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This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching...

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This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week I’ve not only got news about free eBooks from Windhorse Publications, but also about how to quality for free shipping when you buy books from us.

In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha?, Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, What is the Sangha?,...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Saturday 8 August 14:00 - 15:30

Coming together in ‘real’ life for the first time in months! A socially distant gathering in Highbury Fields, close to the NLBC, near the end of Fieldway Crescent. Brief led movement or activities and time to connect with each other. Please bring your own drink, clothing for British summer weather, and something to sit on.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Taking In the Perspective of Others

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Siladevi reflects on an aspect of Buddhism that is often played down, but is nonetheless an organic part of Buddhism – that of working together with others to effect change in the world.

From the talk The Ideal Society and the Ideal Individual given at Manchester Buddhist Centre during a day in commemoration of the death of Sangharakshita, 30 October 2019.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Loving Caring Intention

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Spreading Our Goodness Into the World

Sunada shares her personal reflections on simple down home ways to be an activist in a world that at times feels like a living nightmare. How do we as Buddhists respond, individually and as a sangha? And how do we keep our sanity? 

Excerpted from the talk Practice During Times of Chaos and Uncertainty given on Sangha Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, USA, 2017.

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Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

By dhammamegha on Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

By dhammamegha on Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Many Dharma books give advice on how to meditate or reflect: others offer maps of the mind. But this week we’re giving away a book of a different kind; a book of stories of practice. 
 
How does the Dharma work? Based on 22 interviews or reflections, Challenging Times: Stories of Buddhist practice when things get tough is a compelling read. You can download it here until 8 June. 
 
Each person in the book faced some sort of...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday Bhante Puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 19:14

Saturday Bhante Puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 19:14

Another Saturday night puja for Sangharakshita. Join us live at 7.15pm every Saturday night on Facebook.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

NLBC Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

25 May: Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis.
How are they connected?  With Santva, Katja Behrendt and Friends.

Zoom login details here, Meeting ID: 884 7432 3614, Password: 003288.

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the Buddhist path. Please donate here.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

Adhisthana in spring, filled with the sounds of devotion.

There may not be other people here, but the community are practicing together daily. If you would like to see our schedule during this ‘At home’ period, visit the Adhisthana website.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Subhuti's Warning

By Caroline I P on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 12:51

Subhuti's Warning

By Caroline I P on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 12:51

In the last of these three short videos showing a conversation between Subhuti and James, Subhuti reflects on what not to do during lockdown, and how we can distract ourselves by using the internet as a means to avoid our present moment experience.

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