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.
When life feels cramped and incomplete, what’s the key to our freedom?
At the London Buddhist Centre, we’re marking the end of 2020 by gathering online and turning inwards together towards what the Buddha called the Heart’s Release. We’ll be creating a vibrant community that anyone can join in with, wherever they are and whatever their level of experience.
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Come join Subhuti’s presidential visit to the LBC online!
Subhuti will be focusing on the five essential aspects of Buddhist practice. Subhuti is a Dharma teacher of rarely-matched clarity and conviction. As a friend of Bhante Sangharakshita, Subhuti has played a key role in communicating the essence of Buddhist practice to thousands of people around the world.
Morning Meditation 8-9am | Zoom Join Subhuti for morning meditation class. A perfect complement to the evening series, these mornings will...
The week before last, Subhuti and Suryagupta, LBC President and Chair, had a lively and personal discussion on the topic of race, caste and Buddhism. You can watch that here. Tonight, 9 July, they’ll be following up with a second part to go into more depth, particularly around the question of bias. Join us to hear what they have to say and to ask your questions. Find it here from 7pm.
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.
Saturday the 28th & Sunday the 29th May After five years of planning and two years of building work, the new retreat centre is finally opening with a weekend of special events. Both days feature tours of the building and a ritual dedication of the centre. The Public Opening on the 28th will include introductions to meditation and a talk by the architects, while the Sangha Opening on the 29th will focus around an opening ritual led by Subhuti. ...
Beauty, Truth, Fire: Discovering the World of Enlightenment Life may be fantastic right now, pretty tough or just plain dull. But ultimately, we’re always left with a lingering sense of dissatisfaction – we can’t quite hold on to things, they never really go our way in the end. Buddhism shows us how to free ourselves from that cycle. By changing our mind we change the world we live in. Explore this path of transformation which leads from mundane consciousness
Tue, 6 Jan, 2015 - 11:18Come and discover the LBC and what it can offer you. Find out about Buddhism, learn to meditate and try a taster session in Breathing Space, our project offering mindfulness for well-being. Sun 18 Jan, 11am-5pm. Refreshments are provided and all events are free. No need to book.
Money, Relationships, Freedom & Truth
12pm/Talk: The Truth about Relationships. With Vishvantara.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014 - 14:02Experiencing the World of Enlightenment: human life is so often driven by consuming what we want, avoiding what we don’t like, and doing our best to ignore the rest. If this is all that motivates us, our world will never be satisfying. How can we live in a better one? Changing our mind changes the world, and the teachings of the Buddha lead to a deepening of our lives. This retreat will explore freedom from our mundane consciousness and help...
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014 - 12:00Poet, novelist and critic, John Fuller has published 19 books of poetry. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where for many years he was Tutor in English. His Collected Poems were published in 1996 (Chatto & Windus) and Stones and Fires of the same year won the Forward Prize. His book of poetry criticismWho is Ozymandias? and Other Puzzles in Poetry was published in 2011. His New Selected Poems came out with Chatto in 2012. The...