Author: Vishvapani

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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Mindfulness in Westminster on PM (BBC Radio 4 News)

Here is a clip of a news programme on PM, the BBC Radio 4 afternoon news programme describing the mindfulness courses that have been running in Westminster for MPs and Lords. Listen Now This is the first mainstream coverage of the courses I know of other than a blog on The Huffington Post. A similar course is also mooted for The Senedd in wales. Another dimension of what is happening in Westminster is the exploration of policy applications of mindfulness. An All Party Parliamentary Mindfulness Group will launch soon, while the Wellbeing APPG will shortly be holding a session on...

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