Podcast interview with Venerable Canda

In this episode, British born Buddhist nun, Venerable Canda, talks about becoming one of the first western women to get full ordination as a nun or Bikkhuni and the uproar it caused in Asia; travelling to India aged just 19 to learn meditation, and spending the next fifteen years there and in Burma practising; and […]

Podcast interview with Yanai Postelnik about his involvement with Extinction Rebellion and Engaged Buddhism

In this episode of the Monk on a Motorbike Podcast internationally respected meditation teacher, Yanai Postelnik talks about Buddhism and breaking the law, his involvement with Extinction Rebellion, getting arrested twice during protests against climate change in London, his spiritual path, living solely on donations from his students, going back to protest whilst on bail, and other […]

Lightness, Compassion… Action!

Mark Ovland’s retreat day Saturday 6th July 2019 This day retreat is for meditators, activists, and anyone drawn to a synthesis of inner and outer practice. We’ll explore together what the Buddhist teachings and precepts mean for us in the context of climate and ecological breakdown, and consider the morality of peacefully breaking the law […]

Talk by Venerable Canda

If you would like to hear a talk by Venerable Canda that she gave on the retreat in May 2019 please click on the link below. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1k1LGNXc4hT7rGx7FlLHtuHSPEDKnJHPY

Yanai Postelnik: Love in the Time of Extinction: Dharma Practice and the Climate Emergency

For those of you interested the connection between activism and dharma here’s the link to a conversation Yanai Postelnik had with Martin Aylward on his experience of non-violent direct action with Extinction Rebellion (through the Worldwide Insight Organisation). https://www.worldwideinsight.org/martin-aylward-31-03-2019/

Dharma and Civil Disobedience: Extinction Rebellion, A Response to Climate Change

Dharma and Civil Disobedience This November Gaia House teachers Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee, Rob Burbea, and Kirsten Kratz, along with many Dharma practitioners from the wider Gaia House community, participated in a series of planned actions of non-violent civil disobedience in London, part of an attempt to galvanize the UK government to urgently implement a […]

Sunday Sangha Social Meet-ups for 2019

Sunday Sangha Meetings for 2019 – 11am to 2pm Sunday 13th January  -St Margaret’s Institute 30 Polstead Rd, Oxford OX2 6TN Sunday 10th February – Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Road, Oxford OX4 3NH Sunday 10th March – Florence Park Community Centre Sunday 14th April – Florence Park Community Centre Sunday 19th May – St […]