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Join the LBC Team at Vajrasana

Posted by Singhamanas on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 17:09

Join the LBC Team at Vajrasana

Posted by Singhamanas on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 17:09

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...

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Subhuti - Now Streaming Live for Triratna@50: For the Welfare of the World

Posted by Singhamanas on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 16:26

Subhuti - Now Streaming Live for Triratna@50: For the Welfare of the World

Posted by Singhamanas on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 16:26

This broadcast is now ended. Below is the full unedited stream embedded - the talk begins around 6:15 and end around 01:20:00, with a short fundraising presentation following. You can listen to a remastered audio edit here.

N.B. For the first couple of minutes the video is rotated but it soon corrects itself!

+ Follow above to be notified when we post the full quality video and audio of the talk.

Subhuti: For the Welfare of the World
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Mehdie's picture
Em new though i admire the budhist religion for long. I was to be part lf them
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Em new though i admire the budhist religion for long. I want to be part of them
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Triratna Day 50th Celebrations, London

Posted by Singhamanas on Tue, 4 Apr, 2017 - 21:45

Triratna Day 50th Celebrations, London

Posted by Singhamanas on Tue, 4 Apr, 2017 - 21:45

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. 

Programme for the...

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'Just Then Or Not At All'

Posted by Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

'Just Then Or Not At All'

Posted by Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

Fifty years ago this April, Sangharakshita founded a new Buddhist movement that was to change the lives of thousands of people. What fostered such unlikely success? Singhamanas on a unique point in history

We already know the story of the Swinging Sixties: LSD, the CND, Beats, Beatles and baby-boomers. Maybe we’re even familiar with the story of Sangharakshita, the founder of the community that the London Buddhist Centre is a part of: the young British signalman going AWOL after...

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The Endless Knot

Posted by Vishvapani on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:36

The Endless Knot

Posted by Vishvapani on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:36

2016 was a year of political upheaval in the UK, the USA and beyond. Are things as bad as we think? Should Buddhists get tangled up in it? Vishvapani investigates

Politics matters. I inherited this belief from my father who discovered it one November evening in 1938 when he made his way home from school in Berlin and saw the synagogue at the end of his street in flames while Nazi Brownshirts cheered and firemen stood and watched....

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Thank you Vishapani, for a thought provoking article. Much to ponder & put into practice!

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Buddhist Lives

Posted by Vidyasakhi on Thu, 15 Dec, 2016 - 10:49

Buddhist Lives

Posted by Vidyasakhi on Thu, 15 Dec, 2016 - 10:49

Here’s a piece I wrote for the London Buddhist Centre magazine - enjoy!

At the heart of this Buddhist movement is an Order: men and women putting the Buddha’s teaching at the centre of their lives. What does that look like in 2017? Interviews by Vidyasakhi

Vajrabandhu

I grew up in Kent – Medway Towns, Gillingham to be precise. Predominantly a working class place, a lot of heavy industry traditionally, though Thatcher and her lot put paid to that. That’s why I joined the army: I needed...

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Really nice to read this on Buddhist Centre online (even though I have got the program!). It is a really good piece - well done Vidyasakhi x x

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:-) xx

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I loved reading all of these personal tales. Thank you!

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Symbolism or Suicide?

Posted by Devamitra on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 14:55

Symbolism or Suicide?

Posted by Devamitra on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 14:55

Young Tibetan monks continue to burn themselves in protest against the Chinese government. There is a well-known historical precedent, but they have misunderstood it. By Devamitra

10am, June 11th, 1963: a 66-year-old monk alights from a car at a busy intersection in central Saigon. A younger monk lifts a large tank from the boot, then takes his senior’s hand as they step into the heart of the junction. Three hundred monks and nuns, none of whom know what is about to happen,...

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What's the Matter?

Posted by Jnanavaca on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:52

What's the Matter?

Posted by Jnanavaca on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:52

The physical ‘stuff’ of the universe is not what we take it to be. By Jnanavaca

‘A human being is part of a whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to the affection for a few persons nearest to

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Diary of a London Buddhist: Our spinning planet. By Kusalasara

Posted by Kusalasara on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 17:18

Diary of a London Buddhist: Our spinning planet. By Kusalasara

Posted by Kusalasara on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 17:18

Winter

A dead fox has been dredged from Regent’s Canal. I too might die like that, in the flush of health by some slight accident. Will death be like that? Humiliating, unexpected? Both, I suppose. It has been raining and there are two drunks up ahead. One calls out to me: ‘Watch out for the snails, Miss’. He is bending over, moving the snails off the path. Sympathy for the downtrodden.

Spring

Spring is hard: it is relentlessly blithe, and I am quite the...

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Vajrasana Retreat Centre Reviewed in the Guardian

Posted by LDNBuddhist on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 17:52

Vajrasana Retreat Centre Reviewed in the Guardian

Posted by LDNBuddhist on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 17:52

Vajrasana retreat centre review – magnificent, modern Buddhist haven

Read the full article in the Guardian here

“My name is Maitrivajri,” says the lady waiting at the entrance to a smart black barn, deep in the Suffolk countryside. “It means a diamond thunderbolt of universal loving kindness.”

It’s not quite what you expect to encounter on the edge of the sleepy village of Walsham-le-Willows, but then this is no ordinary barn. Since 2000, Potash farm has been home to Vajrasana, the rural outpost of the...

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