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Poetry East with Paul Kingnorth

Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 16:37

Poetry East with Paul Kingnorth

Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 16:37

Saturday 9th October

11.00 US PST |  13.00 Mexico  | 14.00 US EST  |  19.00 IE & UK  |  20.00 CET Europe  |  07.00 (Sunday 10th) New Zealand

Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and thinker who takes on big themes connected to the root spiritual crisis of modernity. His journalism, novels and essays offer passionate and provocative perspectives on nature, technology and the story of our civilisation. He is author of ten books including Confessions of a Recovering...

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Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 October, Vajrasana Retreat Centre, UK

Led by Suryagupta and Bodhilila


A weekend for people of colour to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching in the spacious Suffolk countryside. During this weekend there will be talks, discussion, meditation, music and ritual. This retreat is suitable for those who are completely new to Buddhism and meditation as well as those who have been practising for some time.
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PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

Saturday 25th September 

11am US PST | 2pm US EST  | 7pm IE & UK  | 8pm Europe CET | 11.30pm India. | 4am (next day) Australia EST | 7am (next day) NZDT 

Hannah’s first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. 

Hannah’s father was Jamaican-Chinese, so many of her...

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LDNBuddhist

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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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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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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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.

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LBC in cinemas nationwide this Friday!

Wed, 27 Sep, 2017 - 09:59

LBC in cinemas nationwide this Friday!

Wed, 27 Sep, 2017 - 09:59

The main shrine room at the London Buddhist Centre is playing a lead supporting role in this new film - Daphne - written by local Mitra Nico Mensinga.

The film features a Mitra ceremony, as well as acting debuts from Jnanavaca (two words), Prajnamanas (one mantra) & Subhadramati (no speaking part this time).

Here are some reviews: guardian, hollywood reporter, indiwire