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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 News

Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani is the regular Buddhist contributor to Thought for the Day: a comment on the news from a faith perspective on the main BBC radio news programme.

Here are his recent talks: 

10.1.18 The Skill of Ethics
Education focuses more and more on learning skills. The Buddhist idea of ethics as skilfulness makes a link between ordinary skills and he rely of ethics and spiritual life.
Listen here.

1.5.18 1968:...

Triratna News
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Vishvapani on the BBC

By Munisha on Thu, 9 Nov, 2017 - 15:09

Vishvapani on the BBC

By Munisha on Thu, 9 Nov, 2017 - 15:09

For a number of years, Vishvapani has been the regular Buddhist contributor to Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Four’s morning news programme, Today.

Here are his recent broadcasts, accessible anywhere in the world. His views on violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Burma/Myanmar may be of particular interest.

11th May 2017 Is Buddhism still relevant? (Buddha Day)
18th May 2017 Eating in moderation 
1st June 2017 If technology served Buddhist goals
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Vishvapani's recent BBC 'Thoughts'

By Munisha on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 23:21

Vishvapani's recent BBC 'Thoughts'

By Munisha on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 23:21

Vishvapani lives in Cardiff, Wales and is the regular Buddhist contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’ slot on the morning news programme ’Today’. ‘Today’ has around seven million listeners. Here are his recent ‘Thoughts’:

Recalling the Buddha’s death: 15.02.2017 (Parinirvana Day) 
The dark side of Buddhist history: 18.01.2017 
Children’s mental health: the big perspective 11.01.2017 
Roald Dahl and the karma factory 14.09.2016 
Entering the anthropocene: how our minds shape...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Vishvapani broadcasts on Buddhist-Muslim violence in Burma

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Jun, 2013 - 07:34

Vishvapani broadcasts on Buddhist-Muslim violence in Burma

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Jun, 2013 - 07:34Vishvapani, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, is one of the religious voices on the Today programme, BBC Radio 4’s flagship daily morning news programme, reaching six million listeners a week.

Along with writers from several other major faiths, he regularly writes and reads the Thought for the Day - a three-minute topical piece from a faith perspective.

Vishvapani writes:
‘When things happen, such as the anti-Muslim violence in Burma, I think it is important that other...