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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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Vajrasana: the first five months

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Oct, 2016 - 15:12

New Vajrasana: the first five months

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Oct, 2016 - 15:12

Two years ago the London Buddhist Centre (LBC) demolished most of Vajrasana, its much loved retreat centre in Suffolk. After a huge redevelopment, the centre ceremonially reopened in May. Watch the ceremony highlights.  

Singhamanas looks back:

“The London Buddhist Centre here in Bethnal Green, east London, had been getting busier year-on-year with most of our classes and retreats oversubscribed. We needed to increase the capacity at Vajrasana so that more people could experience the...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The London Buddhist Centre launches its new improved retreat Centre in Suffolk 

Triratna News
Triratna News

Confessions of a Transvestite Buddhist

By Munisha on Sun, 3 Apr, 2016 - 23:40

Confessions of a Transvestite Buddhist

By Munisha on Sun, 3 Apr, 2016 - 23:40

Devamitra’s new book, Confessions of a Transvestite Buddhist: A Quest for Manhood was launched at the London Buddhist Centre (UK) on 18th March.

The book’s blurb asks, ”What drives a man to dress as a woman? What kind of man is a cross-dresser? Is he even a man at all, or is he something else? What exactly is a man, anyway? None of the explanations offered by psychologists, sociologists and others satisfied Devamitra… And they certainly provided no answers to the questions that troubled...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Maitreyabandhu talks to Archbishop Rowan Williams, poet

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Mar, 2016 - 23:35

Maitreyabandhu talks to Archbishop Rowan Williams, poet

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Mar, 2016 - 23:35

On 19th March, Poetry East, at the London Buddhist Centre, UK, welcomed poet Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury. (Video 44 minutes)

Maitreyabandhu interviewed him. He writes: “We invited Dr Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury 2002-12, currently Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge -  to talk about poetry, faith, religion and suffering. Here he is in the main shrine room of the LBC, talking to me about his life, his poetry and his faith. He read from his two collections of poetry with ...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati appointed as a public preceptor

By Saccanama on Thu, 21 Jan, 2016 - 10:34

Subhadramati was ordained in 1995 at Tiratanaloka, privately by Anjali and publically by Sanghadevi. In 1999, after 13 years during which she worked in the team-based right livelihood at the Cherry Orchard restaurant and lived in communities around the London Buddhist Centre, she moved to Dublin. She lived there for 7 years, helping to run the Centre. She is now president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and visits...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A Buddhist contribution to the European refugee crisis

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

A Buddhist contribution to the European refugee crisis

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, many people have been moved to action this week.

In Sweden, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order joined a Stockholm demonstration in support of refugees arriving in Sweden. In Manchester and London, UK, Order members Amitasuri and Ambaravajri collected clothing, which they drove to the refugee camp at Calais, northern France, in Amitasuri’s van.

Amitasuri says: “ We made it easy to give. People flexed their compassion muscles.

I put out a message on my Facebook page for people...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Lama's Pyjamas is five years old

By Munisha on Wed, 6 May, 2015 - 15:13

Lama's Pyjamas is five years old

By Munisha on Wed, 6 May, 2015 - 15:13

Lama’s Pyjamas, the London Buddhist Centre’s second-hand shop, is five years old and they’re celebrating with a 50% off sale this Saturday, 9th May. 

This year saw their best profits ever - a grand total of £55,127 - all of which goes to support the work of the Centre.

During the LBC’s Buddha Day celebrations on Sunday 10th May, staff will be handing over a giant dana cheque to Jnanavaca, chair of the LBC. They’ll also be launching a Facebook page. They write:

“We couldn’t do it...

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