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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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The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

From Community Highlights on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

From Community Highlights on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

Here’s a rousing talk from Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on 20th January 2020 exploring what vision is, how it can manifest in our lives, and what a Buddhist vision looks like.

Taking Martin Luther King’s ’I Have a Dream’ speech as a starting point, referring to examples from the life of the Buddha and sharing her own personal stories, Suryagupta draws out some of the key aspects of perfect vision and explores how we can make our initial...

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Suryagupta talks about beginners mind on Radio 4

Mon, 29 Apr, 2019 - 15:06

Suryagupta talks about beginners mind on Radio 4

Mon, 29 Apr, 2019 - 15:06

London Buddhist Centre Chair Suryagupta spoke with the BBC Radio 4 show Something Understood on the importance of beginners mind. This was the penultimate episode of the programme before it finished broadcasting. 

Listen to the programme here before it becomes no longer available on Friday >>> https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00040gl

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Suryagupta on Radio 4

Fri, 22 Feb, 2019 - 16:26

Suryagupta on Radio 4

Fri, 22 Feb, 2019 - 16:26

Our chair, Suryagupta, explores equality and asks what role religion (specifically Buddhism) has in addressing society’s flaws and creating a more equal world.

Catch up here on Radio 4 here >https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002g33

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What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is...

Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 11:07

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is...

Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 11:07

“It’s a lightning rod through which something utterly transcendent can find its way into the world”

Big thanks to Poppie Runa Sköld for our new video about life at the London Buddhist Centre.

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Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 22:06

Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 22:06

Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti about his life and practice. Subhuti has been the President of the London Buddhist Centre for over 30 years and was part of the original team who built the LBC in the 1970s.