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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

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
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...

Buddhist Centre Features
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...

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