The Centre for Applied Buddhism
We would like to bring you details of a new initiative from our colleagues at the Institute of Oriental Philosophy – the launch of a new ‘Centre for Applied Buddhism’.
"The time is right to embark on a new venture investigating Applied Buddhism in all its aspects. The application of Buddhism in people’s daily lives, the interaction of Buddhism with contemporary society and the dialogue with psychology, science, philosophy, creativity and many other areas.
This new centre will continue and develop the work that has previously been carried out within the Institute of Oriental Philosophy-UK which is now closing down.
In recent years the IOP-UK had increasingly become involved in the work of making Buddhism more widely accessible through its programme of ‘Creative Awakening’ seminars. The new centre will develop this work through an innovative programme of events, seminars and conferences open to all and covering areas such as environmental issues, war, economics, politics and science in relation to Buddhism.
The IOP-UK’s academic work will continue within the Centre for Applied Buddhism as will the development of the Library with its wonderful collection of books on Buddhism and related subjects.
The centre will be based at Taplow Court near Maidenhead, just thirty minutes by train from London and with easy airport accessibility.”
There will be a launch event for the new Centre at Taplow on 31st March at 2.30pm.
Speakers will include Michele Lamb from SGI-UK, Maitrisara from the Triratna Buddhist Order and Ven. Amaranatho a Theravadin monk who now lives as an alms mendicant.
If you wish to attend or for more information please contact Val Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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