By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 19:39
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Are you, or do you know anybody living with long-term illness, pain that comes back regularly (doesn’t have to be severe), or have emotional stress around your health that could benefit from a free Breathworks Mindfulness for Health (Mindfuness Based Pain Management) course running from 22 April to 17 June, 1-2.15pm?
We’ll have a taster session for the free 9-week LGBTQ friendly course on 8 and 15 April from 1-2pm. All sessions will be held on Zoom. In this...
Vidyamala’s pioneering work in the field of mindfulness for chronic pain has helped transform many people’s lives. Speaking from personal experience, Laura shares how she has benefited from access to these kinds of practice resources.
Saturday 6 June 14:30-17:00, online with the North London Buddhist Centre
Plunge in and experience how mindfulness practice can help with stress. An ideal introductory session for newcomers, also suitable for experienced mindfulness practitioners and meditators. The session leader, Niccy Lowit, is a practising Buddhist and an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher.
Niccy says: “Happiness is a skill. This is what the ancient practice of mindfulness teaches, and what modern psychology research has shown. The wonderful thing is that this skill,...
A crucial and rather beautiful conversation about how we relate to our bodies in relative isolation. Some down-to-earth, open-hearted sharing of experience about things physical: the signs and symptoms and weathers of our bodies; the beneficial effect on our mental health of imaginative connection with other embodied beings; and the kindly wisdom in learning to see and name our actual physical experience instead of becoming lost in speculation.
We’re joined for an all Southern Hemisphere affair by Suvarnadhi from Auckland, NZ...
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, how have Triratna Buddhist Centres and team-based right livelihood businesses been responding?
By now most Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups have closed their doors - but many have opened up on the digital universe and invited their sanghas to join them online. Various Triratna Centres across the world are now offering courses classes, pujas, urban retreats and other events online. Now is a great time to try out joining in some of the...
Breathworks Non-Executive Director: Finance Director
Our journey so far..
Breathworks Community Interest Company (CIC) is a social enterprise and leading international mindfulness organisation co-founded by Vidyamala Burch in 2004. The organisation was born out of Vidyamala’s personal journey. She first injured her spine at 17 years old and learned to meditate in 1985. In 2001 she started teaching meditation and mindfulness to people living with pain, illness and stress out of a desire to share what she had learned with others. Vidyamala is...
As mindfulness has entered the mainstream of Western societies, one of the most striking developments is the popularity of mindfulness practice among British Members of Parliament and the connections they have made to public policy. Triratna has had a significant presence in this process. Vishvapani, one of those involved, updates us on this work and writes: “A few years ago, when these discussions started, I don’t think any of us imagined that their potential ramifications could be so far-reaching.”
What the world needs, and has always needed, are people dedicated to helping both themselves and others to overcome suffering. This is the essence of the Bodhisattva Ideal. With the ever-increasing population in the world there is more and more suffering, so there is an urgent need for us to extend an even larger hand of friendship to all beings.
We have our wonderful urban Buddhist and Retreat centres that help people find ways to deal with the fundamental problem of dukkha...
Breathworks is a fantastic organisation set up and run my members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Here is the latest blog post by Program Director Singhashri Gazmuri. If you missed it in January, it’s well-worth a read to understand what mindfulness is, isn’t, and why it is so important in the world today.