Sunday, 1 November 2009

Poetry Prize Won by Buddhist

The Keats-Shelley prize, an annual award for the best poem on a Romantic theme, has for the first time this year gone to an explicitly Buddhist poet, DH Maitreyabandhu.
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The reason that I mention this is that we, the West Wight Sangha, have just started an experimental study course using Maitreyabandhu's latest book "Life with full attention". The course is on mindfulness, the experimental part is that we are attempting to undertake it as a group. We have delved into our funds (those Dana contributions keep building up!) and purchased copies for all of us. The knack is going to be in coordinating our efforts and keeping us all on track. To that end we have decided to take two weeks to cover each weekly section of the course so that even if a member misses attending meetings for a week or two we can still discuss and interact. I'll let you know how we get on.

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