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Festival of Mind Review

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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THE SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY OF FREDA BEDI

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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What is Shang Shung?

What is Shang Shung? Shang Shung, the name of the Institute, reflects the pre-Buddhist foundations of Tibetan culture and history. The ancient kingdom of Shang Shung once occupied a large area including Western and Northern Tibet with Mount Kailash at its centre. The study of Shang Shung is important if we are to understand the…

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