Tag: people of colour

Buddhist Centre Features
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Love and Rage - Bodhilila with Lama Rod Owens (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 433)

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 00:33

In this final episode of the current season of the podcast, Bodhilila, Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, is in conversation with Lama Rod Owens, bestselling author of ‘Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger’

Their exchange weaves across a number key Dharma threads, beginning with a sense of how being in the body can be a way to step out of systems that stop us reaching our full potential as human beings; a...

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Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

April 5-11 | ONLINE | Free 7-day summit

I have curated and co-produced this inspiring Afrikan Wisdom Summit, with speakers from the UK, USA, Canada, Caribbean.

Topics include spiritual traditions, the arts, liberation, wisdom of the body and raising our next black generation, and ancestors. Topics that all speakers say involve the whole of humanity. It’s free, and you can upgrade to keep the talks and teaching tools. 

To find out...

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West London Buddhist Centre Presents: An Evening with Lama Rod Owens

By Centre Team on Mon, 14 Mar, 2022 - 10:02

West London Buddhist Centre Presents: An Evening with Lama Rod Owens

By Centre Team on Mon, 14 Mar, 2022 - 10:02

March 21st at 7pm UK

USA PST 12:00 | Mexico 13:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 19.00 | Europe 20:00 CET | India 00:30 | Australia AEDT 06:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 08:00 (next day)

Watch now on YouTube!

How do we respond to our own suffering and the cries of the world from a place of love? How do we creatively work to transform...

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London Buddhist Centre

People of Colour Weekend Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Fri, 4 Mar, 2022 - 11:15

People of Colour Weekend Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Fri, 4 Mar, 2022 - 11:15

A weekend event for people of colour to come together, deepen meditation practice and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching. Programme includes talks, discussion, music and ritual. Suitable for newcomers as well as those who have been practising for some time.

https://app.tickettailor.com/events/londonbuddhistcentre/618856

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Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 October, Vajrasana Retreat Centre, UK

Led by Suryagupta and Bodhilila


A weekend for people of colour to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching in the spacious Suffolk countryside. During this weekend there will be talks, discussion, meditation, music and ritual. This retreat is suitable for those who are completely new to Buddhism and meditation as well as those who have been practising for some time.
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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...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29

Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29

A chance to watch Bodhilila’s contribution from the Buddhists Across Traditions’ Black History USA and LGBTQIA+ Month.

Excerpt from the event blurb to get a sense of some of the themes covered: 


“As activists, people of colour and those living often within marginalized bodies, it is important to take time to nourish ourselves from the daily trauma that we face in our daily lives. Nourishing ourselves is not an indulgence, self-care is a necessity for our survival and a living embodiment of

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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

New People of Colour Events

By sura12 on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 14:35

New People of Colour Events

By sura12 on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 14:35

Please see information about our weekly people of colour events taking place on Zoom in partnership with the West London Buddhist Centre. These events are more important than ever as we deal with social unrest and a deeper call for change in the US, UK and other cities in the world. 

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Here’s an invitation from our Chair, Suryagupta:

“Please join us this Sunday 14th June at 4pm...

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Podcast - Concluding thoughts at the end of the ECA, Summer 2019

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jul, 2019 - 18:42

“To be a chair is not to be a particular kind of person…they are very different. But what they do have in common, is a love of Triratna, a love of the Dharma and a longing to help…”

The 2019 Summer ECA - European Chairs’ Assembly - took place at Padmaloka in the UK.  We are joined by Aryanita from Paris, Vanaraji from Mid-Essex, Jayaraja from Buddhafield and Amritasiddhi from Nagpur, India, all reflecting on how...

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Triratna voices in Buddhist Canada

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 23:17

Triratna voices in Buddhist Canada

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 23:17

Two Triratna Order members are among to the contributors to Lotus Petals in the Snow, the first anthology of writings by Canadian Buddhist women: scholars, practitioners, Dharma students, teachers, nuns and laywomen, launched last week.

Aryadhrishti is Canadian and runs the Triratna centre in Portland, USA. She writes about Karma as a spiritual practice of evolution and escape. 

Vimalasara, born Black British, recently became an African Canadian and is Chair of Vancouver’s thriving Triratna centre.  She writes about...