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March 02, 2006

Programme information

4th Living Buddhism Conference

   27th – 30th April 2006

. LEARNING FREEDOM .
A conference on Liberative and Transformative Experience

On our tenth anniversary, Amida Trust is delighted to be hosting the 4th Living Buddhism Conference in our home village of Narborough, Leicestershire, England. The conference starts on Thursday 27th April from 5.00pm and ends on Sunday 30th April at 3.30pm. Registration and all plenary events will be in the Parish Centre, Desford Rd, two minutes walk from The Buddhist House. You can attend the full conference or come on a day basis. Thursday and Fridays evening talks can be attended separately

In addition to plenary sessions, each of which will consist of a keynote speaker with respondent, there will be more than 20 workshop sessions on a wide variety of topics, including St. Francis and the Buddha; Education as a tool for social change; Campaigning for animal rights; Building community through the arts. We can also look forward to evening entertainment on Saturday and excellent vegetarian food.

Speakers and topics include:

The community and the individual – whose liberation?

Dharmavidya (David Brazier) on Meta-community and Metta community

Mary Midgley - respondent

Liberation - working inside and outside formal education systems

Maitrisara on Liberate the Teacher: Stories of a Feral Educator

Prasada (Caroline Brazier) – respondent

Freedom to draw from different wells – experiences of Interfaith Dialogue

Elizabeth Harris on Drawing from Different Wells: a Buddhist-Christian Exploration

Sundari (Gina Clayton) – respondent

Thursday evening panel: Modgala Duguid (India project) John Zulu (Zambia project) and others.

Friday evening public lecture: Mary Midgley on Does Gaia Take Revenge?

The plenary speakers

Dharmavidya, David Brazier is head of the Amida School and Order, author of several books on Buddhism.

Elizabeth Harris is National Secretary for inter-faith relations in the Methodist Church and author of books on Buddhism and Buddhist–Christian relations.

Maitrisara is an FWBO order member and facilitator of Reflect-Action, an internationally used approach to adult education and social change inspired by the work of Paulo Freire.

Mary Midgley is “a philosopher who likes to try and find connections between science and the life of the spirit”.  She is the author of many books on moral philosophy.

Prasada, Caroline Brazier is the head of educational work in Amida Trust and author of Buddhist Psychology.

Sundari, Gina Clayton is a chaplain in the Amida Order and a human rights law teacher.  Her ministry is developing work with faith groups and refugees.

More details can be found at: http://www.buddhistpsychology.info/conference.html

To book: Email: conference@amidatrust.com                 Phone: +44 (0)116 2867476

Write to: The 4th Living Buddhism Conference, The Buddhist House, 12 Coventry Road, Narborough, Leicestershire LE19 2GR UK

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