Genuine Women’s Liberation – Personal Evolution for Social Revolution
with Ondy Willson
In this public talk for International Women’s Day 2018 Buddhist teacher and practitioner Ondy Willson will share teachings and methods from Tibetan Buddhism for releasing the mental habits and conditioning that keep women from realising their full potential.
Contemporary attitudes and behaviour towards women can be transformed through Buddhist practice. Many feminine attributes are seen as soft or weak, yet it is in these very qualities in both women and men, that can help create a more harmonious world and balance the so called ‘masculine’ qualities the currently dominate.
We think that it is external attitudes that prevent us from flourishing and finding genuine personal fulfillment, but Buddhism teaches that everything starts from the internal view we have of ourselves, and the power of our own minds.
If you make compromises to suit others, or find yourself questioning your life and your role and wonder why some women get so fed up, then join us for a stimulating and challenging evening.
In this talk Ondy will explore ways to appreciate and learn how to develop your feminine qualities, understand your ‘self’ better and develop and trust your intuition to support profound positive change. You will also hear about some great Buddhist women role models and how by developing ourselves we can help change society! After the talk there will be time for Q&A’s and refreshments.
Book for this public talk by clicking on the ‘Book’ button above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested donation £6
Classes and public talks are offered for free at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds so as many people as possible can benefit. We do not get grants and all donations made go towards running the Centre. You can donate on the evening or online by clicking the link on the right.
Ondy Willson has been a Dharma practitioner since 1979, and established Yeshe Buddhist Group (YBG) in Cumbria in 2001. She has served as a FPMT Touring Teacher since 2007, has taught on a variety of topics in the UK and internationally; from evening talks and weekend courses to leading longer Buddhist deity retreats. Ondy has also taught the 10 day introductory and intermediate Buddhist courses at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India and Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India and will lead an introductory Buddhism course at Land of Joy retreat Centre in Northumberland in Summer 2018.
Ondy specialises in making the Buddhist teachings accessible and relevant to contemporary life. Having developed a Mindfulness Based Mind Training Programme that encapsulates Buddhist Psychology in a secular framework, she has extensive experience of delivering teaching and training to professional, public sector and private organisations, as well as in Dharma (Buddhist) settings. Trained as a Drama teacher, Ondy has been teaching since 1976 and says that she still has plenty of Drama (and Dharma) left in her.
Based at: Yeshe Buddhist Study Group, Cumbria and Qualified to teach or support: Discovering Buddhism and Mindfulness Based Mind Training