Saturday, 8 December 2007

Meditation Day MOD Main Building-Whitehall

Dear all,

On Monday the 17th of December 07 from 10:00-1600 we will be having a full day of meditation as the culmination of Lunch time meditation sessions we have had throughout the year. This is the second one of these and from now on this event has been sanctioned by the trainding manager as a Day Meditation Workshop which will take place several times of the year. This would be a great opportunity to decompress your stress and make yourself ready for the New Year!. As such this will be treated as a duty course and I am sure your line managers will support you and even encourage you to do it.

If you are around London or even if not pl join us. The deadline to register for the course is Monday the 10th of Dec.

Thanks for all those who responded already.

Best wishes.


Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Annual Buddhist Community Conference 08

Dear all,

I hope this finds you in good health.

I have now managed to secure dates for our Buddhist Community Conference 08. The dates are May 21-23 2008. Pl pencil it in your diaries and I will be sending you invitations to you nearing the dates. The news is this time the Buddhist numbers have gone up significantly (in thousands now!) compared to earlier (hundreds). So pl make sure you get your application in advance so that your place will be secured. This time we are planning a day retreat at a Monastery.

Those of you are moving around a lot pl make sure you send me an email so that I can book you a place in advance. The maximum number that can be accommodated is 50 @ the Amport House. Sunil

Visit to Buddhist Places of Worship in Nepal India Sri Lanka

Dear all,

I just wanted to let you know how I spent my Summer holidays. I went to Nepal to appoint the first ever Buddhist "Religious Teachers" and was there for 10 days. We suceeded to appoint two good RTs and I met so many Nepali Buddhist in Kathmandu and visited many beautiful Buddhist sites: Bauddhanat, Swayambhunath, Pokra, Lumbini and many more Gumbas. T

he most exciting news was now the Buddhists in Nepal are becoming freer to express their idnetity unlike before. Before it was a "Hindu Kingdom" and officially all had to be Hindus whether they like it or not. Thanks to the chaning world things are fast changing.

Though Kathmandu is highly poluted city Rural Nepal is such a beautiful country and people are so friendly and hospitable too. I have a lot to tell you about their Buddhist upbringing etc. which I will tell you in my next writing.