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.
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.
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:
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Breathworks is a growing and dynamic business in the mindfulness sector, offering courses to help people with pain,stress or illness.
We are excited to announce our expansion into the offices at the West London Buddhist Centre and are now looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person to support the Breathworks team member setting up this new venture.
Interviewed by Munisha at the European Chairs’ Assembly summer gathering at Adhisthana, Vidyamala talks to Munisha with passion and inspiration about mindfulness, Breathworks and the future of socially engaged activity in the Triratna Buddhist Community.
To the sound of lorries delivering food and folding chairs for this weekend’s Order gathering to celebrate Bhante’s 90th birthday, Vidyamala presented the history and evolution of Breathworks, the mindfulness project she founded in 2001 to help people live better with pain and illness. She also talked about “mainstream” mindfulness teaching as Bodhisattva activity in an intensely suffering world.
Join a vibrant and growing Right Livelihood business based at the Manchester Buddhist Centre
Breathworks offer teacher training and mindfulness courses to help people with pain, stress or illness to lead happier, healthier lives. We have a vacancy for a temporary Administration Assistant for a 5 months period while a member of the team is away on an ordination retreat. There is potential for extension of this role as the organisation continues...