Amitajyoti and her stall | Image © Mim Saxl Photography 2012
It’s wonderful for my child to witness that people can be (respectfully) uninhibited without the need for drugs or alcohol!
The Amida Trust, a dedicated Pureland Sangha and network of spiritually inclined ordinary people from many orientations.
The Eco-Dharma Centre in the Catalan Pyrenees, offering courses, events and retreats which support the realisation of our human potential and the development of an ecological consciousness.
Network of Engaged Buddhists (NEB) representing a range of Buddhist groups, welcoming those who don’t consider themselves Buddhists but who are interested in the ideas and practice of Engaged Buddhism.
Tariki Tariki Trust is a community of people who believe that Buddhism is something which we live, not simply a practice to be done in limited time slots during a busy day. Tariki Trust is a community of people who are interested in learning, ideas, creativity and social responsibility. We believe in practising through concern for others and engagement with life in all its forms. In paticular we find that Buddhism offers a psychological and spiritual analysis of the human condition which speaks to both personal and professional contexts.The name Tariki means 'other-power' in Japanese, a fundamental concept in Pureland Buddhism. As such it is the basis for Other-Centred Approach, the model of psychology which underpins the psychotherapy taught on Tariki courses. Other-centred work is itself flexible, suggesting an attitude of engagement and encounter rather than introversion, so it leads us to embrace many fields of involvement and cultural activities as well as the narrowly therapeutic.
Centre for Applied Buddhism The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies promotes the academic study of Buddhist texts, societies, theories and practices within the University. It is a Recognised Independent Centre (RIC) of the University of Oxford and was established in 2004. The OCBS also aims to promote understanding of the importance of Buddhist insights across a wide range of academic disciplines; and to work in partnership with leading institutions to apply approaches derived from studying Buddhism to contemporary issues. The OCBS also aims to promote understanding of the importance of Buddhist insights across a wide range of academic disciplines; and to work in partnership with leading institutions to apply approaches derived from studying Buddhism to contemporary issues
Therapeutic Horsemanship is one of a range of activities where people learn about themselves, others and the world through their interaction with horses. A relationship based on trust, leadership and tranquility facilitates rewarding horse-human interaction. The approach taken by Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship can be described as ‘natural horsemanship’ as both horse and person are simultaneously learner and teacher. The benefits of horse-human interaction are particularly felt by people for whom self-esteem, trust and confidence has posed challenges. The team will being their 19 year old horse called Jake and cart and offer Horseshoe painting workshops.
The Occupy Movement.
Alan Bedrock & Chris Hyde aim to increase awareness about the problems that plastic bags create environmentally. We give away many colourful and unusual bags collected from jumble sales as an encouragement. We will also have a discussion space and information about animal welfare, particularly around dairy farming and sea conservation.