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A Question of Ethics

In advance of his October online seminar series on ethics, How to live, what to do? Buddhism and Five Ethical Dilemmas, John Peacock reflects on some of the key questions of the course: Is there a big current ethical issue that particularly occupies your attention? I...

Jaya Rudgard – an introduction to chanting

With our first home chanting retreat taking place this December, teacher Jaya Rudgard gives us an insight into this ancient and supportive practice: What do you feel that a chanting practice gives you? “Chanting gives me a sense of direct connection to a...

Recommended summer reading from the faculty 2023

Books in English: bell hooks: All About Love, New Vision 2016 This book is an essential inspiration towards cultivating the dharma of relationships.  It is filled with striking passages relevant to a life of practice: “Knowing how to be solitary is central to...

In Memory of Gary Born

Gary Born, a Trustee of Bodhi College, passed away suddenly on 21st April 2022.  Gary’s love of the dharma was a passion in his life, to which he brought boundless enthusiasm and generosity. Gary was a tremendous contributor to so many groups of people, as a very...

Recommended Summer Reading 2022

      Bhikkhu Anālayo: Developments in Buddhist Meditation Traditions. The Interplay Between Theory & Practice, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies: Barre, Massachusetts, 2022. Pdf available here. This is a great, scholarly book for those who are curious to...

Teacher Training Programme – completion announcement

In January, 2022, 29 experienced practitioners from around the world completed the Bodhi College Teacher Training Programme. These are people who were invited into the programme by senior teachers who, through personal contact with them, acknowledged their potential...

Samsara: Teachers’ thoughts

Two of our Samsara – or How to Stop Going Around in Circles course teachers, Yuka Nakamura and Stephen Batchelor, share some of the thoughts behind the course, which starts on 3 March 2022. You can read more about the course and register here.   Why did you...

Uposatha Sangha interview

Building our practice community – fortnightly ritual with the lunar cycle The Bodhi College Uposatha Sangha begins in January 2022. This new offering for 2022 will be led by Chris Cullen, Yuka Nakamura and Jaya Rudgard. We checked in with Jaya to hear what inspired...

Recommended summer reading 2021

  Christoph Köck Susan Blackmore: Consciousness, A very short Introduction, Oxford University Press 2005 “This – I wouldn’t call ‘short’ – book, is a fine introduction to a subject that has been discussed for a very long time. Susan Blackmore herself...

Sustaining ourselves in 2020

A reflection on the Covid19 pandemic by Martine Batchelor   In March 2020 when the virus struck the world and confinement started in France, I felt that all the years of practice we did prepared us for such a strange time. It seemed it could become a time for...

Suggested summer reading from the faculty 2020

Hoping to spend time reading in the sunshine this summer? Here are some recent book recommendations from our faculty:   Stephen Batchelor: The Art of Solitude, Yale University Press, 2020 Stephens lovely and moving book reminds us of the freedom and sufficiency...

An extract from Embracing Extinction

An essay by Stephen Batchelor Being in lockdown during this pandemic allows us a breathing space to consider the tragic absurdity of our existence. By letting the chatter of our fears and anxieties subside, we can hear the inner silence of our soul. As we breathe more...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) response from Bodhi College

Bodhi College is here to serve the wellbeing of all through the particular contribution we can make through our programme. We hope you are keeping safe and well through the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are monitoring the advice of the WHO, the NHS and other...