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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...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

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!

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

May Events

By Singhamanas on Fri, 1 May, 2015 - 10:35

May Events

By Singhamanas on Fri, 1 May, 2015 - 10:35

Yet still the unresting castles thresh 
In fullgrown thickness every May. 
Last year is dead, they seem to say, 
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Hustings at the LBC #Election2015

By Singhamanas on Tue, 28 Apr, 2015 - 11:53

Hustings at the LBC #Election2015

By Singhamanas on Tue, 28 Apr, 2015 - 11:53

Last Friday we hosted a political hustings with candidates fromt he 5 main parties; Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, UKIP and Green. The main shrine room at the LBC consistently has a magic effect on conversations that take place there; it makes them more considered, more deep and more good humoured, and the hustings was no exception. It was less a...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The London Buddhist - No. 3, Community Of The Spirit

The London Buddhist - No. 3, Community Of The Spirit

By Centre Team on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 17:45

The London Buddhist Centre has a new summer program and a beautiful set of articles looking at the community of the heart and spirit…

“The bonds that exist between us are an inherent part of who we are, how we live and what we do. Nevertheless, the games of separation that we play, through force of habit, produce aversion and conflict, polarization and difference in our lives and the world. Individually and globally this is a cause...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The London Buddhist: Magazine and Programme: Summer 2015 now available

By Singhamanas on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 16:22

 thelondonbuddhist.org

Vidyadaka writes;

I’ve not invited articles according to a specific theme for this new magazine, so it has been satisfying to see patterns emerging nonetheless. This third edition of The London Buddhist has been no exception: the importance of community seems to run through all of it.

The bonds that exist between us are an inherent part of who we are, how we live and what we do. Never the less, the games of separation that we...

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Job Opportunities at Vajrasana

By Nandavajra on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 19:24

Job Opportunities at Vajrasana

By Nandavajra on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 19:24The building project at Vajrasana Retreat Centre is now under way and is due for completion Spring 2016. The expanded centre will require a team of three to live together in the new community accommodation, and run the centre on a day-to-day basis. Abhayavajra is planning to continue living at Vajrasana after the completion of the building, helping set up the community.

The LBC council are now inviting expressions of interest from any male Order member or Mitra...

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