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Interview with the author – Shantigarbha on his new book I’ll Meet You There

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 16:43

Interview with the author – Shantigarbha on his new book I’ll Meet You There

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 16:43

I’d love empathy to become a household word.

Shantigarbha, the author of our new release I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication shares his passion for Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and inspiration for the book in an interview for NVC-UK. Shantigarbha is an experienced teacher of both NVC and Buddhism; he is also a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. He was given the name Shantigarbha, which means ‘seed of peace’.

How...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Shantigarbha's New Book and BBC Radio Interview

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 13:47

Shantigarbha's New Book and BBC Radio Interview

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 13:47

We are thrilled to report author Shantigarbha has recently been interviewed by Steve Yabsley on BBC Radio Bristol. 

Listen to it soon, as it will expire 25 July. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069878z  

Shantigarbha talks about empathy, his new book and his life as a Buddhist.

I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication by Shantigarbha is available from our website and Triratna Centre Bookshops in the UK. It will be released in the US in September.

I’ll Meet You There is a...

Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

By Rijupatha on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 22:53

In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“Lovingkindness Squared: Cultivating Self-Compassion” by Dh. Bodhipaksa

“Metta: A Gateway to Self-Compassion and Insight” by Dh. Vimalasara

“The Practice of Self-Compassion” by Dh. Varada

“A Life Lesson from Behind Prison Walls” by Susan DePietro

“Compassionate Presence” Retreat Review by Mike Mappes

Updates from the Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Sangha Notes from Boston, Nagaloka, San Francisco, Montana,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

First Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Summerfest

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 00:40

First Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Summerfest

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 00:40Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been popular in the Triratna Community for the past ten years, as a way of embodying compassionate communication and building sangha. Now there’s a whole Triratna NVC festival!

Shantigarbha, from Bristol, UK) has just returned from two months in India, sharing NVC and leading a Triratna retreat. In 2012 he co-led a nine-day reconciliation event on the West Bank for 100 Israelis and Palestinians.

He says: “NVC...
Triratna News
Triratna News

First NVC and meditation retreat at Bodhgaya

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 15:09

First NVC and meditation retreat at Bodhgaya

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 15:09Triratna’s centre in Bodhgaya (site of the Buddha’s Enlightenment) is holding its first ever retreat combining Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and meditation.

The week-long Living Compassion retreat over the New Year will be led by Shantigarbha, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and a trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

Shantigarbha has led NVC workshops in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Far East; among those dealing with issues of caste discrimination in India; and in...
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The Empathic Buddha... Buddhafield Festival video talk

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:25

The Empathic Buddha... Buddhafield Festival video talk

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:25here’s the second in a series of video talks from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival - a thoughtful talk by Shantigarbha exploring the notion of ‘The Empathic Buddha’. He asks “How did the Buddha embody empathy? How did he make it the basis of compassion?”. Shantigarbha is a leading teacher of NVC and recounts a number of incidents from the life of the Buddha, shares his understanding of empathy in a Buddhist context, and - crucially - explores how empathy...