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Community Highlights

Watch the Launch of First Aid Kit for the Mind

By Centre Team on Sun, 19 May, 2024 - 14:56

Watch the Launch of First Aid Kit for the Mind

By Centre Team on Sun, 19 May, 2024 - 14:56

Celebrating the launch of First Aid Kit for the Mind: Breaking the Cycle of Habitual Behaviours by Vimalasara.

A conversation between two friends and experienced practitioners as they explore the book, its message and practices. and provide an opportunity to engage directly with the author.

Vimalasara and Candradasa explore the possibilities of bringing heart and mind back into alignment through self-regulation and self knowledge. A unique chance to gain insights into the powerful tools and strategies that First Aid Kit for the Mind offers...

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Dharmabytes: Imagine We Are Enough

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2024 - 11:00

Viveka introduces the spirit and context of the Anapanasati Sutta, beginning with the first tetrad: Inquiry Into the Experience of Body given on retreat as part of the series Anapanasati Sutta: Instructions for Awakening, Adhisthana, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: A Body of Practice

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Jul, 2023 - 11:00

Drawing upon the myths in the life of the Buddha Satyapara explores the role the body plays when we take up Buddhist practice. She describes the Buddha as a child under a rose apple tree being deeply in touch with his surrounding and when calling upon the earth he gains confidence in his practice and overcomes his doubts. With these stories Satyapara invites us to trust our body. Given in Cambridge, UK, in...

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Forces for Good - Challenging Emotions as Portals to Liberation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 439)

By Centre Team on Thu, 16 Mar, 2023 - 12:26

A wonderful conversation highlighting the themes of a brand new Home Retreat – the latest addition to our growing archive of in-depth, beautifully resourced online spaces to help take your practice of meditation and Buddhism deeper.

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Balajit, Singhashri and Viveka join us to discuss the opportunities and challenges of engaging with the gnarlier bits of our emotional lives, amid so much pressure of so many kinds in the world. A sparkling exchange about ways into integrating embodied practice...

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FBA Podcast: Reflections From the Bodhicaryavatara

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Feb, 2023 - 22:32

Jvalamalini offers suggestions to bear in mind when reading the Bodhicaryavatara, and a few reflections from the text on how to regard self and others. 

“In the same way that the hands and other limbs are loved because they form part of the body, why are embodied creatures not likewise loved because they form part of the universe?” 

“‘If I give, what shall I enjoy?’ Such concern for one’s own welfare is fiendish. ‘If I enjoy, what shall I give?’ Such concern...

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Love and Rage - Bodhilila with Lama Rod Owens (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 433)

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 00:33

In this final episode of the current season of the podcast, Bodhilila, Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, is in conversation with Lama Rod Owens, bestselling author of ‘Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger’

Their exchange weaves across a number key Dharma threads, beginning with a sense of how being in the body can be a way to step out of systems that stop us reaching our full potential as human beings; a...

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Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

1/8/15/22 May

1st session: 2 hours
USA PST 01:00 | Mexico 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09.00 | Europe 10:00 CET | India 13:30 | Australia AEDT 18:00 | New Zealand NZDT 20:00

2nd session: 2 hours
USA PST 12:00 | Mexico 14:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 20.00 | Europe 21:00 CET | India 00:30 |...

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Moving Through Love: Exploring the Brahma Viharas in Body and Mind with Jayachitta

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 12:17

Moving Through Love: Exploring the Brahma Viharas in Body and Mind with Jayachitta

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 12:17

Join us every Wednesday for 5 weeks as we abide in the divine realms of the Brahma Viharas through movement, meditation and exchange.

Every Wednesday for 5 weeks, 27th April - 25th May

Every session, 2 hours: USA PST: 10:30 | Mexico: 12:30 | USA EST: 13:30 | IE & UK 18.30 | Europe CET 19.30 | India 23.00 | Australia AEDT 03.30 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 05.30...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

This is a week-long retreat led by Paramananda and Bodhilila. It will run from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 February. 

This on-line retreat will investigate the role of the body in meditation, from the development of mindfulness and compassion through to its place in the cultivation of wisdom. We will bring a body based, intuitive and creative approach to meditation and experience how being grounded in the body can open our hearts and minds. We will also be exploring key...

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The Alchemical Heart: A Home Retreat with Paramananda (January 15-21)

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:16

The Alchemical Heart: A Home Retreat with Paramananda (January 15-21)

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:16

Twice daily sessions of meditation and exploration

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia AEDT 06.00 (next day) | New Zealand 08.00 (next day)

This online retreat tailored for...

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