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Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Sunday 25th July | 10am-9pm

Dharma Day is our yearly celebration of the Buddha’s first communication of the way to Enlightenment. The moment that his first teachings hit their mark, the great wheel of the Dharma was set in motion. Today, each time we hear and understand the Buddha’s teachings, that same wheel continues to turn.

With meditation, teaching, reflection and ritual, we’ll spend the day exploring together what it truly means to practice the Dharma, and how our actions can keep...

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The Buddha's Social Revolution

Wed, 12 May, 2021 - 16:05

In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre’s 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for greater efforts to understand differing...

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The Buddha's Social Revolution

Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 00:00
In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre's 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for greater efforts to understand differing experiences and an attempt to relate on the basis of the Buddha's radical vision for humankind.
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Buddha Day Festival Week: 3-9 May

Fri, 30 Apr, 2021 - 21:42

Buddha Day Festival Week: 3-9 May

Fri, 30 Apr, 2021 - 21:42

Join the LBC for a week of online and hybrid events leading up to the celebration of Buddha Day on 9 May, led by Kusalasara and Sanghajit. They will be exploring themes related to the Buddha’s enlightenment in a special series of morning meditations from Monday to Saturday. LBC President Subhuti will be joining us all week to mark the occasion and he’ll be giving a few talks over the course of the week, drawing on different aspects of the Buddha’s vision. ...

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PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

April 10th, 7-8pm GMT

Charles Eisenstein is an important speaker and writer focussing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.

In 2017 he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday. He is the author of many books and essays including Climate – A New Story and his brilliant and beautifully written book, ’The Ascent of Humanity’.

Maitreyabandhu will be in conversation with him about the need for a new human story.

Watch live...

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Online Spring Retreat

Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 - 15:30

Online Spring Retreat

Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 - 15:30

The Myth of the Return Journey, April 1-5

In this time when it’s not been possible to be on retreat together in person, we’ve developed new ways to help you create the same conditions in the midst of your everyday life. Expect meditation, inspiring talks, yoga and an international retreat community to share your practice and your progress with.

Since it coincides with the Easter bank holiday weekend, it’s an ideal opportunity to block out some time and engage with...

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Online Weekend Retreat for People of Colour - Building Community

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:48

Online Weekend Retreat for People of Colour - Building Community

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:48

12th - 14th March
Led by Suryagupta and Bodhilila

By cultivating meaningful connections we can have a positive impact on the world. During this weekend retreat we will explore what a spiritual community is and why it’s essential as a context for personal and collective practice. 
We will be celebrating our diversity and our shared commonality through talks, discussions and meditation. There will be music and some ritual too. 
This retreat is suitable for both newcomers and regulars. Do come for the...

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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...