appointed to the position of Young Buddhist Coordinator for Australia and New Zealand. He comes to us from the UK and was ordained in 2017 at the age of 25 years. He is currently the youngest Order Member in the Triratna Buddhist Order. Dhammakumara is a Pali name which translates as Prince of the Dhamma.
Last Wednesday, September 19, Suzanne Cowan, one of mitras, was fortunate to sit down with Dhammakumara in a Pt Chev cafe and chat about what young people are looking for in Triatna; what attracts them and what drives them. You can listen to that interview here
During Dhammakumara's visit to New Zealand he will share a story on Dharma night that is close to his heart.
Yasa: The millionaire Bhikku
The story of Yasa - the young man who after a house party became repulsed with his own life and then after coming across the Buddha became the first - besides the five ascetics - disciple of the Buddha and then converted 50 of his friends.
Dharma night is suitable for those who would like to learn more about Buddhism. It is also a popular night for regular friends to drop in and practice together. If you are a beginner but can't get to/or have just started one of our meditation classes, you are still welcome to come and join in.
The usual program for the evening is a talk on some aspect of Buddhism, tea break, then group meditation to end the evening.