Just so awesome!
This is a bit of a freakish coincidence, but I was literally just about to drop an email to the Copenhagen Buddhist Center to offer to give a Dhamma talk, before I leave Copenhagen for good in December.
My motivation was from some of the Anguttura Nikaya suttas, especially the Mahanama sutta AN 8.25. I was just reflecting that my behaviour for this year so far has been:
…(6) when he himself retains in mind the teachings he has heard but does not encourage others to retain the teachings in mind; (7) when he himself examines the meaning of the teachings that have been retained in mind but does not encourage others to examine their meaning; (8) when he himself has understood the meaning and the Dhamma and practices in accordance with the Dhamma, but does not encourage others to do so: it is in this way, Mahānāma, that a lay follower is practicing for his own welfare but not for the welfare of others.
So the sutta made me feel a bit guilty about leaving Denmark without sharing some Dhamma. I thought long and hard, and decided to share Dhamma in gratitude to the country that has hosted me for a year. Hence the thought of emailing the Copenhagen Buddhist Center (even though I was specifically warned about the extreme views of their main teacher… but I thought it might still be a good platform to share Dhamma).
But now that you are putting together this group, that’s even better! We can just meet and talk Dhamma yay!
Sadhu sadhu sadhu! I’ll PM you separately.
That sounds awesome! Answering the PM shortly with more detailed contact info
I went to the Diamond Way guys a few months ago, and everyone was very lovely. Though it felt a bit uncanny valley… Buddhism, but with subtle differences, making it feel ever so slightly off…
They can probably offer a larger audience than my meetup group, that currently has… 2 people signed up. But I will happily host a meeting, even if only one other person shows up!