Connecting with us on Zoom, Lorna Edwards first met secular dharma through secular mindfulness, both as a student and as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. She became curious. During 2015 she found herself searching for secular dharma teachings, and heard about the launch of Bodhi College. During 2016–7 she attended the two year Bodhi College course, Secular dharma: study, practice and community.
She is a core member of the Cardiff secular dharma group, which will be formally launched with its first meeting later in January. Lorna writes that the purpose of the group is ‘a wish to take forward the teachings’. They will start off working with After Buddhism: a workbook together.
Lorna is also in the process of setting up a sitting group in the village where she lives, 18 km north of Cardiff. In her work as a systemic and family psychotherapist, she says she is deeply influenced by secular dharma study and practice.
You can hear what Lorna had to say, and the conversation we all had with her here: