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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

FOR THE EARTH...

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

FOR THE EARTH...

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

On 1, 8 and 15 June, Sangha night will focus on the theme for Buddhist Action Month, which this year is …for the Earth. We will explore what we want to do or say ‘for the Earth’, with short talks, discussion and ritual and with reference to the Brahmaviharas – specifically Metta (love), Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These weeks will be led by Karunagita with support from Katja and the Sangha night team. 

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Mondays, 19:00

4 May: Deepening my Going for Refuge - what does this mean?
The Particular (me) and the Universal (the bigger picture). With Santva and Friends.  
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11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment
With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual.
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All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night, 'The Religion of Art'

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 12:54

Sangha Night, 'The Religion of Art'

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 12:54

Monday 30 March, 19:00
Lalitaraja is a dance artist and educator as well as a committed Buddhist. He reflects on some of the key themes in Sangharakshita’s ‘The Religion of Art’ and their impact on his practice.

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The 6 April Sangha night will be led by Santva.

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

By RCheesley on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

By RCheesley on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

We will be kicking off a four-week series on the Mahaparinibbana Sutta next week -  http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html (alternate translation available via the link below the title)..

The series will look in turn at four areas of the sutta:

  • 21st January - The Buddha’s advice that the sangha should meet in ”Regular and frequent assemblies”
  • 28th January - The Buddha’s suggestion that Dharma practitioners should be ”Islands unto yourselves”
  • 4th February - Ananda’s lamentation on the Buddha’s imminent passing - “He who is so kind”
  • 11th February - The Buddha’s final words - “With
  • ...
Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

By RCheesley on Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

By RCheesley on Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

The next Sangha Night series will be on Padmasambahva.  We kicked off with a Puja, and the next weeks will feature various talks:

  • 2nd July - Introducing Padmasambhava and the Lotus
  • 9th July - The Vajra - The significance of the diamond thunderbolt
  • 16th July - Welcoming Sanghajata back from her Ordination retreat in Spain
  • 23rd July - The Yogi/Yogini - Buddhism as an unconventional path
  • 30th July - Overcoming the demons - The building of the Samye monastery


Sangha Night is for those interested in taking their interest in...

Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Mind Training Slogans, 3 short talks 15th May 2012

By bodhinaga on Fri, 13 Jul, 2012 - 16:35

Mind Training Slogans, 3 short talks 15th May 2012

By bodhinaga on Fri, 13 Jul, 2012 - 16:353 short talks given at Sangha Night by Vadanya, Suryamati and Terry on their favourite mind training verses.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava & the System of Practice by Bodhinaga 5 May 2012

By bodhinaga on Tue, 3 Jul, 2012 - 14:24

Padmasambhava & the System of Practice by Bodhinaga 5 May 2012

By bodhinaga on Tue, 3 Jul, 2012 - 14:24Bodhinaga introduces the figure of Padmasambhava and tells the story of how he subdued the demons of Samye Ling to establish the Dharma in Tibet. What might be some of our own demons? What would Padmasambhava have to tame if we invited him to the modern west? Includes Bodhinaga’s imaginary exchange between Padmasambhava and our own Prime Minister.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Viradhamma on the Work of the Nagaloka Institute, India

By Candradasa on Fri, 27 Apr, 2012 - 23:38
In case you missed it, here is Viradhamma talking at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center a few weeks ago about his work to support the extraordinary Nagaloka Institute project in India, which provides education and Buddhist training to young people from the some of the poorest communities in India. It was an incredibly inspiring evening and he was overwhelmed at the genrosity of the seacoast Sangha. Together with our friends at Aryaloka we provided enough in donations to...