A shared session at the Mettā Convention with Bhante Joe and Brother Tenzin | 3:45 – 4:30pm Sydney Time
We have often seen Buddhist monastics going on alms round and wandering through towns and villages. Sometimes they embark on a long wandering journey across counties through forests. This wandering and mendicant tradition dates back to the time of the Buddha.
In this talk, Bhante Joe plans to discuss the importance of the Theravada wandering tradition, combining the theory of the wandering life with his experience wandering in Sri Lanka.
Having a pre-monastic background in forest ecology, Venerable Brother Tenzin will also share his personal monastic journey and how his nature wandering involvement with www.Yatra.org.au, has allowed for a spiritual transformation, creating space for mindfulness, meditation, and nature connection on country in beautiful wild places. Together, they will share how this beautiful ancient practice can have a profound impact on personal growth, and lead to deepening understanding of the interdependent nature of life.