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February at Adhisthana

By Rush on Mon, 4 Mar, 2024 - 16:05

February at Adhisthana

By Rush on Mon, 4 Mar, 2024 - 16:05

The first few months of every year are usually a bit quieter. With fewer people on site this means the cooks have a chance to get more creative; Jayadhi made a great Pad Thai, Bodhiketu created a spicy Lasagne, and Harry has been mastering a variety of recipes that you’ll get a chance to taste when you’re next here.

There are changes afoot again as Prajnanita hands over being manager to Prakashamitra. She will now be the Director – a new role...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Freed from the Burning House

By Caroline I P on Wed, 3 Jan, 2024 - 10:30

Freed from the Burning House

By Caroline I P on Wed, 3 Jan, 2024 - 10:30

It can effect your dream life, it can effect your meditation, it can effect your life. If you really enter into the imaginative, dream world of the Lotus Sutra, it starts to affect how you experience the world around you.

Ratnaghosha on the White Lotus Sutra.

A practice-focused retreat at Adhisthana, available in person and online.

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A glance back over our tenth year

By Caroline I P on Thu, 21 Dec, 2023 - 11:30

A glance back over our tenth year

By Caroline I P on Thu, 21 Dec, 2023 - 11:30

It’s been a significant year at Adhisthana, and as it draws to a close we are taking the opportunity to cast a backward glance over what has happened.

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To hear, read, and recite..with a single mind

By Caroline I P on Tue, 24 Oct, 2023 - 16:09

To hear, read, and recite..with a single mind

By Caroline I P on Tue, 24 Oct, 2023 - 16:09

Greater still are the merits of those who hear, read and recite it with single mind, explain it clearly and distinctly to the people in the Great Assembly, and practise it as taught.

The White Lotus sutra

On a recent solitary retreat in a cabin in the Finnish countryside, in the midst of quiet countryside and mild autumn days, I spent a period every day for two weeks reading aloud the whole of the White Lotus Sutra.

Back in 1970 Bhante gave a series of talks...

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Adhisthana

Science and Buddhism

By Caroline I P on Wed, 4 Oct, 2023 - 11:03

Science and Buddhism

By Caroline I P on Wed, 4 Oct, 2023 - 11:03

Ratnaprabha recently led an over-subscribed retreat at Adhisthana on Science and Buddhism. He will be releasing a series of articles on the topic which you can read on  Adhisthana’s blog as well as Ratnaprabha’s personal website. If you missed the first retreat, there is another in 2024.

Science and Buddhism can be seen as self-contained universes, apparently complete in themselves. Each is a very extensive, coherent worldview, worked out over many centuries. They are the greatest collective cultural achievements...

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Buddhist Centre Features

(More) Reflections: Writing and Meditation

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Aug, 2023 - 14:46

(More) Reflections: Writing and Meditation

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Aug, 2023 - 14:46

Sunday October 15th 2023 with Yashobodi
Following an engaging and thought-provoking event held last Spring, we invite you once more to take part in a day of exploration and practice through meditation and reflective writing with Yashobodhi and others. We will gently delve into our experience following writing prompts and working with images and metaphors. No previous experience required!

Book now for (More) Reflections with Yashobodhi

The kind of writing we will be doing is unplanned. We...

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Insight and Imagination: Meditating on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa

By Caroline I P on Thu, 10 Aug, 2023 - 10:30

Insight and Imagination: Meditating on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa

By Caroline I P on Thu, 10 Aug, 2023 - 10:30

On this retreat Vessantara will guide us through practices that will penetrate to the the wisdom at the heart of this text. Through symbols and imagery we will bring about a mystic marriage of insight and imagination.

So, how do you practise a Mahayana sutra? Can you take it deep into your being, so that it’s vision affects your whole life?

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Want to get better at the Mindfulness of Breathing?

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 Jul, 2023 - 09:50

Want to get better at the Mindfulness of Breathing?

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 Jul, 2023 - 09:50

The Mindfulness of Breathing is the practice that gives us a structure to take our awareness into the breath, the body, the feelings, the mind and the nature of phenomena.

Over the past six weeks Dhammarati has been leading a series on the Anapanasati Sutta - the Buddha’s instructions on this practice. This Q&A session was offered to the 200 people on the course; watch for a sneak-peak at what next week’s Order retreat on the Satipatthana will be like. There...

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Adhisthana

The First UK National People of Colour Retreat

By Caroline I P on Fri, 30 Jun, 2023 - 10:30

The First UK National People of Colour Retreat

By Caroline I P on Fri, 30 Jun, 2023 - 10:30

At the end of May Adhisthana hosted a long weekend for the first national People of Colour retreat for the UK. While Triratna POC events have been running in London for over thirty years, this is the first time that there has been a national retreat offered for people of colour drawing on Sangha’s from around the UK.

The teaching team for the retreat was Surygupta (Chair of the London Buddhist Cente), Bodhilila (Chair of the West London...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes: Closer to Truth Through Silence

By Zac on Thu, 25 May, 2023 - 06:00

On a Silent Retreat at Taraloka, Samantabhadri honours silence as significant spiritual practice where we dwell more deeply with ourselves, with others, with nature and the objective world, and within a developing atmosphere. All this opens a vision of experiencing ‘Reality as it is’ (Sangharakshita). From the talk Silence: Practice and Vision given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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