Mostly, very interested. If not interested - then respectful. At the end of the sessions I got interesting questions. First time I did the talk, despite the fact that I spent a bit of time busting some myths about who the Buddha was and what he actually taught, some kid asked 'why is it good luck to rub Buddha's tummy?'
Some feedback from last year's session was one kid said to her parents - then relayed to me - "The Buddha is cool!"
The second session of last year, another colleague, a Vajrayana practitioner, joined me and that was interesting for the students in that they got a taste for the wide spectrum that encompasses the living traditions.
I'll have to dig out last year's talk...
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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