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Sangha Night tonight, online with the North London Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:01

Sangha Night tonight, online with the North London Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:01

Meeting the Unknown with Courage, Kindness, and Connection

Monday 6 April, 7.00pm

Santva reflects on a Buddhist approach to change and how to be with our worry and anxiety.  The evening will also include meditation and ritual.  Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/334434901 Meeting ID: 334 434 901

13 April Lalitaraja (login to follow).

20 April Santva on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels - What is this and what might it look like?  Santva reflects on...

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Changing Practice in Times of Crisis - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 4

By kusaladevi on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 12:36

Changing Practice in Times of Crisis - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 4

By kusaladevi on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 12:36

In today’s reflection, Vajragupta suggests we review our practice so far and how we are getting on with Sailing the Worldly Winds. In times of adversity, I am often more able to honestly review my practice - how am I coping with the uncertainty? Based on my response to a crisis, I can often see more clearly which areas of my practice require attention and where I have set up positive conditions and responses within my mind. I...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

The programme for Sheffield BAM 2017 is out!

By Khemasuri on Sat, 13 May, 2017 - 18:20

The programme for Sheffield BAM 2017 is out!

By Khemasuri on Sat, 13 May, 2017 - 18:20

Building Sangha and supporting fellow Buddhists to step into and interact with the world is vital in this time of confusion. Promoting Buddhist values and principles through exemplification challenges cultural norms constructively and is a powerful practice. We know that our actions have consequences and although we may never see the results we can have confidence that we will make a difference.

We have arranged 6 mornings of meditation, talks and discussion to make more conscious the connections between our ethical commitment...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Last but not least! How to become trainee bodhisattva, by Khemasuri

By mokshini on Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 20:39

Last but not least! How to become trainee bodhisattva, by Khemasuri

By mokshini on Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 20:39

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Here’s Khemasuri, who suggests to the extent we practise the dharma we are all trainee bodhisattvas, and as part of that we’ll ’remember that all our actions have consequences and that we can always be agents for positive change”. In her talk she explores how we can be be positive agents for changing the world - she has some good quotes from Sangharakshita too,...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Guhyapati has been spearheading a pioneering Eco-Dharma community in the Pyrenees for many years, and wants to see some of the principles of that movement brought to bear in our own lives of practice, giving rise to new projects that will re-shape the personal, economic, political and ecological landscape of the 21st Century.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Overcoming Fear

By Rijupatha on Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Overcoming Fear” by Sangharakshita. Fear, terror, and heroic virtues: the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Talk given in 1971.

From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens”, part of the series “Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment”.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

What Is Meditation? Sparkling New Video From The LBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 10 Dec, 2014 - 16:05

What Is Meditation? Sparkling New Video From The LBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 10 Dec, 2014 - 16:05The groovy team at the London Buddhist Centre keep their great new Dharma content coming with this new video on meditation - a brilliant introduction to the power of conscious change in your life!

Watch more in the LBC ‘What Is?’ series

Meditate online with us!
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Free Buddhist Audio

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22We rolled out some esoteric talks through the rest of October, giving space for reflection on Padmasambhava, the great guru of Tibet, including a ‘long-lost talk’ by Sangharakshita given at the London Buddhist Center in 1979 along with sprinkles of death, change and compassion.

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Check out these little Dharma nuggets in our twice weekly FBA Dharmabytes podcast:

In “Death is Certain” from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Fear & Fearlessness - October Podcasts

By viriyalila on Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 - 02:10

Fear & Fearlessness - October Podcasts

By viriyalila on Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 - 02:10With the coming of autumn in the northern hemisphere, we thought we’d explore the theme of fear, and fearlessness as we begin the month of October. Subscribe to both our free podcasts! Every Saturday we release a full length talk in our FBA Podcast and then twice weekly we offer a little nugget of Dharma in our Dharmabytes. Our team loves putting these podcasts together for our community - info [at] freebuddhistaudio.com...