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'I'm black, I'm white, I'm Jewish, I'm Buddhist" - Advayamati's reflections on 'Black Lives Matter'

By advayamati on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:30

'I'm black, I'm white, I'm Jewish, I'm Buddhist" - Advayamati's reflections on 'Black Lives Matter'

By advayamati on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:30

Reflecting on the Black Lives Matter events, Advayamati gave this talk at the Bristol Buddhist Centre Sangha Night on Tuesday 9 June, two days after the statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down in Bristol.  

This protest was part of an international response to the death of George Floyd in the USA.  

Advayamati ‘tells it straight, with warmth and humour’,  as a man of mixed race (‘I’m black, I’m white, I’m Jewish, I’m...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality - part 2

Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality. Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our understanding of it deeper,...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Opening of our current premises, 1997

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Jul, 2012 - 22:29

Opening of our current premises, 1997

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Jul, 2012 - 22:29A little bit of our history - and idealistic vision… Could we think a bit bigger than we do today?