Author: Vishvapani

Entering the Buddha’s Realm

The Buddha and his teaching are very down to earth, but his perspective also expresses is very strange and quite beyond anything we already know. This can also become a vivid element of our experience through the experience of liberation, particularly by breaking what Buddhism calls ‘the fetters’

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Religious Responses to Wilderness (Beyond Belief on BBC Radio 4)

I am one of three speakers on this BBC radio 4 discussion programme on the spiritual significance of wilderness. Listen Here’s the text from the bbc.co.uk: The Christian season of Lent is a time for recalling the forty days and nights spent by Jesus in the wilderness at the beginning of his ministry. In other faiths too the wilderness is a place of refuge, self- discovery, temptation and joy. Joining Ernie Rea to discuss the idea and experience of the wilderness are the Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, the Buddhist writer Vishvapani, and Laura Feldt, associate Professor in...

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