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Sources of Inspiration: Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 18:36

Sources of Inspiration: Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 18:36

In ‘Sources of Inspiration’, Paramananda talks to his guests about what gets their spiritual juices flowing and has helped them stay inspired in their rich, committed Dharma lives. Each week his guests bring something along to share - and a depth conversation begins…

These conversations were aired live and unrehearsed, so who knows what might emerge to delight or surprise us! Tune in and find out some of the things that keep experienced Buddhists going in these difficult times.

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West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Hello friends,

Due to the popularity of the WLBC’s Poetry Evening recently, we are inviting you all once more to our Precious Jewel fundraising finale on Friday 12 March, 7-9.30pm! There will be storytelling from Padmamati (Stephen Coates), music and words from Jonathan Cohen and a reading of poetic extracts from the writings of Jinananda – and much more!

No booking needed, just turn up: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/precious-jewel-gala-night-per…

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

By Dayajoti on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

At Home with the Elements: a golden thread through February

By Dayajoti on Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 - 15:07

Come and join Buddhafield for our big winter event! A spacious, month-long journey through the Six Elements of earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness.  We will meet them in our daily lives, wherever we find ourselves.  You can dip in as much or as little as you’d like. 

There’s a wonderful programme of meditation; bodywork; dharma and other talks; workshops, poetry, music and dance.  Regular emails to participants and a Facebook Event page. 

This event...

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A musical prayer to the Buddhas

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

A musical prayer to the Buddhas

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

A fellow Buddhist called Sherab Sengge (also known as Peter Campbell-Kelly), practicing in a Tibetan tradition, offers this video of himself playing a sublime piece of music on solo violin. He describes it as “a musical prayer to the Buddhas for the well-being of all, in this desperately difficult pandemic…“.

To go with the performance he also wrote the following poem:

#Passacaglia

Our songs of sadness touch
The dry-deep scars of earth

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suryagita and the Dharma Singers: Music from Presidential Handover

By saradarshini on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 12:18

For some years now the Wellington Buddhist Centre has been blessed to have Suryagita in our Sangha. She has a beautiful voice and extraordinary musical ability which we have benefitted greatly from in every mantra she has ever been present for. But that’s not all!

On special occasions Suryagita has got together with other talented members of our sangha and offered song. Songs of welcome, songs of blessing, songs of appreciation, songs of celebration and songs of joy.

In the last year, we have...

Community Highlights
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Jyotika - Leonard Cohen: Troubadour, Psychonaut, Buddhist Monk (Culture Night 2019)

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:58

Leonard Cohen’s musical genius was intimately connected with his spiritual life, which was deeply influenced by Buddhism. In this talk Jyotika looks at how Buddhism and the philosophies of the East helped shape some of the finest songs ever written in the English language.

Talk given during Culture Night 2019 at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Note: During the talk Jyotika played the following songs: ‘Suzanne’, ’ Hallelujah’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘Avalanche’. For copyright reasons these songs are not included in this...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

A Song...

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 01:08

A Song...

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 01:08

The first lunchtime concert of the International retreat. 🎼Manidhara and Natalia Kieniewicz performing.

More soon! Follow on Instagram for previews of the concerts each day.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Relationship with Art

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Taradasa called Our Relationship with Arts.

This talk asks us to look, and look again, at our relationship to the fine arts. Whether it’s music, painting, sculpture, performance - whatever we respond to in the Arts, Taradasa shows how we can approach it as spiritual practice. Excerpted from the talk entitled Buddhism and the Arts.

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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Jorge sings 'Ojala' by Silvio Rodriguez

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 21:27

Jorge sings 'Ojala' by Silvio Rodriguez

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 21:27

A pre-puja singing session at the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention - Jorge sings ‘Ojala’ by Silvio Rodriguez>

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