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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 on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya 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 ...

College of Public Preceptors
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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Walking the Sangharakshita Way

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 - 14:16

Walking the Sangharakshita Way

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 - 14:16

Kate Grant is on a pilgrimage, and you’re welcome to come along too. A mitra at the London Buddhist Centre, her plan is to walk from Tooting in south London, where Sangharakshita spent his boyhood, to Adhisthana, where he lives now. She’s doing this over the course of 17 days, roughly 2 days a month, arriving at Adhisthana on 6th September.

She says, “Each walk will take 3-6 hours. Companions welcome! Four walks down, I’ll be leaving London behind this Saturday, with a little flock...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 17:11

Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 17:11

Tony Murray Jones was publicly ordained at the London Buddhist Centre on 8th March.

He becomes Shraddhajit: ’He who is victorious through faith’.

His name, in romanised Sanskrit, is spelt Sraddhajit (acute accent on the first ‘s’ and a dash over the second ‘a’).

Private preceptor Jnanavaca; public preceptor Maitreyabandhu.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Apologies for delayed posting.

 

Triratna News
Triratna News

New magazine from the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Oct, 2014 - 00:40

New magazine from the London Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Oct, 2014 - 00:40Vidyadaka writes:

“We’re delighted to announce a new magazine from the London Buddhist Centre, UK, publishing short essays, interviews and reviews by practising Buddhists. We are keen to use this publication to explore questions of social, political and cultural importance.

The current issue weighs up matters from ecology to death, via poetry, ‘scientism’ and solitude; subsequent issues will have a similar range. The magazine is intended to be read by anyone.

The London Buddhist...

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