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Who Was Sangharakshita?

Tue, 30 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
The founder of our movement and Order - Sangharakshita, or 'Bhante' to most of us - was a global presence in Buddhism for over 70 years. His clear and sometimes provocative teachings have touched and transformed thousands of lives. But who was he? With meditation, poetry and storytelling, Maitreyabandhu - a long-time disciple of Bhante's who knew him personally - will introduce us more deeply to the man and his vision. Hosted by Kusalasara at the London Buddhist Centre, August 2022.
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Mind In Harmony: The Enlightened Mind

Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
What does Buddhism have to say about the mind from a psychological and ethical point of view? And how can we understand and train towards a ‘psychology of liberation’?

In this six-part seminar series we will explore some of these deeper questions, using Subhuti’s practical and accessible text Mind in Harmony.

The final talk of the series culminates with an exploration of the enlightened mind and how we can direct our mental activity towards this highest ideal.
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Mind In Harmony: Transforming the Mind

Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
What does Buddhism have to say about the mind from a psychological and ethical point of view? And how can we understand and train towards a ‘psychology of liberation’?

In this six-part seminar series we will explore some of these deeper questions, using Subhuti’s practical and accessible text Mind in Harmony.

In the penultimate talk of the series, Prajnamanas examines two pairs of mental events, faith & shame and clarity & ignorance, whose ethical significance can help or hinder our progress on the spiritual path.
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Within The Perfumed Chamber (Parinirvana Festival Day)

Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
Padmavajra delivers an enthralling account of the Buddha's passing into Paranirvana. Drawing on events in the Mahaparanibbana Sutta, he elucidates the perfumed chamber of the Buddha's unconditioned mind. Delivered on Parinirvana Day at the London Buddhist Centre, February 2022.
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Mind In Harmony: How the Mind Works

Tue, 23 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
What does Buddhism have to say about the mind from a psychological and ethical point of view? And how can we understand and train towards a ‘psychology of liberation’?

In this six-part seminar series we will explore some of these deeper questions, using Subhuti’s practical and accessible text Mind in Harmony.

Prajnamanas traverses the ethical significance of our mental states and the weight of the consequences which they bear.
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Mind In Harmony: The Art of Mind Watching

Tue, 23 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
What does Buddhism have to say about the mind from a psychological and ethical point of view? And how can we understand and train towards a ‘psychology of liberation’?

In this six-part seminar series we will explore some of these deeper questions, using Subhuti’s practical and accessible text Mind in Harmony.

In this second talk, Akashamitra explores the second chapter of Subhuti's book, which draws upon the profound and pithy opening verses of the Dhammapada.
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Mind In Harmony: Mapping the Mind

Tue, 23 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
What does Buddhism have to say about the mind from a psychological and ethical point of view? And how can we understand and train towards a ‘psychology of liberation’?

In this six-part seminar series we will explore some of these deeper questions, using Subhuti’s practical and accessible text Mind in Harmony.

In this first talk, Kusalasara explores the map that can lead us to a greater understanding of the ungraspable and mysterious abode of our minds.
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Mind In Harmony: How the Mind Becomes Absorbed

Tue, 23 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
What does Buddhism have to say about the mind from a psychological and ethical point of view? And how can we understand and train towards a ‘psychology of liberation’?

In this six-part seminar series we will explore some of these deeper questions, using Subhuti’s practical and accessible text Mind in Harmony.

Danayutta explores mental events that connect us with the content of our mind, events that Subhuti desrcibes as the 'Intensifiers'.
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Training the Mind: Confronting Destructive Emotions

Mon, 22 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
In this eight-part series, various speakers explore radical ways of training the mind, based on eight pithy and challenging verses from the Tibetan tradition.

These active reflections offer a number of attitudes you can take up in order to overcome self-clinging.

Satydasa takes a strong stance against the main obstacles we face in training the mind - the negative emotions that do their best to derail our efforts.

Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2021.

Third verse


"In all my actions may I watch my mind,

And as soon as disturbing emotions arise,

May I forcefully stop them at once,

Since they hurt both me and others."

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Training the Mind: Cherishing Others As Supreme

Mon, 22 Aug, 2022 - 00:00
In this eight-part series, various speakers explore radical ways of Training the Mind, based on eight pithy and challenging verses from the Tibetan tradition.

These active reflections offer a number of attitudes you can take up in order to overcome self-clinging.

In this second talk, Jnanavaca explores the second of the Eight Mind Training verses and describes how by cherishing others as supreme to ourselves, we can begin to live in greater accordance with the highest ideal of enlightenment.

Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2021.

Second verse

"Whenever I am in the company of others,

May I regard myself as inferior to all,

And from the depths of my heart

Cherish others as supreme."