West London Buddhist Centre
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Online Meditation Retreat - Poetics of Awakening

By Ratnadeva on Mon, 8 Aug, 2022 - 21:46

Online Meditation Retreat - Poetics of Awakening

By Ratnadeva on Mon, 8 Aug, 2022 - 21:46

The Buddha was known as the awakened one, but what does it mean to really wake up? Buddhism is clear that this awakening is more than just intellectual knowledge. More importantly it is an opening of the heart and imagination to our own deepest nature and our place in the world. During this online retreat we will be looking at how we might deepen into ourselves and open to the world through our practice of meditation and ritual.

Programme

Session 1 (2 hrs):...

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Ten Ways to a Better Buddhist Life | ⁠Los diez caminos hacia una mejor vida Budista

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 18:00

Ten Ways to a Better Buddhist Life | ⁠Los diez caminos hacia una mejor vida Budista

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 18:00

Essential Wisdom from the Deer Park | Sabiduría esencial desde el Parque de los Venados

Home Retreat with Parami, Now Booking | Un retiro en casa dirigido por Parami. ¡Reserva tu entrada!

September 16-22 | Del 16 al 22 de Septiembre

A⁠ Home Retreat based on the Dasadhamma Sutta⁠ | Un retiro en casa basado en el Sutta⁠ Dasadhamma

Reserve a space! | ¡Reserva tu entrada!

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🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to...

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FBA Podcast: The Jewel in the Lotus

By Zac on Sat, 25 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Sraddhagita explores in a quietly effective, down-to-earth way one of the great central images of Mahayana Buddhism, usually associated with the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

This talk was given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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Change Your Mind: Change Your Life

By Centre Team on Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 20:30

Change Your Mind: Change Your Life

By Centre Team on Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 20:30

It’s wonderful to explore the nature of mind together, along with Iain McGilchrist, Penny Sartori and Bernado Kastrup. But surely the main thing is to change your mind, to make a real contribution to your life and to the life of those around you. The world needs your courage, wisdom and compassion. 

A retreat is a set of conditions to help you get the best out of your mind. If you do that, your life will flourish and...

London Buddhist Centre
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

Bump elbows, say hello!
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Online Urban Retreat 2021 - The Alchemy of the Sangha

By Cardiffbuddhist... on Thu, 7 Oct, 2021 - 16:11

Online Urban Retreat 2021 - The Alchemy of the Sangha

By Cardiffbuddhist... on Thu, 7 Oct, 2021 - 16:11

Cardiff Buddhist Centre and Stroud Sangha proudly invite you to our online Urban Retreat!

With an alchemical mixture of talks, workshops, meditation, ritual, creativity and discussion, we will explore these four tantric rites in relation to Sangha. We will also explore how to bring this retreat into your everyday life and transform you, no matter what your living conditions are.

When...

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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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BRAHMA VIHARAS - ONLINE meditation retreat 12-17 Nov 2021

By vajrapriya on Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 - 15:01

BRAHMA VIHARAS - ONLINE meditation retreat 12-17 Nov 2021

By vajrapriya on Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 - 15:01

12-17 November 2021
Led by Advayasiddhi and Vajrapriya 


How to meet difficulties with an open heart and a big mind? In fact, how to meet everything that way? 

A traditional Buddhist answer is to strengthen the Brahma Viharas and unlock the secret potential of our being’s capacity to live with love, compassion, joy and equanimity; to live with courageous wisdom whatever we encounter in life. 

The retreat will be a mixture of input,...

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Step Into the Unknown: Day Retreat Exploring Metaphor, Meditation & Writing

By Centre Team on Thu, 5 Aug, 2021 - 12:35

Step Into the Unknown: Day Retreat Exploring Metaphor, Meditation & Writing

By Centre Team on Thu, 5 Aug, 2021 - 12:35

Day Retreat with Yashobodhi, Sunday September 19

Come to the full day—or just the first or second session.

First session (3.5 hrs): 
IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEST 18:00 | New Zealand 20:00

Second session (2.5 hrs): 
USA PST 06:00 | México 08:00 | USA EST 09:00 | IE & UK 14:00 | Europe CET 15:00 | | India 18:30 |...

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Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

By Vajradevi on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

By Vajradevi on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Led by Vajradevi

I’m running another online meditation retreat from Saturday 25th September to Friday 1st October 2021. The retreat is aimed at Order Members and Mitras and is offered on a Dana basis.

The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective - to each moment of awareness.

I’ll be drawing on...

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