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Dharmabyte: Why have a Sangha?

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 27 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Sangharakshita explores the nature of the Buddhist spiritual community and why it is so essential to spiritual life…

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Spiritual Community, part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.

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FBA Podcast: Sangha As a Gift to the World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 May, 2021 - 06:00

Vajragupta considers how the sangha reaches out into the world, looking at three areas: loving-kindness and common humanity, community and service, and wisdom in an age of information overload.

A talk given on an online weekend retreat with Croydon Buddhist Centre, 2020.

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Dharmabyte: Making Ourselves an Offering

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 06:00

Amaladipa explores how losing and finding ourselves in the service of others can be a way of transforming conditioning and suffering.

From the talk entitled Losing and Finding Ourselves in the Service of Others given as part of the Sangha Night series on the Noble Eightfold Path at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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Space Available in Maitrimandal Women's Community, London

By KateG on Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 11:56

Space Available in Maitrimandal Women's Community, London

By KateG on Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 11:56

We are Maitrimandal Community, situated in a row of well-established London Buddhist Centre communities in Approach Road, a stone’s throw from the LBC in Bethnal Green, East London. We are looking for a woman (and we are gender diverse friendly) to come and live with us from around mid-July to the end of October. 

We are Alana, Andrea, Esther, Kate, Sally and Suvarnajyoti. Our 7th community member is of the furry kind - Ella the cat. We’re not sure if Ella is...

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Dharmabyte: Sangha is Togetherness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 May, 2021 - 06:00

Munisha talks about insights gained from traveling in her early life, including realizing she didn’t know how to get along well with others. Some years later, she discovered the Triratna Buddhist Community where friendship is a basic organizing principle around which everything is based.

From the talk entitled A Life in the Sangha given on Zoom to the Stockholm Sangha to celebrate Sangha Day, in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic, November 2020.

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Temporary and Permanent Spaces in a Women's Community in London

By akasajoti on Wed, 5 May, 2021 - 14:18

Temporary and Permanent Spaces in a Women's Community in London

By akasajoti on Wed, 5 May, 2021 - 14:18

Hello!

We are Samayakula - located just around the corner from the London Buddhist C​entre in Bethnal Green. We are a women’s community of ​twelve GFR Mitras and Dharmacharinis, aged 28-75 with a broad range of interests including gardening, music, film, period drama, pizza, five rhythms and more. Tulip the cat is also a beloved member of our community - she can often be found dwelling on the nature of impermanence. 

We have a couple of short-term vacancies coming up from 13 June to the beginning of October, along with a potential permanent place, and are looking...

Buddhist Centre Features
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Alive in Nature - Sit and Walk Outdoors With Us!

By Centre Team on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 23:07

Alive in Nature - Sit and Walk Outdoors With Us!

By Centre Team on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 23:07

Alive in Nature!
A series of live meditations and Dharma adventures from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22
First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30...

West London Buddhist Centre
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Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Hello friends,

Due to the popularity of the WLBC’s Poetry Evening recently, we are inviting you all once more to our Precious Jewel fundraising finale on Friday 12 March, 7-9.30pm! There will be storytelling from Padmamati (Stephen Coates), music and words from Jonathan Cohen and a reading of poetic extracts from the writings of Jinananda – and much more!

No booking needed, just turn up: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/precious-jewel-gala-night-per…

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FBA Podcast: Lightning Flashes From the Realm of Pure Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

In this talk Padmavajra contemplates Beauty in different areas of Dharma life, including the beauty of people, of ethics, of friendship, community and ‘institutions’, and of wisdom. He also looks at the relationship between metta, formless beauty and the yidam, as well as knowing what beauty really is and ‘the pregnant man’.

This talk was given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the Spring Short Order retreat in March 2019.

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Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Centre Team on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 20:45

Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Centre Team on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 20:45

December 19-26th (45-60 minutes)

USA PST 09:30 | Mexico 11.30 | USA EST 12.30 | IE & UK 17.30 | Europe 18.30 CET | India 11pm | Australia AEDT 04.30 (20-27th) | New Zealand NZDT 06.30 (20-27th)

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This year, like everyone else, we’ve been re-telling our tale as a community in the face of great change, struggle and hardship, personal and collective. Having just recently celebrated so well...

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