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Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 14:44

Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 14:44

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.” 

Mindfulness...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Breathworks – a modern take on old truths. With Vidyamala and Sona

Posted by Vidyamala to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 11:15

Breathworks – a modern take on old truths. With Vidyamala and Sona

Posted by Vidyamala to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 11:15

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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Breathworks blog: "Please, don't knock mindfulness", by Singhashri

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 09:10

Breathworks blog: "Please, don't knock mindfulness", by Singhashri

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 09:10

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. 

“Reading Ruth Whippman’s November 26th opinion letter on mindfulness, Actually, Lets Not Be in the Moment left me with a growing sense of dismay and sadness.

I am...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Breathworks Marketing & Communications Assistant - Job Opportunity

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 - 12:34

Breathworks Marketing & Communications Assistant - Job Opportunity


Join a vibrant and growing mindfulness organisation based at Manchester Buddhist Centre

Breathworks is a pioneering organisation that works to increase practical ‘acceptance-based’ methods for people experiencing pain, stress or illness.  We deliver mindfulness courses for individuals and train practitioners to deliver our programmes and run courses within a range of organisations.


As a growing business, we are excited to announce the expansion of our marketing department and are looking...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

An online video retreat with Vidyamala

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 1 Feb, 2017 - 09:54

An online video retreat with Vidyamala

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 1 Feb, 2017 - 09:54

Vidyamala, founder of Breathworks, spent December running an online video retreat on the American Buddhist site, Tricycle.com. This set of four 20-minute talks isentitled ’Freeing the Mind When the Body Hurts”. She writes:

“I started developing mindfulness courses for people with pain and illness way back in 2001, drawing on my own experience of coming to meditation with a spinal injury and wanting to offer advice for others in similar circumstances. Joined by Sona and Ratnaguna, we developed this to become the Community Interest (not-for-profit) Company...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Breathworks Job Opportunities - Programme Coordinators

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Wed, 5 Oct, 2016 - 13:56

Breathworks - Job Opportunities

Join a vibrant and growing mindfulness organisation based at the Manchester Buddhist Centre

Programme Team Job Opportunities

Breathworks is a dynamic business within the mindfulness sector, offering courses to help people with pain, stress and illness.

As a growing business we are excited to announce the expansion of our programme team and are now seeking two committed and experience mindfulness training professionals.

Programme Coordinator – training (30 hours /week)

Programme Coordinator – Manchester courses (15 hours / week)

Are you passionate about Breathworks vision, mission and values? Do you have...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Vidyamala is the inspirational founder of the Breathworks movement, introducing deep mindfulness practice for those suffering from chronic pain and stress. Here she explores how innovative approaches can revitalise the Dharma as traditional Buddhism finds its place in a world that desperately needs its message of wisdom and compassion.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

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Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

Posted by Munisha to Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 19 May, 2016 - 12:51

Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

Posted by Munisha to Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 19 May, 2016 - 12:51

The latest NewsByte video from Clear Vision covers Breathworks’ involvement in the northwest England launch of the UK’s ‘Mindful Nation’ report (11 minutes). 

Order members Taravandana and Singhashri explain the pioneering nature of this report, making the UK the first country in the world to introduce mindfulness to across many areas of public life and policy, including education and the health and prison services.

This regional launch follows the national launches at Westminster in October last year, and in...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Mindful Nation UK Report and Breathworks

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 08:58

Mindful Nation UK Report and Breathworks

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 08:58

Taravandana and Singhashri tell us about the world’s first Mindfulness Report and how Breathworks were involved in its NorthWest launch.

Triratna News
Triratna News

“Mindful Nation” report is launched in UK Parliament

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 11:50

“Mindful Nation” report is launched in UK Parliament

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 11:50

Several Triratna Order members and mitras were at the UK parliament on Tuesday 20th October for the launch of the “Mindful Nation UK” report, along with members of parliament, government ministers and experts on mindfulness. Triratna has been well represented throughout the process, as Vishapani reports. Having been part of the team editing the report, he writes:

“The report is the work of the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and the ...

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