We’re looking for another Dharmachari or GFR Mitra to come and live and work with us at Vajrasana.
Vajrasana is a completely new Buddhist environment – it’s feels more like a temple.
Working at Vajrasana you’ll be fully part of the LBC Team and, as such, you’ll enjoy regular contact with the guys in Bethnal Green as well as good training, opportunities and a generous support package.
Do get in touch if you’re interested: jnanaruchi [at] lbc.org.uk; 07799 776 754...
Celebrating fifty years of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community This Saturday, the 8th of April 2017, the London Buddhist Centre hosts a day of events on behalf of all the London Centres to celebrate the presence of Bhante Sangharakshita’s vision in the world, and its significance in the unfoldment of the Buddha’s teachings.
Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the day. The day is led by Order members associated with all five Triratna London Buddhist Centres.
Posted by Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29
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Here’s a piece I wrote for the London Buddhist Centre magazine - enjoy!
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