lyndon taylor wrote:On the subject of diversity you could ask why there are no gays present!!
Monkey Mind wrote:When I was a Scout, I would be annoyed whenever someone read from the Bible. I assumed scouting was a secular activity, and I didn't understand why one scoutmaster in particular kept whipping out his Bible for every event. I had the same curiosity about sports.
As you have already described the audience as being interfaith, why force the issue of a Buddhist reading?
May I suggest a reading from Henry David Thoreau instead?
daverupa wrote:I would use my personal understanding of the Dhamma to craft a piece on what sort of motives are appropriate & inappropriate for those in leadership positions, but I wouldn't just read something to these folk because they can do that on their own. With Scouting, I would try to report back from my advanced placements in the field of life, such as they were, and let the audience combine this with their own readings & experiences while they talked among themselves about what it means to craft a sustainable life of community and helpfulness.
Otherwise, it's just camping with friends.
If anything, I would use nature poetry from the T-Gathas to emphasize the trees and wilderness as occasions for contemplation and internal investigations.
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