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Video: Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 17:13

Video: Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 17:13

Here’s Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti about his life and practice. Subhuti has been the President of the London Buddhist Centre for over 30 years and was part of the original team who built the LBC in the 1970s.

Watch recent film ‘What the London Buddhist Centre (Really) Is’...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is...

By LondonBuddhistCentre on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 11:07

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is...

By LondonBuddhistCentre on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 11:07

“It’s a lightning rod through which something utterly transcendent can find its way into the world”

Big thanks to Poppie Runa Sköld for our new video about life at the London Buddhist Centre.

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Community Highlights

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 16:11

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 16:11

“It’s a lightning rod through which something utterly transcendent can find its way into the world”

Here’s a wonderful little film from the London Buddhist Centre, launched this week, which gives a flavour of what a Buddhist Centre is and can offer the world.

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Watch Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti - part of a series of events to mark the LBC’s 40th anniversary...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

In a special ritual on Monday 9th March 2018 Suryagupta became the new Chair of the London Buddhist Centre - one of Triratna’s oldest and largest urban Buddhist Centres, outside of India.  Suryagupta is the first woman to become a chair of the LBC.  Furthermore, as a mother and a woman of African Caribbean heritage, she brings a breadth of experience to this important role in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Here is an interview with Suryagupta. 

1. Can you say a...

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Lama's Pyjamas - Two job opportunities

By Sarah N on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Lama's Pyjamas - Two job opportunities

By Sarah N on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Lama’s Pyjamas is recruiting for two full time positions, one permanent and one temporary (5 months), to join the successful TBRL charity shop in Bethnal Green. One of our team members is leaving and another is going away on a long winter retreat (mid Nov - Mid April).

If you like the idea of:

  • Being part of a closely-knit team supporting each other to practise the Dharma in the workplace
  • Helping to run a well-known high street charity shop
  • Contributing +£50,000 to the London Buddhist Centre annually

…then contact us...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Complete Embodiment of Love

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:13

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast is called ‘The Complete Embodiment of Love’ by Subhadramati.

We can see how the Buddha is the embodiment of love in the stories of the Pali Canon. He is completely responsive in an appropriate way to the situation and people at hand.

From the talk entitled, ‘Who is the Buddha’, given on the LBC Winter Retreat, 2015.

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Dharmabyte: Our Illusory View

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is another dip into the Yogachara from Subhuti called ‘Our Illusory View’. This is the last in a brilliant four-part series by Subhuti on the Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy, which provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

What can we do about the veils of our basic delusions? Where do ethics come into all this? Time to steep ourselves in reality again for another session with Subhuti as he grasps...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Newsbyte: Lama's Pyjamas

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:43

Newsbyte: Lama's Pyjamas

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:43

“I had an idea of what team-based right livelihood was but, actually, working in this way has definitely exceeded all my expectations - I feel like I’m so much happier” - Abhayanandi

This Clear Vision Newsbyte takes a visit to Lama’s Pyjamas, a charity shop around the corner from the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green.  In the last year approximately £61,000 was raised in dana, which went towards supporting the activities in the London Buddhist Centre.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: We All Want to be Happy

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 17:38

This Dharmabyte podcast is brought to you by Maitreyabandhu. We yearn to be happy, yet we don’t know where to find happiness. The central problem of human life - we try all sorts of things, it’s like a koan we are all born with.

From the talk The Happiness Problem by Maitreyabandhu given as part of the LBC’s Urban Retreat in June 2009.

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Dharmabyte: Living Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 17:15

This Dharmabyte podcast is called Living Sangha from Abhayanandi, in an excerpt from a talk of the same name.

Imagine being part of a community marked by autonomy and connection, abundant with supportive love and friendship. The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?!

Abhayanandi has been following this teaching notably by living in a residential Buddhist community and working in a team-based...

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