Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 20 Jan, 2017 - 00:00
The spiritual community, the Sangha, is the ideal context in which we can practise the Dharma. It is also a force for good in the world and an ideal in its own right. But how is the Sangha sustained? Continuing our exploration of ‘The Four Sangharavastus’ (or Means of Unification of the Sangha). Jnanavaca launches the year with a keynote talk on the second of these, Kindly Speech. From Mon 16th January 2017.
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...
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....
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
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...
We’re as pleased as ever to announce a new issue of our magazine, the London Buddhist, and our programme of events for the spring. April will see the anniversary of fifty years of the Triratna Buddhist Community, which we’ll be celebrating at the Centre. That’s accompanied by a fresh range of classes, courses, day events – and of course retreats, at our newly rebuilt Vajrasana retreat centre in Suffolk. We hope you enjoy reading the London Buddhist, and putting a...
Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 00:00
Concentration is not simply a focused awareness but a force that helps our lives flow, a mind that is flexible and strong and a way of life that is rich and dynamic. Singhamanas helps unpack this quality.