Love and Rage: A Dialogue of Liberation with Lama Rod Owens and Mama D Ujuaje Friday 24th July 7-9pm UK time, online

This is a unique opportunity to hear Lama Rod Owens talking about his new book Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger with London-based facilitator and activist Mama D Ujuaje. “We can’t heal what we don’t acknowledge, but acknowledgment can be painful and takes work, so we need effective tools and safe spaces where all feel […]

Online Course – Chris Cullen and Christina Feldman – Starts Monday 18th May

Tricycle magazine are hosting an online course “Universal Empathy: A Fresh Look at the Qualities of the Heart”.  Cultivate four transformative qualities of the heart as pathways of insight and awakening. Kindness, appreciative joy, compassion, and equanimity enrich our lives and allow us to be flourishing, creative, dynamic people. Known in the Buddha’s teaching as the […]

Humanity in Action: Supporting a Safe Haven in Calais, France 14 – 20 May, 2020

This is comprised of two parts: Humanity in Action Retreat: 14 – 17 May, 2020 Meditation in Action retreat facilitated by Nathan Glyde (Gaia House teacher and SanghaSeva co-founder) and Optional Sangha Volunteer Period: 17 – 20 May, 2020 Peer Led Sangha volunteer period. According to the United Nations, there are currently around 26 million refugees […]

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 […]

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/