Some notes on Mindfulness and Buddhism

Some notes on Mindfulness and Buddhism

In the last few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the topic of mindfulness. Many organizations and systems of training, such as Mindfulness Based Stress Relief, have sprung up promoting its benefits and there are many thousands of mindfulness instructors. Yet … many involved are more or less ignorant of any connection between Buddhism and mindfulness.

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Some Notes on Buddhism in the West  - a speech to the Karma Kagyu Meeeting in Bodh Gaya 2017

Some Notes on Buddhism in the West  - a speech to the Karma Kagyu Meeeting in Bodh Gaya 2017

In the last five decades all the major Asian traditions of Buddhism have been growing steadily in the West. Thus, for instance, although the dharma’s presence in Western Europe and North America actually dates back to the nineteenth century, it was the beginning of the 1970’s that saw the first opening of centres dedicated to the four major Tibetan traditions.

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