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BHIKKHU BODHI FACES
A GREAT DIVIDE
Prominent U.S. Pali translator contrasts 'Classical' and 'Secular' Buddhisms
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The University of South Wales is about to offer a module in Pali language as part of their MA in Buddhist Studies, but open to all.
A groundbreaking new educational centre which will be offering residential courses and study programmes across Europe, Bodhi Institute will integrate early Buddhist theory with practice, with a view to understanding and applying these teachings in a contemporary context.
You are invited to attend a meeting of those teaching and facilitating mindfulness throughout New Zealand. We are fortunate to have a wide range of attendees including those with experience in traditional mindfulness practices, and those teaching mindfulness with children, in mental health settings, in business and with the general public.
A neuropsychologist and the author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, Rick Hanson was in New Zealand during January 2015 to give a talk in Auckland and teach full day workshops in Wellington and Christchurch.
I’ve been meditating regularly for a couple of years, firstly with an insight meditation group and more recently with the Simply Meditation secular Buddhist group in Wellington, and have been teaching Mindfulness Meditation for a year with Mindfulness Works gaining in confidence and experience in the process. In the middle of last year I decided I’d like to create something which went a little further than the Mindfulness Works courses. The course I designed runs over four Wednesday evenings from Wednesday February 11 at Wellington High School as part of their Community Education programme.
“People who haven’t tried to meditate have very little sense that their minds are noisy at all. And when you tell them that they’re thinking every second of the day, it generally doesn’t mean anything to them.
Mindfulness based training for health professionals – training mindfulness practice in a secular setting
Over the weekend of the fourth to the sixth of October, Glenn Wallis (Roshi, of Dunedin, not the translator) and I, Jim Hegarty, ran a mindfulness training course for health professionals in Auckland.
I invite anyone within the community to feel free to contact me (via email or on this forum) with questions around my support of children and parents in mindful practice and philosophy.
I am intending to organise a seven day insight dialogue meditation retreat in New Zealand on 22 February 2014 at Te Moata on the Coromandel peninsula. At the moment, I am wanting expressions of interest so I can get an idea of numbers.
This time it’s in Sydney and organised by Sydney Insight Meditators. Taking place on the weekend of 22 and 23 June, it will be at the Well-Aware-Ness Centre at 14 Ridge Street, North Sydney.