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No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 16:08

No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

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...

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Online Winter Retreat

Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

Online Winter Retreat

Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

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.

Register for free and we’ll send you all the links you need as well as tips and teachings to help you make the most of...

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Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

At the London Buddhist Centre and in the Triratna Buddhist Community as a whole we place great emphasis on the value of friendship. In fact, it’s the glue that holds together everything that we do.

Join this evening’s celebration of friendship with one’s teacher. On this rare occasion we’ll be meeting some of the close friends of Bhante Sangharakshita to hear about their friendship with him and how this formed the basis of the culture that we can join today. With...

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Come Practice with Subhuti! Mon 26 – Fri 30 Oct

Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 16:49

Come Practice with Subhuti! Mon 26 – Fri 30 Oct

Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 16:49

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...

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Buddhism and Social Justice

Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Buddhism and Social Justice

Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Wednesday 14th October, 7pm-8.30pm UK time

Can Buddhism change society? We’ll spend the evening exploring that question, hearing from four ordained Buddhists on what they understand social justice to mean.

In a symposium of short talks, speakers will draw on the social and political revolution of the Indian Dalit Buddhist movement and why it is so relevant to us, here in the West. We’d love for you to join in the conversation.

The...

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Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Join PoetryEast for a two-part conversation with renowned psychiatrist, writer, and literary scholar, Iain McGilchrist - author of The Master and His Emissary.

Part one: ‘The Divided Brain’ will premier on Tuesday 13th October at 7pm (BST). Part two: ‘The Making of the Western World’ on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm (BST). 

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu (from the London Buddhist Centre) will be in conversation with Dr McGilchrist about brain science, transcendence, poetry, and art. 

PoetryEast is an ongoing...

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Awareness is Revolutionary: Race, Bias and Freedom

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 11:42

Awareness is Revolutionary: Race, Bias and Freedom

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 11:42

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.

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New People of Colour Events

Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 14:35

New People of Colour Events

Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 14:35

Please see information about our weekly people of colour events taking place on Zoom in partnership with the West London Buddhist Centre. These events are more important than ever as we deal with social unrest and a deeper call for change in the US, UK and other cities in the world. 

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Here’s an invitation from our Chair, Suryagupta:

“Please join us this Sunday 14th June at 4pm...

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Coffee with Sthiramanas

Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 10:58

Coffee with Sthiramanas

Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 10:58

Hosted by Prajnamanas | Sun 12 Apr at 11am

Sthiramanas’ public ordination was streamed live onto YouTube on Sunday 5th April. Now, one week on, he sits down with his friend Prajnamanas to talk informally about the experience of that day and how the new name is settling in.

So make yourself a coffee (or tea!) and join them live on the London Buddhist Centre’s YouTube channel this Sunday. It will be a...

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Surrendering the Self

Mon, 9 Mar, 2020 - 00:00
Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the direct experience of who we are and what we can become. Its aim is to help us realize our potential by transforming the energy locked in by old habits, fears, and views. This experience cannot be mediated by concepts; it needs to be evoked with the help of symbols.