This week we’re pleased to announce a new podcast episode and our plans for Buddhafield.

New podcast episode

In February this year, we published a memoir by a man diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer. That man is Devamitra, and his book, Entertaining Cancer, covers his remarkable story of working with his mind through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

In this podcast episode Dhammamegha interviews Devamitra to learn more about the man behind the cancer journey, and finds out what conditioned his strength of character, and his Buddhist practice.

After a period of remission, Devamitra’s cancer has returned, and in this forthright and often unexpected conversation he talks about facing uncertainty, death and the beauty and love that can come from meeting ill health fully. It’s a longer listen than usual, so sit back and enjoy.

Listen to the new podcast episode on our website, Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, or Spotify.

Our stall at Buddhafield last year, with volunteers Sarah and Chris. This year’s stall will be bigger and better!

Buddhafield

The 2022 Buddhafield Festival is on next week, from Wednesday, July 13 to Sunday, July 17. Each year, the festival is centred around a particular theme, and this year’s theme is ‘Seeds of the Heart’.

‘Sowing seeds, and cultivating wisdom and loving-kindness in the heart, are both offerings to the future. Whether poppy seed or acorn, a moment’s generosity or a lifetime’s practice, what we nurture will bear fruit, for us and for others’.

From the Buddhafield Festival Programme

A stall for Windhorse Publications

Windhorse Publications will have a stall at Buddhafield again this year, selling a selection of our books. It will be run by three generous volunteers: Frances, Rowan and Vilasamuni. If you’re attending the festival, please do swing by the stall and say hello.

A talk by Dhammamegha

Our Publishing Director, Dhammamegha, will be giving a talk at Buddhafield this year, entitled ‘Seeding Community’. How can we equip ourselves to co-operate in collective action and play? How do we work with negative emotions and polarised views? Dhammamegha will look at the tender and necessary ground for sustained community building. The talk is scheduled for midday on Sunday, in the Dharma Parlour.