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Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Sunday the 16th September at the North London Buddhist Centre was multifaceted:
* Celebrating Padmasambhava Day,
* Holding four Mitra ceremonies (Afra, Charlie, Laura and Remi),
* Rejoicing in the outgoing chair, Visuddhimati,
* And inaugurating Ratnaprabha as the new chair.

Look out for the ceremonial Vajra (a brass thunderbolt symbolising transformation).

Ratnaprabha will kick off with a series of public lectures on Saturday mornings at 11:30, inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to the Fire Worshippers, “The World is...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ratnaprabha's re-rendering of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 11 Jul, 2017 - 14:32

Ratnaprabha's re-rendering of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 11 Jul, 2017 - 14:32

Marking Dharma Day, the anniversary of the Buddha’s first teaching - the Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma - Ratnaprabha has re-rendered this very previous sutta. 

Ratnaprabha has an excellent blog and and this latest English addition of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, posted a few days ago, has already attracted positive comments on social media:

“Thanks Ratnaprabha, marvellous how you render such meaningful yet everyday English from the bare bones.” Vajrapriya

“Thank you. This translation is direct and down to earth and avoids any hint of...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

Read the full article and watch the interview on the website. The recording is in English with French subtitles. The script is available in English and in French.

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Buddhism, Biology, Interconnectedness

By dhivan thomas jones on Fri, 7 Mar, 2014 - 12:15

Buddhism, Biology, Interconnectedness

By dhivan thomas jones on Fri, 7 Mar, 2014 - 12:15In this post I present a fine review by Ratnaprabha of a new book on the meeting of Buddhism and Biology - Dhivan.

David P. Barash, Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science, Oxford University Press USA, New York, 2014. 224pp., £20 hback, also available as ebook.

Review by Ratnaprabha

Through the nineteenth century, Western science gradually disengaged itself from Christian religion, and scientists set themselves up as rivals to churchmen in interpreting the...
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Finding the Mind

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:23

Finding the Mind

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:23Ratnaprabha paid a visit to Sheffield to tell us the very entertaining story of ‘Ananda and the Outcaste Girl’, included in his new book, ‘Finding the Mind’. A talk given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, as part of a series of talks on myths, stories and symbols.