Meditation at the Leeds Metropolitan University

The Leeds Met is including Buddhist meditation in its Psychology degrees: http://www.lmu.ac.uk/about/leeds-met-students-first-to-master-buddhist-meditation21112011.htm demonstrating the continued spread of Buddhist inspired practices into psychology, psychotherapy and neuroscience. Transpersonal Psychology – which includes … Continue Reading →


Essential Buddhism Course

We are considering running an 8 or 10 week course called ‘Essential Buddhism’ which will study the history, traditions, and practices of mainstream Buddhism. The focus will be on the … Continue Reading →


Buddhist Educational Materials

I am posting some recent publicity from Clear Vision Trust providing links to free Buddhist materials for young people. Clear Vision appears to be the only significant UK provider of … Continue Reading →


Census 2011 – tick the box for Buddhism

                                    The Network of Buddhist Organisations have launched a ‘tick the box for … Continue Reading →


LifeSkills Mindfulness (LSM) Courses

Triple Gem Buddhist Foundation – LifeSkills Mindfulness (LSM) Courses Over more than thirty years there has been a growing ‘mindfulness’ meditation movement of which Jon Kabat-Zinn was an early pioneer. … Continue Reading →


The God Survey: a noun, a verb, or what?

The William Temple Foundation (www.wtf.org.uk ) recently circulated a questionnaire to a range of faiths including Buddhists. On attempting to complete the questionnaire, many found that the questions made assumptions which … Continue Reading →


Sally Masheder and the NBO

Sally Masheder had been the secretary of the Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) for many years prior to her recent illness and death. (A report of her memorial celebration can … Continue Reading →


Helping Children – The Rahula Trust

There are a lot of charities run by Buddhists. Often they are run on a shoe-string with little publicity. One that I am personally aware of, and that does good … Continue Reading →


Meditation on Prescription

In their new ‘Be Mindful’ report the Mental Health Foundation  (MHF) is asking that meditation be made more readily available on prescription. Even though National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance for the … Continue Reading →


Buddhamind – Creative Mind

The recent 2009 ‘Buddha Mind – Creative Mind’ weekend event organised by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy at Taplow Court was perhaps even more enjoyable than the previous 2008 event. The weekend explored the links and relationship between … Continue Reading →