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The 3 Cafés Challenge - Full Details

By Singhamanas on Thu, 21 Apr, 2016 - 18:31

The 3 Cafés Challenge - Full Details

By Singhamanas on Thu, 21 Apr, 2016 - 18:31

3 Cafés Challenge - Raising Money for the New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

This Saturday morning April the 23rd, Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu will attempt to walk from the LBC to Broadway Market, visiting 3 east London cafés, drinking 3 hot beverages and eating 3 pieces of cake, each. They have so far raised over £500 per drink and £500 for each piece of cake = £3,000 in total. This money will buy everything we’ll need for hot beverages at the New...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The 3 Cafés Challenge

By Singhamanas on Thu, 4 Feb, 2016 - 12:20

The 3 Cafés Challenge

By Singhamanas on Thu, 4 Feb, 2016 - 12:20

Raising Money for the New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

This Spring friends Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca will visit 3 east London cafes, drink 3 hot beverages and eat 3 pieces of cake, each. We need to raise £500 per drink and £500 for each piece of cake = £3,000 in total. This money will buy everything we’ll need for hot beverages at the New Vajrasana Retreat Centre, from installing the new water boilers to new quality cups, cafetiers, coffee tables, spoons and mugs…

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Introducing the 3 Cafés Challenge

By Singhamanas on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 18:16

Introducing the 3 Cafés Challenge

By Singhamanas on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 18:16

Believe the hype - the Challenge is on.
Friends Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca are setting out to raise £3,000.00 for the New Vajrasana Retreat Centre with an unprecedented feat - the 3 Cafés Challenge.
Find out more and Donate Now

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

What The World Needs Now

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 19:22

What The World Needs Now

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 19:22

The London Buddhist Centre has just finished its annual winter retreat. Here is the keynote talk by Jnanavaca, offering a far-reaching and uncompromising vision of human fellowship based on transcendental ideals. With reference to sangha, terrorism, romance, consumerism and Star Wars…

Watch all the talks from the retreat

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London Buddhist Centre

What is Yoga for Meditation?

By Singhamanas on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 10:50

What is Yoga for Meditation?

By Singhamanas on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 10:50

http://www.lbc.org.uk/yoga.asp

Everybody Welcome - Including Complete Newcomers. Classes by Donation.

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Early Evening | Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri  -  5:45-6:45pm 
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Sundays |  10am-5pm  (see website for dates and booking)

London Buddhist Centre
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Urban Retreat 2015

By Singhamanas on Tue, 4 Aug, 2015 - 16:42

Urban Retreat 2015

By Singhamanas on Tue, 4 Aug, 2015 - 16:42

www.lbc.org.uk

5th-13th September
Led by Subhadramati, Vidyadaka, Singhamanas and Shraddhasiddhi
On the Urban Retreat you carry on living your normal day-to-day life whilst finding ways to intensify your practice of meditation and Buddhism. We will support you with three day-long retreats, morning meditations, special classes, yoga, daily text messages and emails, and a Buddhist Festival. The retreat is suitable for all levels of experience including complete newcomers. On the initial day retreat we will split into two groups:...

London Buddhist Centre
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The London Buddhist Centre

By Singhamanas on Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 16:51

The London Buddhist Centre

By Singhamanas on Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 16:51

www.lbc.org.uk

Meditation, Buddhism, Yoga & Retreats.

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

New Bespoke Buddhist Retreat Centre Coming Soon!

By Singhamanas on Fri, 10 Jul, 2015 - 12:30

New Bespoke Buddhist Retreat Centre Coming Soon!

By Singhamanas on Fri, 10 Jul, 2015 - 12:30

Maitrivajri, Vajrasana Project Coordinator, writes;

We are now a third of the way through the building of our new retreat centre. The elegant steel framework for the shrine room and simple precast concrete portal frames for the communal areas have been installed. The accommodation block, which runs parallel to the rear of the site, is taking shape - the concrete block walls are up to roof height - the position of bedrooms, bathrooms and toilets clearly defined. The foot print of each of the...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Screening 'Planetary' at the LBC

By Singhamanas on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 10:23

Screening 'Planetary' at the LBC

By Singhamanas on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 10:23

This is a time when humanity has to grow up, cease its endless conflicts and set aside its foolish indulgences to deal with a changing world, to deal with the new world, to deal with a world their ancestors rarely ever had to content with, to face a new and arising set of circumstances that will challenge the intention, the integrity and the will to live.

I went to watch ‘Planetary’ at the LBC on Saturday night. It was made by...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

The Buddha on Wall Street - Book Launch

By Singhamanas on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 11:19

The Buddha on Wall Street - Book Launch

By Singhamanas on Mon, 8 Jun, 2015 - 11:19

Vaddhaka joined us last week to kick off Buddhist Action Month for us by launching his new book in duscussion with Manjusiha. The conversation was wide ranging and relavent, covering the problems of political views both left & right, Slavoj Žižek’s criticisms of Western Buddhism and Ayan Rand’s influence on neoliberalism. And, most importantly, what we can and are doing to improve things!

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