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Practice and Conversation with Paramananda

Sunday July 14 , 7:30 pm Saturday July 20 , 9:00 pm

7 Online Sessions – Guided Meditation, Poetry, Embodied Buddhist Practice, Q&A

Join us again for an opportunity to engage in practice with one of the leading meditation teachers within Triratna, with special guest Paramananda – author of several books on meditation, including his recent title, “The Myth of Meditation“.

With his deeply grounded approach to Buddhist meditation and practice, Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we experience ourselves, and the way in which we see and ‘be’ in the world. He guides us in rooting meditative experience in the body, turning towards whatever comes up in a kindly and intelligent way, and seeing through to another way of understanding and being in the world.

Don’t miss this chance to practice with sangha online, and receive input from an experienced meditation teacher, including guided sessions, poetry, presentations, and Q&A sessions with Paramananda, as we delve into the depths of Buddhist practice together, right from the comfort of your own home.

Daily sessions from Sunday 14 July – Saturday 20 July/ 7:30pm – 9:00pm AEST

Online in Zoom/ Open to everyone

Booking Essential: $140 Waged / $90 Concession or Partial Attendance

Attend any or all sessions in Zoom. This event will be recorded and made available to watch later if you miss a session, with additional resources available for those wishing to go deeper.

About Paramananda

Paramananda is an inspirational and much loved Buddhist teacher who has written a number of books on Buddhism and the craft of meditation, including ‘Change Your Mind’‘A Deeper Beauty’, and most recently ‘The Myth of Meditation: Restoring Imaginal Ground through Embodied Buddhist Practice’.

He worked for a number of years as a psychiatric social worker and did voluntary work in the community for the Samaritans, in drug detox, and in a hospice. In 1983 he came into contact with the Triratna Buddhist Order and two years later was ordained within the Order itself. Having co-founded the San Francisco Buddhist Center, Paramananda is now based in West London where his time is dedicated to teaching.

Paramananda reading from memory the poem ‘The Distribution of Happiness’ by Robert Hass.