About the retreat With his deeply grounded approach to Buddhist meditation and practice, Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we experience ourselves, and the way in which we see and ‘be’ in the world.
He guides us in rooting meditative experience in the body, turning towards...
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...
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...
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.
Saturdays, 60 minutes March 13th, 20th, 27th April 10th, 17th, 24th
USAPST 09:00 (10:00 on March 20th and 27th only) | México 11:00 | USAEST 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...
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.
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...
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...
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 12:36
This retreat runs from 15 – 21 November. Register in advance for this event using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
In this online meditation retreat we will be taking a fresh look at the main practices taught within Triratna with the aim of connecting to the inner spirit at their heart. We will explore how the Mindfulness of Breathing, Metta Bhavana, Just Sitting and mantra chanting all share the...