Vimalasara (Valerie Mason-John) is the co founder of the Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery MBAR program and co author of 8 step recovery using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction.
On this evening Vimalasara will be exploring why we meditate. She will also go into an inquiry into people's experience of meditation.
Vimalasara is an inspirational public speaker and master trainer in the field of conflict transformation, leadership and mindfulness. She is the award winning author of 8 books, and is the co-founder of Eight Step Recovery – Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction, an alternative to the 12 steps programs for addiction. Since the publication of the book by Windhorse Publications in 2013, it has won the Best USA Book awards 2014 and Best International book Award 2015 in the self motivational and self help category.
She also is also one of the leading African Descent voices in the field of Mindfulness and Addiction, and trains professionals to working in the field of addiction all over the world.
TEDx talk by Vimalasara
Let’s Talk About Anger by Vimalasara
Dharma night is suitable for those who would like to learn more about Buddhism. It is also a popular night for regular friends to drop in and practice together. If you are a beginner but can't get to/or have just started one of our meditation classes, you are still welcome to come and join in.
The usual program for the evening is a talk on some aspect of Buddhism, tea break, then group meditation to end the evening.