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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...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 12:15

Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 12:15

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

As March draws to a close, and the clocks have sprung forward an hour, spring is poking its head up through the soil and swelling in buds on branches all around Adhisthana. Though we have had some terribly cold and snowy days there have also been some sunny ones, and when bright and dry if maybe not so warm, Bhante has taken what opportunities he could and enjoyed a morning walk...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 12:55

Sangharakshita's diary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 12:55

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

December
December is an unusual month here at Adhisthana, it becomes fairly quiet in the communities and quite a few people go away, either to see family or attend retreats. At the same time the centre swells and fills to capacity as the London Buddhist Centre holds its annual beginners winter retreat here. Bhante’s December largely followed a similar rhythm, being very quite with a slowing down...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Children and Families at the LBC

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

Children and Families at the LBC

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

(Originally posted in the London Buddhist Centre newsletter, July 2017)

Beginnings

Ten years ago – my son Gowan then just three months old – I started meeting with other new mothers in the LBC library on a Wednesday morning. We would meditate and talk whilst our babies slept or rolled around on the floor together. Whether we were exploring metta, impermanence, the preciousness of human life or the simple need for more sleep it was a blessing and a relief to be...

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Good news from Lama's Pyjamas

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 12:12

Good news from Lama's Pyjamas

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 12:12

Lama’s Pyjamas, the London Buddhist Centre’s charity shop, this week proudly launches its new website this week - with a fanfare of good news. 

The shop contributed £56,000 (over €66,000 / USD 68,000) in dana to support the work of the LBC in 2016, a new young person will be joining the team come the spring, the premises are now aglow with new lighting and to top it all, this small Triratna Team-Based Right Livelihood business heads into...

Triratna News
Triratna News

‘Breathing Space in Schools’: training for teaching mindfulness in schools

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 14:23

‘Breathing Space in Schools’: training for teaching mindfulness in schools

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 14:23

‘Secular mindfulness’ is more and more popular in British schools and the London Buddhist Centre is supporting this “mindful revolution”. After 10 years of teaching mindfulness in schools, its schools’ project recently relaunched as ‘Breathing Space in Schools’ with a brand-new, beautiful website. Srivati is its director.

“We offer a variety of mindfulness workshops, courses and training for children, teenagers and staff and we love collaborating with schools to help them embed mindfulness into...

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