Festival of Mind Review

Jun 20, 2018 | 0

The contemporary cult of mindfulness is in the vanguard of the spread of Buddhism in the modern world. In the UK, it is even sponsored by the state, in the form of free mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on the National Health Service. There are two university departments – in Oxford and in Bangor, North…

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Apr 7, 2018 | 0

11th – 13th May 2018 FESTIVAL OF THE MIND Mindfulness: Past, Present & Future We would like to invite you to our first ‘Festival of Mind’ to examine mindfulness from a range of traditional & contemporary perspectives. We will look at the value of mindfulness and it’s possible future applications in the West with a…

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Losar Lungtas 2018

Feb 19, 2018 | 0

Happy Tibetan New Year of the Earth Dog! On the 18th February 2018 thousands of flags, after being blessed, were hoisted in the sacred valley of Dollu, Pharping, Nepal. Many thanks for your participation in support of the cultural activities of the Shang Shung Institute UK and we wish you a wonderful year to come!…

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Oct 2, 2017 | 0

WORKSHOPS A Moving Meditation – Sacred Dance Workshop Saturday 7th October 11am – 1pm During this workshop, Cindy will introduce this unique movement practice, which is both a means of harmonising our energy and a complete path to enlightenment. Participants will have a chance to begin some of the movements and incantations. Cindy Faulkner has…

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SSIUK Events Programme 2017-2018

Sep 11, 2017 | 0
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Aug 27, 2017 | 3

Excerpt From: THE SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY OF FREDA BEDI: England, India, Burma, Sikkim & Beyond. published by Shang Shung Editions in September 2017. Author: Naomi Levine CHAPTER ONE A Conscious Death I met Freda Bedi not in her life but in her death. From the little I knew, I imagined her an English memsahib, a vestige…

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Aug 18, 2017 | 1

INSIGHT TOURS REPORT Author: Will Shea Full Photo Gallery: Click Here We arrived at the end of July and for the first two days we stayed in the southwestern city of Chengdu, (population around 14 million) to rest and adjust to the time zone after our long flights. The city has its charms, with a…

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Buddhist Burma Tour Report

Jul 26, 2017 | 0

Buddhist Burma 2015 On January 16 the twelve brave souls on the maiden trip organised by the Shang Shung Institute UK, met up at Yangon international airport. For the next ten days we visited ancient royal palaces, temples and pagodas, dusty modern downtowns, caves filled with statues, idyllic Lake Inley and the magnificent Irrawady river,…

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Ladakh 2015 – An Insight

Jul 26, 2017 | 0

LADAKH TOUR 2015 – An Insight… by Jamyang Oliphant and Maria Jimena Navarra Lake on the way to Nubra valley Due to its remoteness, Ladakh has preserved a very traditional and unique way of life. In fact there is a Ladakhi proverb which says: “The land is so barren and the passes so high that…

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