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Breathworks blog: "Please, don't knock mindfulness", by Singhashri

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 09:10

Breathworks blog: "Please, don't knock mindfulness", by Singhashri

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 09:10

Breathworks is a fantastic organisation set up and run my members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Here is the latest blog post by Program Director Singhashri Gazmuri. If you missed it in January, it’s well-worth a read to understand what mindfulness is, isn’t, and why it is so important in the world today. 

“Reading Ruth Whippman’s November 26th opinion letter on mindfulness, Actually, Lets Not Be in the Moment left me with a growing sense of dismay and sadness.

I am...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

Posted by Munisha to Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 19 May, 2016 - 12:51

Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

Posted by Munisha to Clear Vision Trust 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

Singhashri - Misogyny and the Potential of Women in Buddhism

Posted by Amaradaya@Clear... to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:13

Singhashri - Misogyny and the Potential of Women in Buddhism

Posted by Amaradaya@Clear... to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:13

Singhashri gives a talk on the potential of women in Buddhism, and how our practice can help us move from anger to clarity in response to misogyny and sexism. Talk given for International Women’s Day, Manchester Buddhist Centre, 7th March 2015.

Please watch also the introductory talk Munisha gave first in the same series of talks, What is a Woman?

Although Singhashri says that Sangharakshita has suggested that women “are less likely to develop spiritually than men”, she acknowledges that he has never said precisely...