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Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 2: Half My Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 17:47

“Buddhism gave me an understanding - or at least a suggestion that one could change.”

In this second in the two part series about Manjusvara we hear about the three things that fundamentally changed his life: a car accident, coming across the London Buddhist Centre and fundraising. 

From his time in the US through to the practice of writing as a means of transformation to his involvement in fundraising for Karuna, Manjusvara celebrates having spent...

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Dharmabyte: Not to be Defined

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled ‘Not to be Defined’ by Jnanavaca.

Excerpted from the talk Is A Guru Necessary? Jnanavaca revisits one of Sangharakshita’s classic talks from 1970 and gives his contemporary reflections on its abiding relevance.

This was given as part of the London Buddhist Centre Dharma Night Series, Bhante Classics, September 2012.

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FBA Podcast: In Conversation With Subhuti

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast we offer In Conversation with Subhuti. Suryagupta converses 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.

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Community Highlights

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.

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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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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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Lama's Pyjamas - Two job opportunities

By Moksadhi on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Lama's Pyjamas - Two job opportunities

By Moksadhi 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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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...

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