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Mindfulness in Society: Vishvapani’s Talks and Debates

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 10:42

Mindfulness in Society: Vishvapani’s Talks and Debates

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 10:42

Mindfulness practices are spreading across western societies, prompting widespread interest as well as challenges from Buddhists and critics. Behind these discussions is the question: can mindfulness be a force for change in society, and if so, what are the risks for Buddhism and for society?

Vishvapani is very involved in these discussions in the UK. He teaches mindfulness in Cardiff, is the Wales Director of The Mindfulness Initiative (an advocacy group that promotes mindfulness to policy makers)...

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Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 14:44

Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

By Sadayasihi 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.” 

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Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

By Munisha on Thu, 19 May, 2016 - 12:51

Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

By Munisha 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...

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Mindfulness at the Welsh Assembly

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Dec, 2015 - 14:36

Mindfulness at the Welsh Assembly

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Dec, 2015 - 14:36

Following the launch of the Mindful Nation UK report in the UK Parliament in October, Vishvapani organised an event at the Welsh Assembly/Senedd in Cardiff, capital of Wales. He reports.

“The Mindful Nation UK report makes recommendations about the role mindfulness can play in several areas of government policy. However, in the UK powers for the key areas of Health and Education are devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, so if these recommendations are to...

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“Mindful Nation” report is launched in UK Parliament

By Munisha on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 11:50

“Mindful Nation” report is launched in UK Parliament

By Munisha 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 ...