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London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

By Charlotte Lawes 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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The London Buddhist - Autumn 2017

The London Buddhist - Autumn 2017

By Singhamanas 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

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London Buddhist Centre

Summer Programme & Magazine

Summer Programme & Magazine

By LDNBuddhist 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!

 

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New Spring 2017 Magazine & Programme Out Now

New Spring 2017 Magazine & Programme Out Now

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 8 Dec, 2016 - 10:58

We’re as pleased as ever to announce a new issue of our magazine, the London Buddhist, and our programme of events for the spring. April will see the anniversary of fifty years of the Triratna Buddhist Community, which we’ll be celebrating at the Centre. That’s accompanied by a fresh range of classes, courses, day events – and of course retreats, at our newly rebuilt Vajrasana retreat centre in Suffolk. We hope you enjoy reading the London Buddhist, and putting a...

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London Buddhist Centre

Open Day at the LBC | September 18th

Open Day at the LBC | September 18th

By LDNBuddhist on Fri, 16 Sep, 2016 - 12:22

Open Day Open House this Sunday the 18th at the LBC!
Bring your friends, flatmates, pets, cakes and grandparents, everybody welcome.

Highlights include:
12pm/Talk: Religion. With Maitreyabandhu
Is Buddhism a religion, a way of life or a philosophy?…… and what does it have to say about god, fundamentalism and faith? Come and find out.
 
1pm/Talk: Democracy. With Saraka
In such a fragile political situation it is easy to fall into polarisation and argument. Is it possible to cultivate...

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London Buddhist Centre

The New Vajrasana

The New Vajrasana

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 17:15

Here’s the short booklet we made celebrating the opening of Vajrasana. It tells a wonderful story of how the new retreat centre has been developed over the years 

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The London Buddhist Summer Magazine Out Now

The London Buddhist Summer Magazine Out Now

By Singhamanas on Thu, 21 Apr, 2016 - 11:17

Giving is a fairly simple thing to do: money to a good cause, time to a friend, food to the hungry, energy to a situation. But sacrificing what you hold most precious – your very own life – is an altogether different giving up. How, and why, would you give your life?

For an offering to be truly selfless, the ideals behind it need to be of the purest kind. Then you would need to examine how you relate to those ideals,...

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London Buddhist Centre

Vew Vajrasana Retreat Centre 2016 Programme

By Singhamanas on Thu, 24 Mar, 2016 - 16:41

Brochure now available. Come on retreat with the London Buddhist Centre at our brand new bespoke Buddhist retreat centre.

Book Here

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The London Buddhist - Spring 2016

The London Buddhist - Spring 2016

By Singhamanas on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 15:54

We (the human race) seem to be characterised by an intense interest in the world. We are even fascinated by it, avidly curious about its workings. Why is it the way it is? How does it work? What does it mean? 

It is possible for us to realise Wisdom and Compassion fully – but to do that we need the challenging and supportive context of a spiritual community. I hope this new edition of our magazine and programme give...

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The London Buddhist - No. 4, Unfolding Lives (Winter 2015)

The London Buddhist - No. 4, Unfolding Lives (Winter 2015)

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jul, 2015 - 17:46

The lotus is the image that the Buddha uses to describe the growth of human beings: the unfolding of life from unfavourable conditions. In this issue of the LBC’s excellent magazine and program some moving and culturally rich examples of this are brought to light - from Shraddhapuspa’s generous life after escape from the Nazis at the start of WWII, to Jayaka’s experience in prison as a young man via an examination of Fellini’s 8 And A...

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