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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...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

What is a retreat?

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 15:03

What is a retreat?

By LDNBuddhist 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

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!

 

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

By Centre Team on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:46

Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

By Centre Team 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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Subhuti - For the Welfare of the World (Audio)

By Free Buddhist Audio 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....

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
...

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...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

'Just Then Or Not At All'

By Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

'Just Then Or Not At All'

By Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

Fifty years ago this April, Sangharakshita founded a new Buddhist movement that was to change the lives of thousands of people. What fostered such unlikely success? Singhamanas on a unique point in history

We already know the story of the Swinging Sixties: LSD, the CND, Beats, Beatles and baby-boomers. Maybe we’re even familiar with the story of Sangharakshita, the founder of the community that the London Buddhist Centre is a part of: the young British signalman going AWOL after...

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