Sandra Henville from the BSWA’s Spiritual Education Group gave a peaceful meditation and impromptu talk about the turning points that brought her to the path of Buddhism – from being an intern in Sri Lanka, having a lucky near miss with the Boxing Day Tsunami and finding herself sitting on the Dhammaloka floor counting daisies. It has been quite the journey fuelled by the power of faith and love. All in all, a great night with a few interesting questions thrown in for good measure at the end.

Every year, the monastic community (Monks and nuns) go on a three month retreat called the “Rains Retreat” from mid July to mid October. During this period, they do not visit our centres for teachings as it’s a time for deepening their own practice.
While the monks and nuns are away, we will have some interesting guest speakers coming in to give the Friday Night talk.

TURNING POINTS 2023 (Rains Retreat Speakers’ Series 2023). Hear stories of everyday dhamma as told by monastics and lay practitioners from various Buddhist traditions.

To download the audio, click on the audio track’s title to open it up in Podbean.

Audio teachings are available to download from our BSWA Podcast Channel (Dharma talks and guided meditations) and BSWA DeeperDhamma Podbean Channel (Rain’s Retreat teachings, retreats and suttas). Videos can be viewed in our BSWA YouTube Playlists. Books and articles are available on our website here.

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