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London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38

Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.

In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.

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Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Children and Families at the LBC

Posted by LDNBuddhist to Triratna Buddhist Families on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

Children and Families at the LBC

Posted by LDNBuddhist to Triratna Buddhist Families on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

(Originally posted in the London Buddhist Centre newsletter, July 2017)

Beginnings

Ten years ago – my son Gowan then just three months old – I started meeting with other new mothers in the LBC library on a Wednesday morning. We would meditate and talk whilst our babies slept or rolled around on the floor together. Whether we were exploring metta, impermanence, the preciousness of human life or the simple need for more sleep it was a blessing and a relief to be...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The London Buddhist - Autumn 2017

The London Buddhist - Autumn 2017

Posted by Singhamanas to London Buddhist Centre on Wed, 19 Jul, 2017 - 12:25

Our new Autumn magazine and programme is now ready, replete with some cracking new articles and a chokka programme of events covering the season September-December. Enjoy x

Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

BAM at the London Buddhist Centre with Transforming Self and World

Posted by Steph Delany to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 21:50

BAM at the London Buddhist Centre with Transforming Self and World

Posted by Steph Delany to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 21:50

June has been a particularly turbulent month in the city of London.  The violent attacks and tragic incidents the city has experienced have given us much to pause and reflect upon.  It can feel as though the forces that govern our country and the wider world base their values on greed, fear, hatred and misinformation; the very poisons we try to work against in Buddhist practice.  More than ever it seems critical for each and every one of us and...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Join the LBC team at Vajrasana

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 18:17

Join the LBC team at Vajrasana

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 18:17

Join the LBC team at Vajrasana

We’re looking for another Dharmachari or GFR Mitra to come and live and work with us at Vajrasana.

Vajrasana is a completely new Buddhist environment – it’s feels more like a temple.

Working at Vajrasana you’ll be fully part of the LBC Team and, as such, you’ll enjoy regular contact with the guys in Bethnal Green as well as good training, opportunities and a generous support package.

Do get in touch if you’re interested: jnanaruchi [at] lbc.org.uk; 07799 776 754...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Join the LBC Team at Vajrasana

Posted by Singhamanas to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 17:09

Join the LBC Team at Vajrasana

Posted by Singhamanas to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 17:09

We’re looking for another Dharmachari or GFR Mitra to come and live and work with us at Vajrasana.

Vajrasana is a completely new Buddhist environment – it’s feels more like a temple.

Working at Vajrasana you’ll be fully part of the LBC Team and, as such, you’ll enjoy regular contact with the guys in Bethnal Green as well as good training, opportunities and a generous support package.

Do get in touch if you’re interested: jnanaruchi [at] lbc.org.uk; 07799 776 754...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

What is a retreat?

Posted by LDNBuddhist to London Buddhist Centre on Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 15:03

What is a retreat?

Posted by LDNBuddhist to London Buddhist Centre on Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 15:03

Stunning new short film generously made by Andrew Lang with voice-over from Tim Shaw. Huge thanks to them both. Enjoy!

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Summer Programme & Magazine

Summer Programme & Magazine

Posted by LDNBuddhist to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 16:29

Summer time is here and we’re pleased to announce a new issue of our magazine, The London Buddhist, and a fresh programme of events. Whether you’re just starting to explore meditation and Buddhism or have been coming to the centre for years, we hope there’ll be something to catch your imagination. Enjoy!

 

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:46

Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:46

Siddhiratna sent this amazing short archive film of the very early days of the FWBO (former name for Triratna) in London in the 1970s as the new community there were preparing to build what would become the London Buddhist Centre in an old fire station…

“The videos were shot on Standard 8 film in what I think would be the mid ’70s, maybe ‘76, ‘77. The corrugated iron still up on the windows and Subhuti, Ratnaguna, Dharmapriya (?) and others are...

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Community Highlights

Subhuti - For the Welfare of the World (Audio)

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Community Highlights on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:01

A great talk by Subhuti, live streamed around the world from London at the time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

The fire of peace has been ignited in the world by the Buddha. It burns brightly today in the Triratna Order and movement, and inspired by Sangharakshita’s vision will burn well into the future – but how do we fan the flames so that the heat of practice transforms the world?

Chaired by Subhadramati....

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