West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

With Bliss Bestowing Hands: Online Retreat

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 14:43

With Bliss Bestowing Hands: Online Retreat

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 14:43

This online retreat will begin at 7pm on Sunday 26 September 7pm and finish at 5.30pm on Saturday 2 October. Led by Paramananda and Bodhilila. 

‘Looking after oneself, one looks after others; looking after others, one looks after oneself’ – the Buddha

About this online retreat

The Buddha often said that he meditated out of compassion for all living beings (not just for enjoyment or for personal and spiritual development as many of us may do). In the zen tradition the aim of practice is to equip...

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...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Our Breathing Body Online Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 12:02

Our Breathing Body Online Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 12:02

Here, reciting his poem ‘Perhaps’, Paramananda extends an invitation to the sangha: 

“Come and join Bodhilila and myself for our online retreat, Our Breathing Body starting on 2 May. This will be an opportunity to explore how the breath can help us open our minds and our hearts to the world.” 

Booking: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/our-breathing-body-online-meditation-retreat/

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Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation, Thursday 22nd April 

This event marks the start of a coming together of all those in Triratna for whom concern for the environment is an intrinsic part of their Dharma practice. We will be gathering online on Earth Day (April 22nd) for a period of meditation, sitting in solidarity with this beautiful fleeting world. So wherever you are in the world please join us.

First meditation led by Paramananda

UK & ...

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Sources of Inspiration: A Series of Live Conversations with Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 01:07

Sources of Inspiration: A Series of Live Conversations with Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 01:07

Saturdays, 60 minutes
March 13th, 20th, 27th
April 10th, 17th, 24th


USA PST 09:00 (10:00 on March 20th and 27th only) | México 11:00 | USA EST 12:00 (13:00 on March 20th and 27th only) | IE & UK 17:00 | Europe CET 18:00 | India 22:30 (21:30 on April 10, 17, 24) | Australia AEDT 04.00 (02:00 on April 10, 17, 24) | New Zealand 06.00 (04:00...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Voices: With Poetry from Vishvantara, Paramananda and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 16:31

Sangha Voices: With Poetry from Vishvantara, Paramananda and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 16:31

Saturday 20 February, 7-9.30pm

Continuing our Precious Jewel Appeal fundraising series, we present Sangha Voices, an evening of poetry brought to you by members of the West London Buddhist Centre community. Our special guest Vishvantara reads from her work alongside poets: Paramananda, Chris Arning, Gurnam Bubber, Rachel Jagger, Silakirti, Val Johnson and others.

For more information and poet bios, visit the event website: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/sangha-voices-with-poetry-from-vishvantara-paramananda-and-others/

Make a donation to The Precious Jewel Appeal

This is a fundraiser for the Precious Jewel Appeal to help the Centre through the Covid pandemic. Please...

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Sources of Inspiration with Paramananda - Atula, Working in the Depths (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 37)

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Feb, 2021 - 23:44

Forty years of friendship around meditation, the Dharma, and a common interest in the workings of the ‘psyche’ - the human ‘soul’ - mark out this first pilot episode for a new series of live podcasts. Join Paramananada in conversation with a set of friends to explore and share together their ‘Sources of Inspiration’.

Our first guest is Atula (Richard Huson), psychosynthesist and good friend to many in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Atula has made it his life’s work to consider the...

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...

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Windhorse Publications

Our latest free eBook and our January Sale

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 12:09

Our latest free eBook and our January Sale

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 12:09

Happy New Year! May all blessings be yours in 2021.

Until the end of January, we’re giving away the eBook edition of Change Your Mind by Paramananda, which is one of our bestselling books on meditation.

Download your free copy of Change Your Mind.

This giveaway ties in with an online retreat Paramananda will be leading from 15 -21 January called ‘The Alchemical Heart’. Paramananda writes: ‘This online retreat tailored for home practice will offer an experiential approach to meditation, with an emphasis on the relationship between...

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The Alchemical Heart (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 35)

By Centre Team on Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 19:42

In this first podcast of 2021 we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat on meditation: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

Happy New Year! May 2021 prove a kinder, more hopeful year for all.

In this first podcast of the year we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

In our conversation around the work involved...

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