Can Buddhism change society? We’ll spend the evening exploring that question, hearing from four ordained Buddhists on what they understand social justice to mean.
In a symposium of short talks, speakers will draw on the social and political revolution of the Indian Dalit Buddhist movement and why it is so relevant to us, here in the West. We’d love for you to join in the conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re looking for another Dharmachari or GFR Mitra to come and live and work with us at Vajrasana.
Vajrasana is a completely new Buddhist environment – it’s feels more like a temple.
Working at Vajrasana you’ll be fully part of the LBC Team and, as such, you’ll enjoy regular contact with the guys in Bethnal Green as well as good training, opportunities and a generous support package.
Do get in touch if you’re interested: jnanaruchi [at] lbc.org.uk; 07799 776 754
Celebrating fifty years of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community This Saturday, the 8th of April 2017, the London Buddhist Centre hosts a day of events on behalf of all the London Centres to celebrate the presence of Bhante Sangharakshita’s vision in the world, and its significance in the unfoldment of the Buddha’s teachings.
Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the day. The day is led by Order members associated with all five Triratna London Buddhist Centres.