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.
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...
Vidyamala, founder of Breathworks, spent December running an online video retreat on the American Buddhist site, Tricycle.com. This set of four 20-minute talks isentitled ’Freeing the Mind When the Body Hurts”. She writes:
“I started developing mindfulness courses for people with pain and illness way back in 2001, drawing on my own experience of coming to meditation with a spinal injury and wanting to offer advice for others in similar circumstances. Joined by Sona and Ratnaguna, we developed this to become the Community Interest (not-for-profit) Company...
By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 11:24
This season, awaken and enliven with a good book. Or, give the gift of one of our books or meditation CDs to a friend. Allowing a friend to explore a guided meditation CD or book on Buddhism, meditation or mindfulness can be a wonderful way to support him/her through the season. As stated in the Dhammapada, “The gift of the Dhamma surpasses all gifts.”
The eGift card can be used for any book or CD on our...
‘Secular mindfulness’ is more and more popular in British schools and the London Buddhist Centre is supporting this “mindful revolution”. After 10 years of teaching mindfulness in schools, its schools’ project recently relaunched as ‘Breathing Space in Schools’ with a brand-new, beautiful website. Srivati is its director.
“We offer a variety of mindfulness workshops, courses and training for children, teenagers and staff and we love collaborating with schools to help them embed mindfulness into...
By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 - 14:27
We are pleased to announce our new book, Mindfully Facing Disease and Death by Bhikkhu Anālayo. Thank you to our sponsors for enabling the publication of what Roshi Joan Halifax (Abbot of the Upaya Zen Center) calls:
An invaluable and extraordinary resource on the profound teachings by the Buddha on dying, death, and grieving.
With a beautiful cover by Dhammarati, and Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this book provides a practical guide for those facing disease and death by...
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.
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.
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.