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The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

We’re on the cusp of another new phase beginning here at Padmaloka, that is the opening of a Hybrid Retreat Centre.

Having looked at the UK Government’s advice for places of worship and the advice for accommodation providers, we will be able to run some events that have a small number of people physically on retreat here. The new programme will be made up of events that are either residential only, a hybrid of residential and online, or online only. In...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

A Simple Change of Heart

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

“So this bardo is an opportunity for us, for people, to come together in a different feeling of consciousness, a different feeling towards the world - which is a feeling of the heart. 

Which of course isn’t to say that the intellect (rationality, science) isn’t going to be a very important contribution if we are going to work our way out of this, all the difficulty that we face. But actually...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Have a look at this lovely animation of an Autumn Buddha by Aryajit, featuring our Autumn programme of open events. 

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

A set of links to video clips of Ratnasuri talking about various aspects of her practice over the years.  

Ratnasuri on ordaining women - A clip from ‘Buddhist Women Speak on Ordination’ https://vimeo.com/358868155
Ratnasuri on becoming the first women’s Public Preceptor: https://vimeo.com/358805020
Ratnasuri on Dharma practice including attitudes to her death: https://vimeo.com/358863346
Ratnasuri on moving to Taraloka: https://vimeo.com/358788744
Ratnasuri on attitudes to money and time off: https://vimeo.com/358791961
Ratnasuri on aging in a retreat centre community: https://vimeo.com/358814092
Ratnasuri on her interests: https://vimeo.com/358819254
Ratnasuri on...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Question and Answer session with Aloka

By Sanghanistha on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 12:22

Question and Answer session with Aloka

By Sanghanistha on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 12:22

We’re very pleased to announce that as part of our 2017 Open Men’s Summer Retreat relaunch, Aloka has agreed to come and do a question and answer session on the retreat. Other highlights on this retreat will include talks by Saddharaja and optional yoga sessions with Dharmapriya.

To book your place: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2017/gateways-enlightenment

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

NEW website for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

By ratnavyuha on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 01:52

NEW website for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

By ratnavyuha on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 01:52

Hi everyone.

Wanted to let you know we have a NEW website!

Not only does it show you all the upcoming events at Sudarshanaloka, it also allows you to see when our solitary cabins are available. And you can now book online, right now.

If you are travelling to New Zealand and fancy a group retreat, a solitary, or perhaps just want to stay in our community house when there are no retreats on … please book online or email us. We’d love...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Vajrasana: the first five months

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Oct, 2016 - 15:12

New Vajrasana: the first five months

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Oct, 2016 - 15:12

Two years ago the London Buddhist Centre (LBC) demolished most of Vajrasana, its much loved retreat centre in Suffolk. After a huge redevelopment, the centre ceremonially reopened in May. Watch the ceremony highlights.  

Singhamanas looks back:

“The London Buddhist Centre here in Bethnal Green, east London, had been getting busier year-on-year with most of our classes and retreats oversubscribed. We needed to increase the capacity at Vajrasana so that more people could experience the...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield 2017 Retreats Programme

By Sarah Boak on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 14:58

Buddhafield 2017 Retreats Programme

By Sarah Boak on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 14:58

We’re thrilled to let you know that Buddhafield’s 2017 Retreats programme is now open for booking!

If you’ve never been on a Buddhafield retreat before, or are a regular, come and experience the beauty of nature, meditation, community and connection with us.

Our Sacred Landscape Yatra, which was sold out last year, is walking a sacred route from Feniton to Glastonbury over six days in April. The Women’s Retreat is back,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Using The Internet On Retreat - What's The Problem?

By mokshini on Fri, 2 Sep, 2016 - 22:32

Maitreyi raises the point that it seems that more and more retreatants don’t heed the request not not to use their mobile phones on retreat.  But what are we in danger of losing when we crave continual connection to friends and family or reach for our phone the moment boredom or aloneness sets in? She suggests that it is only when we allow ourselves to experience a sense of aloneness, and truly give ourselves a chance to be with our experience...

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