Buddhafield
Buddhafield

At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

By Dayajoti on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

By Dayajoti on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

Come and join Buddhafield for our big winter event! A spacious, month-long journey through the Six Elements of earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness.  We will meet them in our daily lives, wherever we find ourselves.  You can dip in as much or as little as you’d like. 

There’s a wonderful programme of meditation; bodywork; dharma and other talks; workshops, poetry, music and dance.  Regular emails to participants and a Facebook Event page. 

This event...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 16:08

No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 16:08

Srimala has played a crucial part in the life of the Triratna Buddhist Order – as Public and Private Preceptor, as College Member, and as beloved friend to so many. What many people may not know about her is that for years now she has been writing poems about her life, about living at Maes Gwyn in Wales, about her family and friends, about her partner Subhuti, and about hedgehogs, toast and the lack of marmalade.

So we’re celebrating...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

The Light Within Online Retreat: 18th - 20th December

By Dayajoti on Thu, 19 Nov, 2020 - 13:02

The Light Within Online Retreat: 18th - 20th December

By Dayajoti on Thu, 19 Nov, 2020 - 13:02

Buddhafield Online Retreat with Akuppa, Dayajoti & Others

As the longest night approaches, so an opportunity to see the bright light within arises. Our ability to shine out into the world depends on the inner work that we do. All that we need is possible when we can accept both the brightness and the dark.

Join Akuppa, Dayajoti and others for this weekend, at-home retreat to explore the light within. Meditations, movement practice and kula groups will take place throughout the weekend supported by...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Heart of Glass: How to Live and Help in a World that Breaks Your Heart

By Suddhayu on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 15:24

Heart of Glass: How to Live and Help in a World that Breaks Your Heart

By Suddhayu on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 15:24

Sundays, 10am-11am EST, Nov 8th–Dec 27th

One of the beautiful mysteries of kindness, is that through our vulnerability we become stronger. Fear, hatred and craving contract the heart and leave us feeling heavy, in pain and exhausted. Kindness frees us, and brings the energy and courage to face life’s difficulties. Kindness opens the door to friendship and community. Through kindness we learn that we are not alone in this, that we can embody the best qualities of our humanity, and that...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Job opportunity: Finance & Systems Director

We’re looking for a talented individual to join our team and Board of Directors as Finance & Systems Director. Could it be you?

Full time

£16,926 (or £19,565 if you live in Greater London) (the UK Real Living Wage)

Plus needs-based supplement for dependents, 8 week’s leave, £1,500 retreat allowance, and pension contributions

Open to applications from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Closing date 30th September 2020

Interviews: week beginning 12th October 2020-09-07

Start date: December 2020/January 2021

FutureDharma Fund

In the last five years FutureDharma has grown to support...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Big Problems, Big Compassion | the inner and outer work of spiritual transformation and social change

By Suddhayu on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 15:08

Big Problems, Big Compassion | the inner and outer work of spiritual transformation and social change

By Suddhayu on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 15:08

Big Problems, Big Compassion | the inner and outer work of spiritual transformation and social change

A five week course on Zoom, Monday evenings 6:30-8pm (EST), Sept 21-Oct 19

Book this course here

The Buddhist tradition is rich in teachings that help to work with suffering and difficult mental states. The First Noble Truth of the Buddha’s teaching is that life is inherently difficult. We are currently living through events that affect most of us in painful ways. Whether we have been...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Saturday 8 August 14:00 - 15:30

Coming together in ‘real’ life for the first time in months! A socially distant gathering in Highbury Fields, close to the NLBC, near the end of Fieldway Crescent. Brief led movement or activities and time to connect with each other. Please bring your own drink, clothing for British summer weather, and something to sit on.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Become One Person, Become No Person

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:43

Become One Person, Become No Person

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:43

North London Buddhist Centre Budcast talk, 11:30, Saturday 8 August.

Nandaraja (pictured) will explain how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha’s 8-fold Path.

He writes: “Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

By Maitrimati on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

By Maitrimati on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

How can we hold sorrow and joy - in ourselves, others and the world?  We may hold one aspect more in the light, the other more in shadow, however we need to embrace both to be fully alive.  With Tara as our guide - seated in meditation, stepping out into the world, fearless, wise and full of compassion - we can develop our own budding faculties of love, delight, compassion, ease and equanimity.  These can then become much needed offerings...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

19:00, 3 August 

Marking the mid-point between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, Lammas is a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. The word ‘Lammas’ is derived from ‘loaf mass’, and indicates how central and honoured is the first loaf from the first harvested grain.

Our puja, led by Lalitaraja, will celebrate the mythic Buddha Ratnasambhava, who is associated with generosity and abundance.  If you wish, bring props for our ritual: a broom, mint, green and/or gold ribbon, fresh baked bread.
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