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“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 ...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Vishvapani reports on mindfulness at the ECA

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 16:03

At Adhisthana, we talk to Vishvapani about the Triratna Chairs’ day considering the place of mindfulness in society, and Triratna responses to it.

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Triratana and Mindfulness in the UK parliament

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Nov, 2014 - 00:57

Triratana and Mindfulness in the UK parliament

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Nov, 2014 - 00:57Over the last two years around 120 members of the UK Parliament - in the House of Commons and House of Lords - have taken mindfulness courses. Some are also exploring how mindfulness can affect British society as a whole. They’ve formed an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) devoted to mindfulness, which has been holding meetings throughout this autumn. Several people from Triratna are involved.

Vishvapani writes: “It’s moving to see how deeply the parliamentarians have been...
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Vishvapani on the radio

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 17:09

Vishvapani on the radio

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 17:09Triratna’s Vishvapani lives in Cardiff, Wales, and broadcasts regularly on Buddhism and mindfulness in the UK media. Here’s a roundup of broadcasts from the last couple of months.

Thought for the Day is a 2-minute daily slot on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, where people of several faiths offer comment on current affairs. Here are his latest offerings.

14th May 2014 The Buddha’s Significance Today (his Buddha Day talk)
27th June 2014 ...
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Vishvapani on air

By Munisha on Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 15:43

Vishvapani on air

By Munisha on Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 15:43You can hear Vishvapani’s Buddha Day/Wesak “Thought for the Day” on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme.
Read the text or listen to the broadcast (2 mins)

He also recently too part in an interview and phone-in on Australian radio, with reference to his book, Gautama Buddha.
Listen to the 30-minute programme...
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Vishvapani on the BBC

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 - 00:03

Vishvapani on the BBC

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 - 00:03Vishvapani has been busy on the BBC again - and elsewhere. You can catch up with him on the internet.

On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme’s Thought for the Day Vishvapani discusses the speech precepts and the importance of listening for the health of modern society.

Marking the Christian period of Lent, Vishvapani was one of three speakers discussing the spiritual significance of wilderness on Beyond Belief, a BBC Radio 4 discussion programme.
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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...
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Vishvapani leads Tricycle retreat on ‘Right Communication’

By lokabandhu on Sat, 20 Oct, 2012 - 06:01

Vishvapani leads Tricycle retreat on ‘Right Communication’

By lokabandhu on Sat, 20 Oct, 2012 - 06:01Vishvapani - well known in Triratna for his BBC Radio 4 ‘Thoughts for the Day’- and Wise Attention blog - writes with news of an online retreat he’s leading for the leading Buddhist magazine Tricycle.

Tricycle say “In this retreat, Vishvapani Blomfield, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, explores the concept of “right communication.” The Buddha, Vishvapani says, emphasized the importance of practicing Right Speech on the Eightfold Path. But then...
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Imagining Gautama - by Vishvapani

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 13:00
The second in a new series of talks by Vishvapani to mark the launch of his new book: ‘Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One’
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Vishvapani's 'Thought for the Day' on Aung San Suu Kyi - and more...

By lokabandhu on Fri, 20 Apr, 2012 - 06:09

Vishvapani's 'Thought for the Day' on Aung San Suu Kyi - and more...

By lokabandhu on Fri, 20 Apr, 2012 - 06:09Vishvapani writes with news of his latest broadcast for BBC Radio 4’s popular ‘Thought for the Day’, plus links to a number of fascinating articles exploring Buddhism in the modern world from a Triratna perspective, all recently published on his blog ‘Wise Attention’. He says -

“On Saturday April 14th I did another Thought for the Day broadcast on BBC Radio 4 prompted by David Cameron’s meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi the...

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