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...

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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...

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: A Home Retreat with Paramananda (January 15-21)

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:16

The Alchemical Heart: A Home Retreat with Paramananda (January 15-21)

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:16

Twice daily sessions of meditation and exploration

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia AEDT 06.00 (next day) | New Zealand 08.00 (next day)

This online retreat tailored for...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

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...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Please register in advance for this retreat. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

“Out beyond ideas
of wrong doing and right doing
there is a field
I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass
the world is too full
to speak of
ideas, language even the notion
one another
makes no sense.”

​Following the success of our...

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This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

The high streets are waking from their slumber, and we’re anticipating further easing of the lockdown. There are many questions; is it safe, when will travel be possible, when can I spend time with friends and loved ones in person again, what will happen with work and the economy?

Like many others I’ve also been involved in conversations about race and the growing anti-racism movement. I’ve been thinking about my own place and what I can do, exploring my conditioning, and listening...

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