College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

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Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Triratna communities around the world have been marking Parinirvana Day, which occurs on 15th February each year, commemorating the physical death and final Nirvana of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Parinirvana Day is a time to recall the Buddha’s final days and his passing into final Nirvana, as he leaves his physical body. Many centres reflect on this by hearing verses from the Maha-parinibbana Sutta, a beautiful evocation of the Buddha’s generous teachings and acts, even in his final few days. Included in...

Triratna Highlights
London Buddhist Centre

Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Join PoetryEast for a two-part conversation with renowned psychiatrist, writer, and literary scholar, Iain McGilchrist - author of The Master and His Emissary.

Part one: ‘The Divided Brain’ will premier on Tuesday 13th October at 7pm (BST). Part two: ‘The Making of the Western World’ on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm (BST). 

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu (from the London Buddhist Centre) will be in conversation with Dr McGilchrist about brain science, transcendence, poetry, and art. 

PoetryEast is an ongoing...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, in the weekly Dharma night class at the LBC, offer their reflections on our current predicament. Together, in conversation, they explore some dharmic perspectives on our experience of our lives and the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

By Centre Team on Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

By Centre Team on Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

On the first anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death Jnanavaca gives a compelling and heartfelt talk about how we might view the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community: an extraordinary human but also finite and fallible, a visionary genius in the mould of Blake, and translator of the Dharma, who helped bring the Buddhist tradition alive. Jnanavaca also outlines how he himself views Bhante: a Bodhisattva and a Guru - a ‘Teacher’ with a capital ‘T’.

Sharing personal stories of meetings...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 18:04

Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 18:04

Updated: view picture and clips on Instagram

‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’

We will be live streaming Jnanavaca’s talk ‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’ on Wednesday 30th October 7.30pm GMT. 

Jnanavaca reflects on the significance of Sangharakshita’s life, exactly one year after his death.

The talk will be live here as well as on the site home page, the Sangharakshita Memorial space and on our facebook page

Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 12:05

Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 12:05

Updated: view picture and clips on Instagram

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‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’

We will be live streaming Jnanavaca’s talk ‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’ on Wednesday 30th October 7.30pm GMT. Jnanavaca reflects on the significance of Sangharakshita’s life, exactly one year after his death.

The talk will be live here as well as on the site home page, the Features space and on our ...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The London Buddhist Centre launches its new improved retreat Centre in Suffolk 

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

What The World Needs Now

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 19:22

What The World Needs Now

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 19:22

The London Buddhist Centre has just finished its annual winter retreat. Here is the keynote talk by Jnanavaca, offering a far-reaching and uncompromising vision of human fellowship based on transcendental ideals. With reference to sangha, terrorism, romance, consumerism and Star Wars…

Watch all the talks from the retreat

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