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Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

The Triratna Order

By mokshini on Sun, 23 Apr, 2017 - 06:52

The Triratna Order

By mokshini on Sun, 23 Apr, 2017 - 06:52

Here is Vidyamala, an order member who lives in Manchester, with her typically succinct and warm style, summing up why she likes being a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. 

You may know Vidyamala as the founder of Breathworks and she has also written a couple of very well-received books on Mindfulness including ’Living Well with Pain and Illness’ 

Triratna News
Triratna News

Train to teach mindfulness in schools (starts this month, UK)

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Feb, 2017 - 23:09

Train to teach mindfulness in schools (starts this month, UK)

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Feb, 2017 - 23:09

In this 4.5-minute video pupils and teachers at a London primary school talk to Srivati about the effect of their mindfulness programme. Srivati runs the Breathing Space in Schools project, in London, UK, and will be running training this month for others who’d like to teach mindfulness for schools. She writes:

“I love teaching mindfulness in London schools. You get to meet loads of young people and their staff and introduce them to a set of positive skills and approaches...

San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By prasadachitta on Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By prasadachitta on Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds.

Specifically, this talk investigates:

  • Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias.
  • Understanding ‘implicit bias’, which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are influenced (largely unconsciously) by exposure to stereotypes and fears about targeted social groups.
  • How
  • ...
Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

By mokshini on Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

By mokshini 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!

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

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...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Mindful Nation UK Report and Breathworks

By Amaradaya on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 08:58

Mindful Nation UK Report and Breathworks

By Amaradaya 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.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

It’s not too late to join the Urban Retreat! 

A lovely short talk by Maitreyabandhu, illuminating why poetry is itself an act of receptivity and requires that of us as readers and, in the context of an Urban Retreat, Buddhist practitioners. Taking as his source Kay Ryan’s poem ‘The Niagara River’ we get a simple but encouraging close reading of how poetry can help us slow down, take things in, and really...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Urban Retreat 2012

By Viryanaga on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 10:40

Urban Retreat 2012

By Viryanaga on Tue, 14 Aug, 2012 - 10:40Maitreyabandhu and Subhadramati explains what the Urban Retreat is.
London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Just Sitting

By Viryanaga on Fri, 15 Jun, 2012 - 16:35

Just Sitting

By Viryanaga on Fri, 15 Jun, 2012 - 16:35Kalyanavaca introduces her “Just Sitting” course starting on the 17th July 2012, 7:15pm-9:45pm running for four weeks and culminating in a day of practice on Sunday 19th August 10am-5pm, at the London Buddhist Centre. Suitable for anyone with a regular meditation practice. Book online at http://www.lbc.org.uk/coursesmeditationbuddhism.asp
London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

You Cannot Be Serious

By Viryanaga on Fri, 15 Jun, 2012 - 13:59

You Cannot Be Serious

By Viryanaga on Fri, 15 Jun, 2012 - 13:59If you want to be serious you can’t be serious. To be serious in the right way you can’t be serious in the wrong way. Maitreyabandhu explains why.