Working together for a better world...
With Don de Silva
Mindfulness and meditation are used widely in the world today. But, how did these practices come about? Using authenticated Early Buddhist Texts, this session will focus on the Buddhist foundations of mindfulness. It will present some examples of the Buddha’s teachings and practices on mindfulness, particularly the vital links between mindfulness, values and sustainable living; examples of techniques used by the Buddha help individuals to move from grief and despair to care and compassion; the modern beginnings of mindfulness and its spread across the world; and the potential of mindfulness for dealing existential threats, such as climate change and COVID-19.
Time: 22nd October 2.00-4.00
Place: online by Zoom
Cost: £15 (carries 2hrs credit for students registered on Ten Directions training in ecotherapy)
Booking: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don de Silva is an environmentalist, journalist, author, Buddhist Chaplain, and trainer. He worked as a senior official with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and implemented effective global media campaigns to create awareness about sustainable development and has participated in creating new forms of environmental diplomacy. A certified mindfulness trainer, he focusses on the Buddhist foundations of mindfulness, particularly its relevance to sustainable living. Presently a university mentor, he has worked in chaplaincy, delivering sessions on areas, such as mindfulness and confidence building, reducing stress and anxiety, mindful learning and speaking. Through the Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum, he has delivered sessions on faith, environment and justice; responding to climate change and COVID 19; and Buddhism and Action..
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