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Hidden Gems Newsletter for Croydon Buddhist Centre

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 15:12

Hidden Gems Newsletter for Croydon Buddhist Centre

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 15:12Now that we have been open for four months we’d like to give you a Spring update on how ‘Hidden Gems’, the new Buddhist Right Livelihood Charity Shop, is doing. The steady stream of fantastic donations have been making all the difference: from the completed works of Terry Pratchet to full length, silver taffeta ball gowns, we’ve had a rich array of donated items. A new locked cabinet is also helping us to display more expensive items more securely such...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:39

Parinirvana Day

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:39Traditional Buddhist festival celebrating the Buddha’s Parinirvana. A day of meditation, reflection and puja. Bring veggie lunch to share. It is traditional to wear white. Dana event: donations welcome. 3 Vajras. With Satyadakini, Aryashila and others. Sunday 16th February 10.30am-4pm (11am start)
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Why Ask for Ordination?

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:37

Why Ask for Ordination?

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:37An afternoon for women mitras to explore the process behind deepening spiritual commitment through asking for ordination, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss. With Amarapuspa, Dayapakshini, Vijayasri & Sucimani. Sunday 26th January 2-5pm.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Hidden Gems charity shop opens in Croydon

By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 13:23

Hidden Gems charity shop opens in Croydon

By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 13:23Sucimani writes with news of some unusual developments around Triratna’s Croydon Buddhist Centre, saying - “Over the past few weeks, bags and bags of clothing - including a very posh hat that you might wear to Ascot - have been arriving on the Centre’s doorstep. And not just clothes - there’s been a whole assortment of interesting gifts and much-loved books, CDs and DVDs. Luckily we have quite a lot of room in our basement! And...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Hidden Gems Dedication ceremony

By Carol Robertson on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 13:34

Hidden Gems Dedication ceremony

By Carol Robertson on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 13:34
On Sunday 1st December around 40 people gathered at the Croydon Buddhist Centre, to conduct a dedication ceremony for our new Team Based Right Livelihood charity shop Hidden Gems. Led by Sucimani and Amarapuspa, we meditated, reflected and rejoiced in those who helped make the project happen. Claudine from Lama’s Pyjamas did the honours of cutting the 3 jewel ribbons declaring the opening of the shop. We took...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Croydon Buddhist Centre Open Day

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 11:25

Croydon Buddhist Centre Open Day

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 11:25On Saturday 13th July, the Croydon Buddhist centre will be opening its doors from 10.30am-5.30pm, for an Open Day. As well as a chance to see and explore the centre, meet the sangha and spend time in the shrine room, we we will be having a number of activities;

* A series of short talks on : Money, War, Love, Sex
* Meditation Taster sessions
* Mantra Workshop
* Qi Gong Taster Session

The Open Day is Free and...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Saturday Sangha Morning: Living Insight

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 11:22

Saturday Sangha Morning: Living Insight

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 11:225 week series for Sangha Mornings Starting Sat June 29th
Living Insight, it will be a close and sustained look at the many and varied dimensions of a crucial and unique spiritual experience, as well as the practices that both support and express it. This is in part a response to Bhante’s exhortation that we present the notion of ‘spiritual death’ more strongly at all levels, and also as a corrective to a view that too narrowly focusses on...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Introducing Buddhism: The Tibetan Wheel of Life

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 11:18

Introducing Buddhism: The Tibetan Wheel of Life

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 11:18‘A chance to look into the mirror of reality and see what rules your life…and how to change it’
6 week Introduction course exploring The Tibetan Wheel of Life, starting on Tuesday 2nd July
Drop in £7/£5 concession each night. Pay in advance 6 weeks £30

Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Fundraising Appeal Update

By Carol Robertson on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 11:43

Fundraising Appeal Update

By Carol Robertson on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 11:43I’m thrilled to announce that we’re fast approaching phase 1 of our Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Appeal. Our total raised as of 31st May is £8,361. This figure is made up of standing orders, one off donations and many of them have been Gift Aided, which allows us to claim back 25%. However, we’re not taking our foot off the pedal as we have a lot more to raise. We’re looking for more standing order donations as they allow us to plan...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Croydon Buddhist Film Festival

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 30 May, 2013 - 13:05

Croydon Buddhist Film Festival

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 30 May, 2013 - 13:05The Croydon centre will be hosting a series of 6 film nights to support our Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Appeal. Starting on Friday 7th June at 7.30pm we will be starting with Luc Besson’s film ‘Angel.A’. Suggested donations for each showing is £5, but please do consider donating more to our project. Please do sign up (free) for our film club or make submissions to ricks.gregory [at] gmail.com (subject: Film%20Nights)


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