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
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...
“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. ...
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.
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...
This FBA Podcast is called ‘The Sangha Context of the Anapanasati Teaching’, a talk given by Shubha at the London Buddhist Centre’s Women’s Night Class, November 21st 2013. Drawing out the full sutta where the Anapanasati teaching is given speaks to the sangha context as a condition for insight.
Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from Adhisthana, UK:
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...
Last summer Charlotte Lawes, a mitra at the LBC, interviewed Devamitra about his ongoing experiences of living with cancer. Devamitra has been writing a blog called ‘Can Can Cancer Dancer’ initially to ensure that he did not lose touch with a valuable opportunity for Dharmic reflection, but also so that others might benefit from hearing about his experiences.
The interview touches on the themes of beauty, solitude and Devamitra’s thoughts on the future.
You can also read an article Charlotte wrote in May, ...