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Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The London Buddhist Centre is part of a new artwork by Miranda July and Artangel which takes the form of an interfaith charity shop.

By Singhamanas on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 14:21

The London Buddhist Centre is part of a new artwork by Miranda July and Artangel which takes the form of an interfaith charity shop.

By Singhamanas on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 14:21

We’re delighted to contribute to such a timely, creative new interfaith project! We’re on the third floor of Selfridges Flagship London store and open to the public from today until – 22 October 2017.

The pop-up shop is by artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July. It is a major commission by arts organisation Artangel, and the artist’s first commission in the UK

Abhayanandi,(pictured) is the co-founder and manager of Lama’s Pyjamas Charity Shop and part of the teaching team at the London Buddhist...

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Children and Families at the LBC

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

Children and Families at the LBC

By LDNBuddhist 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...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM at the London Buddhist Centre with Transforming Self and World

By Steph Delany on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 21:50

BAM at the London Buddhist Centre with Transforming Self and World

By Steph Delany 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

By Nandavajra on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 18:17

Join the LBC team at Vajrasana

By Nandavajra 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

By Singhamanas on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 17:09

Join the LBC Team at Vajrasana

By Singhamanas 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...

Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Subhuti - Now Streaming Live for Triratna@50: For the Welfare of the World

By Singhamanas on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 16:26

Subhuti - Now Streaming Live for Triratna@50: For the Welfare of the World

By Singhamanas on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 16:26

This broadcast is now ended. Below is the full unedited stream embedded - the talk begins around 6:15 and end around 01:20:00, with a short fundraising presentation following. You can listen to a remastered audio edit here.

N.B. For the first couple of minutes the video is rotated but it soon corrects itself!

+ Follow above to be notified when we post the full quality video and audio of the talk.

Subhuti: For the Welfare of the World
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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Subhuti's Triratna@50 Talk - Live Stream From London, Saturday 8th April

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:39

Subhuti's Triratna@50 Talk - Live Stream From London, Saturday 8th April

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:39

On Saturday we’ll be taking part in the London Buddhist Centre’s Facebook Live streamed talk by Subhuti:

Tune in here at 4pm UK / 11am EST / 8.30pm Mumbai

Subhuti: For the Welfare of the World
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
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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Triratna Day 50th Celebrations, London

By Singhamanas on Tue, 4 Apr, 2017 - 21:45

Triratna Day 50th Celebrations, London

By Singhamanas on Tue, 4 Apr, 2017 - 21:45

Celebrating fifty years of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community
This Saturday, the 8th of April 2017, the London Buddhist Centre hosts a day of events on behalf of all the London Centres to celebrate the presence of Bhante Sangharakshita’s vision in the world, and its significance in the unfoldment of the Buddha’s teachings.

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the day. The day is led by Order members associated with all five Triratna London Buddhist Centres. 

Programme for the...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Tonight: Stream Jnanavaca's Mandala Evening talk live from the LBC

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 16 Jan, 2017 - 18:10

Tonight: Stream Jnanavaca's Mandala Evening talk live from the LBC

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 16 Jan, 2017 - 18:10

Tune in to the London Buddhist Centre’s Facebook page at around 7.20pm UK tonight. Jnanavaca, Chair of the Centre, will be giving his annual Mandala Evening talk to kick off the year. 

https://www.facebook.com/LondonBuddhistCentre/

The spiritual community, the Sangha, is the ideal context in which we can practise the Dharma. It is also a force for good in the world and an ideal in its own right. But how is the Sangha sustained? Continuing our exploration of ‘The Four Sangharavastus’ (or Means...

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