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Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

On 25 June, from 19.00-21.00 (UK), Subhuti will be in conversation with Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on the topic of race, caste and Buddhism. They will explore the themes personally, arriving at a distinctively Dharmic approach to race and Buddhism, with time for you to ask questions via the chat facility on their YouTube Livestream. All are invited to join the LBC Sangha for what promises to be a memorable and significant evening....

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The Travellers from Orissa – Countdown to #buddhaday – 5 days to go...

By akasajoti on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 22:01

The Travellers from Orissa – Countdown to #buddhaday – 5 days to go...

By akasajoti on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 22:01

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections each day…⠀

Here, Maitreyabandhu reads us a poem from his second collection called Yarn.

According to tradition, two travellers met the Buddha just after his enlightenment and became his first disciples, Tapussa and Bhallika. They disappear from literature after that point, and the Travellers from Orissa is a long dramatic monologue, written by Maitreyabandhu, imagining their story.

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Suryagupta and Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:02

Suryagupta and Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:02

On Sunday 19th, Suryagupta hosted a conversation with Subhuti on ‘Life, Death and Dying’ for the London Buddhist Centre, themes that are very much with us right now. 

It was an insightful and meaningful conversation, and Subhuti invited us to work as positively as we can with the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic brings - so we hope the reflections in the interview give you inspiration to take your practice deeper.

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Join the Public Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre Livestream Here!

By akasajoti on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 23:18

Join the Public Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre Livestream Here!

By akasajoti on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 23:18

Welcome to the Order, Sthiramanas!

The public ordination at the London Buddhist Centre took place on Sunday 5th April at 11AM UK time. (0600AM, New York (EDT); 1200PM Europe (CEST); 1530PM Pune; 2000PM Sydney; 2200PM Auckland)

You can watch the recording here or on the LBCs Youtube Channel Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first....

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A forthcoming Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Paramabandhu on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:05

A forthcoming Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Paramabandhu on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:05

I am delighted to let you know of the forthcoming ordination of Gus Miller. Gus was invited to be ordained last year, along with two other men working for the London Buddhist Centre. As it would have put a great strain on the LBC for all three to be away at the same time, Gus kindly volunteered to wait for a year. Sadly, with the outbreak of Covid-19, we have had to cancel the Guhyaloka course and postpone it...

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A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, in the weekly Dharma night class at the LBC, offer their reflections on our current predicament. Together, in conversation, they explore some dharmic perspectives on our experience of our lives and the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

Here’s a rousing talk from Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on 20th January 2020 exploring what vision is, how it can manifest in our lives, and what a Buddhist vision looks like.

Taking Martin Luther King’s ’I Have a Dream’ speech as a starting point, referring to examples from the life of the Buddha and sharing her own personal stories, Suryagupta draws out some of the key aspects of perfect vision and explores how we can make our initial...

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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’...

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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...

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