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Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

By LDNBuddhist on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

By LDNBuddhist on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Sunday 25th July | 10am-9pm

Dharma Day is our yearly celebration of the Buddha’s first communication of the way to Enlightenment. The moment that his first teachings hit their mark, the great wheel of the Dharma was set in motion. Today, each time we hear and understand the Buddha’s teachings, that same wheel continues to turn.

With meditation, teaching, reflection and ritual, we’ll spend the day exploring together what it truly means to practice the Dharma, and how our actions can keep...

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Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

By Maitreyabandhu on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

By Maitreyabandhu on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

PoetryEast with Rupert Sheldrake: ‘Exploring Consciousness’

Premier: July 3rd, 7pm (BST).

PoetryEast is delighted to be hosting Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Jnanavaca (who studied physics at Oxford) will be in conversation with Dr Sheldrake about the possible synergy between science and Buddhism, about Sheldrake’s theory of evolution, and about the nature of consciousness. 

Watch live on YouTube

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

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...

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PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

By Maitreyabandhu on Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

By Maitreyabandhu on Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

April 10th, 7-8pm GMT

Charles Eisenstein is an important speaker and writer focussing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.

In 2017 he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday. He is the author of many books and essays including Climate – A New Story and his brilliant and beautifully written book, ’The Ascent of Humanity’.

Maitreyabandhu will be in conversation with him about the need for a new human story.

Watch live...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Online Spring Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 - 15:30

Online Spring Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 - 15:30

The Myth of the Return Journey, April 1-5

In this time when it’s not been possible to be on retreat together in person, we’ve developed new ways to help you create the same conditions in the midst of your everyday life. Expect meditation, inspiring talks, yoga and an international retreat community to share your practice and your progress with.

Since it coincides with the Easter bank holiday weekend, it’s an ideal opportunity to block out some time and engage with...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 16:08

No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 16:08

Srimala has played a crucial part in the life of the Triratna Buddhist Order – as Public and Private Preceptor, as College Member, and as beloved friend to so many. What many people may not know about her is that for years now she has been writing poems about her life, about living at Maes Gwyn in Wales, about her family and friends, about her partner Subhuti, and about hedgehogs, toast and the lack of marmalade.

So we’re celebrating...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Online Winter Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

Online Winter Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

When life feels cramped and incomplete, what’s the key to our freedom?

At the London Buddhist Centre, we’re marking the end of 2020 by gathering online and turning inwards together towards what the Buddha called the Heart’s Release. We’ll be creating a vibrant community that anyone can join in with, wherever they are and whatever their level of experience.

Register for free and we’ll send you all the links you need as well as tips and teachings to help you make the most of...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Deeply Deluded

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today, Deeply Deluded, is by Mahamani from a talk entitled Mind Creates World given as part of the London Buddhist Centre’s week-long series exploring Mind Reactive / Mind Creative for the 2018 Urban Retreat.

There is a way to work with our mental states that takes us out of the reactive mode of being into progressive spiritual development. Our minds clouded by aversion, craving and delusion take us away...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism at work in the World

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 10:52

Buddhism at work in the World

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 10:52

From Sally at Lama’s Pyjamas

What does the Buddha say about work? What is Triratna’s way of translating this into practice? What’s it like working in a Buddhist business? 

You are warmly invited to join us for a day exploring what it means to work as Buddhists in the modern world, Sunday 8 July, at the London Buddhist Centre. 

Watch this new Clear Vision film about Lama’s Pyjamas and Triratna’s unique approach to Right Livelihood for a taste of this special event.
 

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