West London Buddhist Centre
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Meditate Christmas Day 10.30am-1.00pm, Boxing Day 10.30am-4.00pm

By maitripushpa on Fri, 1 Dec, 2023 - 16:03

Meditate Christmas Day 10.30am-1.00pm, Boxing Day 10.30am-4.00pm

By maitripushpa on Fri, 1 Dec, 2023 - 16:03

What a nourishing way to spend Christmas and Boxing Day!

Stay calm, grounded and connected during this often frenetic and sometimes challenging time. Join Bodhilila  for our Festive Meditations. Whether you want some quiet and stillness in the midst of the seasonal craziness, a break between socialising with friends and family or you want to come together with others for some communal practice, this day is for you!

Leave behind the bling and soften into quiet on these two drop-in meditation days. Spend a...

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Dharmabytes: All Experience is of the Nature of Mind

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Jul, 2023 - 11:00

Shubha explores the Three Bodies of the Buddha experientially in the Spiritual Death, Spiritual Rebirth and Receptivity stages of Sadhana practice, and how the whole of Sadhana practice has the potential to be free of self-nature. 

Excerpted from the talk The Trikaya, Sadhana and Vipashyana given on the Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, March 2020.

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Emptiness and the Nature of Mind: Meditation Intensive led by Tejananda with Upekshanandi

By dayaketu on Thu, 15 Jun, 2023 - 22:59

Emptiness and the Nature of Mind: Meditation Intensive led by Tejananda with Upekshanandi

By dayaketu on Thu, 15 Jun, 2023 - 22:59

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to explore our deepest and truest nature.

Led by Tejananda with Upekshanandi

Friday November 24th - Tuesday November 28th 2023

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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Refreshing Mindfulness Practice: an Online Masterclass with Suryagupta

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 29 May, 2023 - 12:51

Refreshing Mindfulness Practice: an Online Masterclass with Suryagupta

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 29 May, 2023 - 12:51

N.B. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 22nd

A regular mindfulness meditation practice will help us engage with our life with more attention and appreciation.

In this online masterclass, Suryagupta will share tools to develop (or re-invigorate) a mindfulness practice that is enjoyable and sustainable. There will be led meditation, guidance, and the opportunity to ask questions. 

Thurs 22nd June | 7-8.30pm | On Zoom

Free to join, by donation. 

Register here so we can send you an email nearer the time...

London Buddhist Centre
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Doorways to Dhyana

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 18 May, 2023 - 15:44

Doorways to Dhyana

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 18 May, 2023 - 15:44

Join Jnanavaca online or in person at the LBC on this four week exploration and learn how to deepen your meditation practice and open doorways to Dhyana. 

Jnanavaca will be exploring ways of accessing the dhyanas - higher states of consciousness available through meditative absorption.

States of dhyana, as well as being extremely pleasurable and fulfilling in their own right, contribute to a sense of fulfilment and well-being in our lives.

Find out more and book here: https://www.londonbuddhistcentre.com/event/doorways-to-dhyana

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Mindfulness and Imagination with Vidyamala and Vishvapani

By dayaketu on Thu, 20 Apr, 2023 - 00:10

Mindfulness and Imagination with Vidyamala and Vishvapani

By dayaketu on Thu, 20 Apr, 2023 - 00:10

Seven days of meditation, creativity and ritual in a spirit of mindfulness and inquiry.

Led by Vishvapani and Vidyamala

Reserve your space!

Friday September 1 -...

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FBA Podcast: Becoming Real - Meditation as a Gateway to Wisdom

By Zac on Sat, 18 Mar, 2023 - 06:00

This is a fine talk by Dayanandi on the essential relationship between meditation and the proper seeing of Reality, here described as an opening into the beauty and truth and reality of life itself.

Given at the Taraloka/Tiratanaloka Great Gathering, 2000.

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Dharmabytes: Freedom from Pushing and Pulling

By Zac on Thu, 16 Mar, 2023 - 06:00

Exploration by Nagesvara of the beginning of the Anapansati meditation practice, namely the preliminaries and the breath.

“Here, gone to the forest to the root of a tree or to an empty hut, we sit down; folding our legs crosswise, keeping the body erect, and having established mindfulness to the fore, mindful, one breathes in; mindful one breathes out. While breathing in long, one knows: ‘I breathe in long.’ While breathing out long, one knows,...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

New Year's Retreat (online) 28 Dec-1 Jan

By maitripushpa on Sun, 27 Nov, 2022 - 09:23

New Year's Retreat (online) 28 Dec-1 Jan

By maitripushpa on Sun, 27 Nov, 2022 - 09:23

This Being, That Becomes

This being, that becomes
From the arising of this, that arises.
This not being, that does not become
From the cessation of this, that ceases…
Nidanasamyutta

Reflect on the end of one year and open to the new. These words from the Buddha provide us with a potent and pithy statement of this transition – and of a central Buddhist truth of dependent arising.

Spend this valuable time of ceasing and arising on retreat with Bodhilila and the...

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Dharmabyte: Staying with Practice

By Zac on Mon, 10 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Here Yashobodhi describes one of a list of five forces you use in Dharma practice to move towards awakening in life and also on approaching death, that of familiarization.

From the talk Point 4 Using the Practice In Whole Life, part of the series Training the Mind in Bodhichitta given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2017.

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