West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

With Roots in the Sky

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 14:56

With Roots in the Sky

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 14:56

Online Meditation Retreat 23-29 January 2022

with Paramananda and Bodhilila

‘Imagine a sky, empty, spacious and pure from the beginning; the essence of the nature of mind is like this. Imagine a sun, luminous, clear, unobstructed, and spontaneously present; the nature of mind is like this. Imagine that sun shining out impartially on us and all things, penetrating all directions; the energy of mind, which is the manifestation of compassion, is like this; nothing can obstruct it and it pervades everywhere.’

from Tibetan Book of Living...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

At Home with the Elements Online Event 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 16:34

At Home with the Elements Online Event 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 16:34

13th - 27th February, 2022

Our sense of identity is deeply rooted in the real nature of things. This is the fullness of contentment.
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Subhuti, Mind in Harmony

What is the antidote to deep feelings of separation? Of despair and loneliness? Without being able to control everything, how can we hope to gain any sense of security?
 
Connecting with deep identity means realising that we are nature, that we contain the six elements within us at the same time...

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BRAHMA VIHARAS - ONLINE meditation retreat 12-17 Nov 2021

By vajrapriya on Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 - 15:01

BRAHMA VIHARAS - ONLINE meditation retreat 12-17 Nov 2021

By vajrapriya on Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 - 15:01

12-17 November 2021
Led by Advayasiddhi and Vajrapriya 


How to meet difficulties with an open heart and a big mind? In fact, how to meet everything that way? 

A traditional Buddhist answer is to strengthen the Brahma Viharas and unlock the secret potential of our being’s capacity to live with love, compassion, joy and equanimity; to live with courageous wisdom whatever we encounter in life. 

The retreat will be a mixture of input,...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Mandala of the Heart with Paramananda & Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

Mandala of the Heart with Paramananda & Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

This online retreat runs from Sunday 25 July at 7pm and runs till Sunday 31 July at 5.30pm

Mandalas are cross cultural symbols of the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm of the human psyche. Helping us to understand, on the deepest level, our place in the universe. Within Buddhism they are used as an aid to meditation and contemplation.

On this retreat we will be imagining our own bodies as a mandala with our hearts as the central organising principle around which...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Online Spring Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 - 15:30

Online Spring Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 - 15:30

The Myth of the Return Journey, April 1-5

In this time when it’s not been possible to be on retreat together in person, we’ve developed new ways to help you create the same conditions in the midst of your everyday life. Expect meditation, inspiring talks, yoga and an international retreat community to share your practice and your progress with.

Since it coincides with the Easter bank holiday weekend, it’s an ideal opportunity to block out some time and engage with...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Online Weekend Retreat for People of Colour - Building Community

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:48

Online Weekend Retreat for People of Colour - Building Community

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:48

12th - 14th March
Led by Suryagupta and Bodhilila

By cultivating meaningful connections we can have a positive impact on the world. During this weekend retreat we will explore what a spiritual community is and why it’s essential as a context for personal and collective practice. 
We will be celebrating our diversity and our shared commonality through talks, discussions and meditation. There will be music and some ritual too. 
This retreat is suitable for both newcomers and regulars. Do come for the...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.

Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.

The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A place of liberated...

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Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

4 workshops led by Tejananda for experienced meditators
3 years minimum experience required

Saturdays: 20th February and 6th March
1st session (90 mins): IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 15:00 | Australia EST 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30
2nd session (90 mins): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia EST...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

This is a week-long retreat led by Paramananda and Bodhilila. It will run from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 February. 

This on-line retreat will investigate the role of the body in meditation, from the development of mindfulness and compassion through to its place in the cultivation of wisdom. We will bring a body based, intuitive and creative approach to meditation and experience how being grounded in the body can open our hearts and minds. We will also be exploring key...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Online Winter Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

Online Winter Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

When life feels cramped and incomplete, what’s the key to our freedom?

At the London Buddhist Centre, we’re marking the end of 2020 by gathering online and turning inwards together towards what the Buddha called the Heart’s Release. We’ll be creating a vibrant community that anyone can join in with, wherever they are and whatever their level of experience.

Register for free and we’ll send you all the links you need as well as tips and teachings to help you make the most of...

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