Triratna News
Triratna News

‘Breathing Space in Schools’: training for teaching mindfulness in schools

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 14:23

‘Breathing Space in Schools’: training for teaching mindfulness in schools

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 14:23

‘Secular mindfulness’ is more and more popular in British schools and the London Buddhist Centre is supporting this “mindful revolution”. After 10 years of teaching mindfulness in schools, its schools’ project recently relaunched as ‘Breathing Space in Schools’ with a brand-new, beautiful website. Srivati is its director.

“We offer a variety of mindfulness workshops, courses and training for children, teenagers and staff and we love collaborating with schools to help them embed mindfulness into...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

New Book Out - Mindfully Facing Disease and Death: Compassionate Advice from Early Buddhist Texts

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 - 14:27

New Book Out - Mindfully Facing Disease and Death: Compassionate Advice from Early Buddhist Texts

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 - 14:27

We are pleased to announce our new book, Mindfully Facing Disease and Death by Bhikkhu Anālayo. Thank you to our sponsors for enabling the publication of what Roshi Joan Halifax (Abbot of the Upaya Zen Center) calls:

An invaluable and extraordinary resource on the profound teachings by the Buddha on dying, death, and grieving.

With a beautiful cover by Dhammarati, and Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this book provides a practical guide for those facing disease and death by...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part II)

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 10:51

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part II)

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 10:51

We return with the second half of an interview with Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks, an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and author of three books. Windhorse Publications features her newest title this month (Mindfulness for Women). You can listen to the full interview in a 40-minute audio file on Soundcloud.

Your new book Mindfulness for Women was just released. Can you talk a little bit about how women and men might need...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part I)

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 7 Mar, 2016 - 13:40

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part I)

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 7 Mar, 2016 - 13:40

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. Windhorse Publications features her newest title this month (Mindfulness for Women). In this interview with Giulietta Spudich, she explores her incredible life journey and how her...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Deeper Into Mindfulness Country - Tuesday Meditations

By Candradasa on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 19:56

Deeper Into Mindfulness Country - Tuesday Meditations

By Candradasa on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 19:56

*UPDATED 14th March 2016. The clocks in the U.S. have already gone forward for spring so the meditation time in the UK & Europe is 1 hour earlier until clocks also go forward there. ie. 2.30pm EST/6.30pm UK/7.30pm Europe.

Starting a new series of Tuesday meditations, we’ll be spending time exploring the various terrains of mindfulness practice - looking at different approaches to paying attention to the ground of our being…

Tuesdays, 2.30pm EST/7.30pm...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

“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 ...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

As a companion to her talk, The Possibility of Practice and her guided Meditation on the Three Bodies (physical, emotional, and mental) this workshop is indispensable. Amaragita explodes and expands notions around the practice of paying attention via awareness of the breath, using the deceptively simple exercise of taking just five breaths through the day. 

We hear how the practice relates to the theory of Buddhist meditation and are encouraged to choose and learn from our direct experience...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Day 6 at the ECA

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 20:54

Day 6 at the ECA

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 20:54

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.

Hear a short, inspiring interview with Vidyamala.

In Q & A and small groups, the Chairs continued their exploration of the...

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