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OCBS News May 2012 - CFAB

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Report from Richard Gombrich
Visit of HH the Gyalwang Drukpa
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The Centre for Applied Buddhism


On Saturday 31st March 2012 the Centre for Applied Buddhism was launched at Taplow Court. This is a centre for investigation into contemporary ideas and their relationship with Buddhist philosophy.

Jamie Cresswell, director of the Centre for Applied Buddhism (who can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), explained that the new centre has been set up to continue, and expand on, the work of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy-UK, which closed last year.

“We will focus on Buddhism and its application to people’s lives in order to understand and develop our place in the modern world; looking at topics such as psychotherapy, war and peace, economics, science, the digital world, creativity, the environment, ethics, gender and sexuality,” he said.

A new website will be up and running by end-May (

The large library built up over the years will carry on its broad brief: collecting material on all aspects of Asian cultures, religions and philosophies, as well as western philosophies, where relevant. There is a lending library too, open to all who subscribe. Please contact Sarah Norman, their librarian, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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