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Raising the Roof

Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 - 15:52

Raising the Roof

Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 - 15:52

Wow, racing into week 3. First thing Monday morning, timber for the roof supports was delivered and the workmen were immediately on the case, fixing up new purlins. Maybe you don’t know what purlins are, neither did we until recently. But we can all be assured now that we’ve got new ones. Many of the old timbers were very old, weakened and in some cases charred (historical fire), so have been removed and the remaining timbers, reinforced. As soon as...

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Opening up the Space, Bringing in the Sky

Mon, 6 Feb, 2017 - 17:13

Opening up the Space, Bringing in the Sky

Mon, 6 Feb, 2017 - 17:13

We’ve come to the end of week 2 and things are moving fast. New skylight windows are appearing, bringing in the sky, a wall has vanished into space, leaving – more space. Every day brings more decisions – some large, some detailed

After much discussion with the builders, the structural engineer and the building control inspector we have had to modify our initial idea for the ceiling in the shrine room for many technical reasons, (in layman’s term-...

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We have lift off !!

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 16:06

We have lift off !!

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 16:06

We certainly set off like a rocket the first week. Scaffolding was up on day 1, so we were able to have the health and safety inspection, and start removing the corrugated iron roof, on day 2. Unfortunately, removing the roof materials, showed us what a poor state, the wooden structure underneath, was in.

Crisis !? Yes, but, a crisis made easier by the relaxed nature of our lovely contractors 2SS, who reassured us that most of the damaged timber we saw,...

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The shrine project, the story so far ........

Sat, 28 Jan, 2017 - 14:17

The shrine project, the story so far ........

Sat, 28 Jan, 2017 - 14:17

On Monday 23rd January 2017, Vijayasri and myself were so happy to finally be able to say that the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Appeal, was coming to fruition. With a planned start date of a few months ago, it has been understandable for people visiting, to feel that nothing has been happening. We can assure you that there has been so much going on behind the scenes, trying to get this project off the ground. We plan on providing a regular blog...

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BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH AT THE CROYDON BUDDHIST CENTRE 2016

Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 15:57

BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH AT THE CROYDON BUDDHIST CENTRE 2016

Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 15:57

THEME : the theme will be TRANSFORMING SELF AND WORLD echoing our Sangha Morning class theme which is balancing transformation of self through exploring the Seven Fold PUJA with themes of transforming the world mainly through Buddhist Action Month.

CENTRE ACTIVITIES
Activities will mainly be focused on Saturday morning classes:

4th June : Amarapuspa will introduce Buddhist Action Month including the possibility of taking a precept for the month....

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Carol Robertson

Hidden Gems Office Appeal

Mon, 29 Feb, 2016 - 21:33

Hidden Gems Office Appeal

Mon, 29 Feb, 2016 - 21:33

Hidden Gems Needs You!
The heart of the Hidden Gems charity shop project is in our basement office, where we share tears, tea and our inspiration regularly. But it’s in a bit of a state. There’s holes in the ceiling, spaghetti like wiring and a tatty carpet. We’d love to make this a space of beauty.

What made the project possible two years ago, when we transformed Oasis into a Charity shop, was all the generous help...

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Croydon Digital Archive Project

Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 09:51

Croydon Digital Archive Project

Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 09:51

Croydon has been home to FWBO / Triratna Buddhist communities and centres since 1968. Many early talks by well known speakers were recorded, both at Aryatara since 1979 and at the “new” Croydon Centre from 1981. These are now being transferred from their crumbling cassettes to digital format, as part of the Croydon Digital Archive Project, and are being made available to everyone.

We want to celebrate Bhante’s 90th birthday by releasing a previously unheard recording, made in 1990 at the...

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Sangha Film Nights

Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 - 14:41

Sangha Film Nights

Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 - 14:41Join us for a series of 3 film nights in the coming months. The evenings will start at 6.30pm with Soup Supper and the film will start at 7pm. Dana event: donations appreciated. Please book for this event via the centre to enable us to be clear on numbers.

From Tibet to Croydon
Our first film will be a special screening of Escape from Tibet and will be introduced by its director Nick Gray. The film follows the story...
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Sangharakshita 108 year Puja

Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 - 14:09

Sangharakshita 108 year Puja

Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 - 14:09Saturday 23rd August 10.30am-1.00pm
Each year for 108 years, we come together as a sangha to celebrate our founder Sangharakshita’s birthday. This year it will take place as part of our sangha morning. £7.50/£5 conc.


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Full Moon Puja

Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 - 14:07

Full Moon Puja

Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 - 14:07Sunday 10th August 7-9pm
Traditional Buddhist devotional practice including meditation and chanting. Dana event: donations welcome