|So-Wide Space March 2012|
|Report from Richard Gombrich|
|Centre for Applied Buddhism|
|OCBS Student Grant|
|His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa|
|Visit of Dr. Lobsang Rapgay|
|Volunteers at the OCBS|
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.
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