North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Beltane Puja

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Beltane Puja

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Friday 1 May, 19:30, with Lalitaraja. Join via this Zoom link.

Celebrating the halfway point between equinox and solstice. The female Buddha Prajnaparamita (Perfect Wisdom) will be the central focus for the puja – her synthesis of wisdom and compassion arises in the realisation of emptiness.

An evening of ritual honouring Beltane. Beltane celebrates the rites of passion and fertility, of union, or differently put of the integration of wisdom and compassion. Prajnaparamita will be...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

A Beautiful Mango Grove

By Caroline I P on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 13:18

A Beautiful Mango Grove

By Caroline I P on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 13:18

Meditation not going quite how you’d planned?

In Saddhaloka’s third talk in the series, the Buddha talks with Meghiya after his unsuccessful attempt to meditate in a beautiful mango grove…

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday!

“A thousand brilliant hues arise,⠀
More lovely than the evening skies,⠀
And pictures paint before our eyes…”

During this day of recollection and celebration of the many beautiful qualities of Enlightenment, Saddhanandi and Saddhaloka will offer a special Buddha Day Q&A live-streamed from Adhisthana.

🎧 “The Poetry Interviews – Saddhanandi + Sangharakshita” 

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the full programme and to connect⠀ 

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Adhisthana in lockdown: Saddhanandi and Caroline in conversation

By Caroline I P on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 15:35

Adhisthana in lockdown: Saddhanandi and Caroline in conversation

By Caroline I P on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 15:35

A playlist of three videos from the start of the lockdown at Adhisthana. Saddhanandi and Caroline discuss generosity and practicing in the lockdown.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

For the Happiness and Welfare of Many

By Caroline I P on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:46

For the Happiness and Welfare of Many

By Caroline I P on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:46

In his second talk in the series counting down to Buddha Day, Saddhaloka shares the stories of just after the Buddha’s enlightenment. This talks covers the buddha’s first teachings, and the compassion that moved him and his followers to teach.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

In the countdown to International Buddha Day, Saddhaloka is giving a series of ten short talks on the life of the Buddha. Poetic and inspiring, this series is not to be missed!

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Going For Refuge: The basis of Everything

By Satyakirti on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 15:53

Going For Refuge: The basis of Everything

By Satyakirti on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 15:53

This talk by Padmavajra is offered especially to men who have asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. It was given in the shrine room on Monday April 13th 2020.

In this talk Padmavajra addresses how men can continue their ordination training during this time of lockdown, when it is not possible to attend retreats at Padmaloka. He draws particular attention to the Buddha’s vision of existence and his longing for escape. He also explores the existential act of Going for...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Imagine a Buddha…

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 09:54

Imagine a Buddha…

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 09:54

Weekly North London Slideshows by Ratnaprabha on images and symbols in Buddhism

11:30 am on Saturdays (except 9 May, see below) after the 10:30 meditation.
Zoom login each week except 10 May is here

Sat 18 April    The Endless Knot: Buddhist Symbols
Sat 25 April    Taming The Bull: a Zen path
Sat 2 May    Meeting the Buddhas
(Sat 9 May    Kusala Talk on Right Livelihood)
Sunday 10 May    (Buddha...

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Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness has always been very important to me. It’s something which I valued long before I came across the Dharma. So I was quite struck when Vajragupta suggested the opportunity to practice truthfulness when the winds of Praise and Blame are blowing. Praise and Blame are the Worldly winds I notice most in my experience, or perhaps the ones I am blown about by most strongly.

So I started to reflect on this - how might truthfulness help me when...

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Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Tomorrow, Friday 3 April, 19:00 for 19:30.

Ratnaprabha will be leading this beautiful puja compiled from Pali Canon sources by Maitrisiddhi of Taraloka retreat centre. We will meditate from 19:30, with the puja starting at about 19:55, but please sign in about 19:00 if you can, so the participants can all say hello! I will explain how online puja and chanting works. Use the Zoom login below.

https://zoom.us/s/464829206

In case you are interested, the text...

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