I have curated and co-produced this inspiring Afrikan Wisdom Summit, with speakers from the UK, USA, Canada, Caribbean.
Topics include spiritual traditions, the arts, liberation, wisdom of the body and raising our next black generation, and ancestors. Topics that all speakers say involve the whole of humanity. It’s free, and you can upgrade to keep the talks and teaching tools.
led by Maitreyabandhu & Jnanavaca 4th March | 7-8:30pm GMT, 8-9:30pm CET, 6-7:30am AEDT
‘Near death experiences have previously been considered unworthy of science but, now that these experiences are being seriously acknowledged and are a valid area for scientific study, it seems that we are on the threshold of expanding our current knowledge about the meaning of life and death.’
- Dr Penny Sartori
This interactive zoom seminar will explore the implications...
All the Buddha’s teachings flow from his greatest discovery, the law of conditionality, sometimes described as ‘dependent origination’. The Four Noble Truths, the Wheel of Life, the Middle-way, Nirvana and the law of karma all follow from this central principle.
Over the six weeks of the course we will delve into the ramifications of dependent origination in order to penetrate this teaching that is ‘profound, hard to understand, peaceful and sublime’. We will explore how it can point the way towards ending...
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 11:48
This course runs over six Wednesdays 16 June to 21 July, 7-9pm
The Buddha has presented us with an inspiring path to liberation. The key stages on the journey are characterised by a progressive chain of positive mental states, such as bliss and serenity. Given the right conditions, each stage unfolds naturally from the previous, taking one closer to a realisation of how things really are and ultimately to liberation.
Over the six weeks of this course we will explore this inspiring trajectory through...
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 11:45
This course will run on six Tuesdays 22 June to 3 August (*no class on Tuesday 13 July), 7-9.15pm.
Looking for a clear overview of essential teachings and practices at the heart of Buddhism? Join us for this course on key aspects of the Buddhist tradition that offer a path to greater freedom and confidence in the face of these unprecedented and uncertain times. We explore how to apply the teachings in your day-to-day life.
Classes will include a mixture of discussion, presentation and...
By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 - 16:00
We’re delighted to announce that in May we’ll be publishing I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Womenin Buddhism by Alice Collett.
Core Buddhist doctrines and ethical formulations provide no justification for the notion that women are inferior to men. However, Buddhism was born and took root in ancient and medieval societies that held traditional views of women. In this way, social and cultural norms positioning women as inferior to men found their way into Buddhist tradition and some Buddhist texts. As...
North London Buddhist Centre Budcast talk, 11:30, Saturday 8 August.
Nandaraja (pictured) will explain how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha’s 8-fold Path.
He writes: “Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the...