West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

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…

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

In the middle of a nature park surrounded by meadows and lakes, only 60 kilometres north of Berlin, lies the so-called “Rote Burg“ (Red Castle): two old Ziegler buildings with about 850 square metres of floor space and surrounded by 37,000 square metres of meadows and oak forest.

In July 2020, Aryabandhu, Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Centre, signed the purchase contract for the Rote Burg. This step was preceded by more than two years of intensive...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Lights: An Exhibition by WLBC Visual Artists

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 17:03

Sangha Lights: An Exhibition by WLBC Visual Artists

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 17:03

Friday January 29th 2021, 7-9pm
Fundraiser for The Precious Jewel Appeal

An online exhibition in celebration of just some of the many talented visual artists in the WLBC sangha. Photographs from Viramati, paintings from Amitajyoti and John Webb (of the Ealing sangha), paper cuts from Manth Beeson. As we view their beautiful images through the magic of Zoom, each artist will introduce their work and answer your questions. There may even be a tour of one painter’s art-hung house! Showings too...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

£500,000 Target Reached - Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update

By Karuna on Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 17:18

£500,000 Target Reached - Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update

By Karuna on Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 17:18

I am delighted to announce that, thanks to all our supporters, we have beaten our Coronavirus Crisis Appeal target of £500,000!

Thank you to everyone who got involved. To see the very real impact donations have already had, please watch the short video.

These are just a few of the thousands of people we’ve already reached with emergency supplies and will continue to support. 

Still more have received educational support while schools are shut, livelihood training while jobs are sparse, and health supplies to keep their families safe during this crisis. Thanks again...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

I am Gunaketu and I am inspired to do more to help build “a new society” - based on truthfulness and sustainability - so very much in demand these days!

After helping build the Manchester Buddhist Centre I started the Oslo Buddhistsenter in 2000 which is now a thriving little centre with 9 men and women preparing for ordination.

To help promote social and ecological sustainability I want to write a doctorial thesis and a book. It will combine six articles already published and compare...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Dharmavadana's White Lotus Sutra-thon Fundraiser for WLBC

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 14:04

Dharmavadana's White Lotus Sutra-thon Fundraiser for WLBC

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 14:04

Saturday 31 October 7pm – Sunday 1 November 11am

    The Buddha has preached the rare Law

    Never heard by us before.

As the first event in the Centre’s new fundraising campaign, Dharmavadana will be reading the entire White Lotus Sutra aloud, live, overnight on Hallowe’en.

Please sponsor Dharmavanda generously!

Dharmavadana says: ‘The White Lotus Sutra, with its wonderful stories and powerful poetry, is one of my favourite sutras. Dating from between the first and second centuries CE, it is one of the most revered of all Mahayana...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

By SophieAnn on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

By SophieAnn on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Since March, Taraloka has been unable to run residential retreats, Finally, last weekend, our first, small, socially-distanced retreat was due to begin. Then, the Welsh Government declared our county, Wrexham, to be in strict lockdown again.


Now, we can’t even offer solitaries, donations from which, alongside those from online retreat attendees, had been seeing us through. Even when we can offer residential retreats again, social distancing means they will be for small numbers only, so we will be running them...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A New Buddhist Centre for York

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 - 11:25

A New Buddhist Centre for York

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 - 11:25

A new Triratna Buddhist Centre is currently taking shape in the heart of historic York in the UK, just round the corner from the famous Minster.

This will be the new home of the York Buddhist Group which was started in November 2017 by Shakyapada, and three mitra friends: Mark Jones, Kate Readman and Ley Robinson, using a hired room in a York community centre. As the Group grew, it moved to the York Quaker Meeting House in 2018 where more...

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

Video and resources from Fundraising Seminar now available

By Vajrashura on Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 - 20:41

Video and resources from Fundraising Seminar now available

By Vajrashura on Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 - 20:41

Dear friends,

Here are the video and resources from the Sikkha and Future Dharma seminar entitled Effective Fundraising for Triratna Centres.

Video of Seminar

The video for the seminar is now available in our Online Seminars Playlist on YouTube. Feel free to share with anyone who might find it useful.

Future Dharma Fundraising Toolkit and Resources

You can find the Fundraising Toolkit page Kusaladevi mentioned on the Sikkha Website, including the videos. Here you will find resources like the Fundraising Toolkit Document and the Comparisons...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

By Mahasraddha on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

By Mahasraddha on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic that is putting many people and communities in desperate circumstances in India, a number of appeals have been initiated by Triratna Trusts and individuals both in the East and the West.

In Europe, The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma/India Dhamma Trust and the Karuna Trust/Karuna Germany are all active in raising and distributing emergency relief funds to people in need in India. In addition, Subhuti launched...

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