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Series Launch: ‘Getting Real’ featuring Paramananda

Published on Aug 17th 2020, in News

The Buddhist Centre Online have launched the ‘Getting Real’ series featuring Paramananda and Viveka on YouTube, also available on Facebook and Vimeo.

Viveka is the former Chair of the San Francisco Buddhist Center, a dynamic and popular meditation teacher and retreat leader, with profound experience in the arena of social justice work. Paramananda from London is the founder of the San Francisco Buddhist Center, a successful author and renowned meditation teacher.

Their long-standing friendship will hold these soulful conversations. Sparked off by a poem they will reflect together on meditation and Dharma practice in the world we inhabit, with all its beauties and sorrows. We’ll finish each session with a short meditation. A captivating, heartening and imaginative space awaits…

Series One

Episode 1: I’ll Meet You There

This is the first in a series of four conversations between Viveka and Paramananda. This week’s episode features the poem “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing” by Rumi (version by Coleman Barks).

Episode 2: Postscript

This is the second in a series of four conversations between Viveka and Paramananda. This week’s episode features the poem “Postscript” by Seamus Heaney.

Episode 3: I Don’t Know What Will Kill Us First

This is the third in a series of four conversations between Viveka and Paramananda. This week’s episode features the poem “I Don’t Know What Will Kill Us First: The Race War or What We’ve Done to the Earth” by Fatimah Asghar.

Episode 4: Ayiasma

Ayiasma

This is the fourth in a series of four conversations between Viveka and Paramananda. This week’s episode features the poem “Ayiasma”.

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