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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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Dharmabyte: The Light + Love of Amitabha

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Suryagupta calls to mind the the deep red Buddha of love and meditation, Amitabha. Traversing the myth and symbolism of the Buddhist tradition with tales from her own childhood and dream-life, Suryagupta offers up a talk that truly evokes the warm love of the Buddha of the Western realm.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Amitabha & The Infinite Light, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at ...

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Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

By Centre Team on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

By Centre Team on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Suryagupta, Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, along with Vimalasara (Chair of Vancouver Buddhist Centre), are taking part in ‘Black & Buddhist’ - a free online event, from 18th until 25th February which explores what Buddhism can teach us about race, resilience, transformation, and spiritual freedom.

Suryagupta gave a keynote talk at the London Buddhist Centre at the beginning of February which touched on the events of last year including her response to the some of the...

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FBA Podcast: Shining the Infinite Light of Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

The social and political landscape is changing. Societies are, on the one hand, fragmenting whilst, on the other, unifying within a growing culture of consumerism and individualism. How can we create a community that is unified and diverse, exemplifying real values and being a force for good in the world? Suryagupta, current chair of the London Buddhist Centre, inspires us all to shine the light of the Dharma in the world.

This keynote talk was given to launch the year...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 15:04

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 15:04

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

The First Conversation - Saturday 25th July 2020

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:00 | USA  EST 12:00-14:00 | IE & UK 17:00-19:00 | India 21:30-23:30

Questions will be invited from the audience. These panel discussions are open to the whole of the Triratna Community and to all who wish to attend.

There will also be a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter at this event.

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FBA Podcast: The Great Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we construct our world? Collective experiences impact on our personal views and experiences. Mahayana texts offer us the opportunity to interrupt our usual way of perceiving and thinking about the world. Suryagupta explores the extraordinary character, Vimalakirti, and his teaching of The Great Love – the love that is great compassion, the love that is never exhausted, the love that is giving, the love that is morality, the love that is tolerance, the love that is happiness.

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Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two
Race, Bias and Freedom

On Thursday 9th July Suryagupta and Subhuti will continue their discussions on race, caste and Buddhism. Join them tomorrow for a second conversation exploring the question of bias.

West Coast USA 11.00 | Mexico 13.00 | East Coast USA 14.00 | UK & IE 19.00 | Europe 20.00 CET | India 23.30 | Australia EST 04.00 (Friday 10th) | New Zealand...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

Join Vimalasara, for the first conversation, with BIPOC/BAME Order members on Saturday 25th July 2020

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:...

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Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

On 25 June, from 19.00-21.00 (UK), Subhuti will be in conversation with Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on the topic of race, caste and Buddhism. They will explore the themes personally, arriving at a distinctively Dharmic approach to race and Buddhism, with time for you to ask questions via the chat facility on their YouTube Livestream. All are invited to join the LBC Sangha for what promises to be a memorable and significant evening.

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Suryagupta and Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:02

Suryagupta and Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:02

On Sunday 19th, Suryagupta hosted a conversation with Subhuti on ‘Life, Death and Dying’ for the London Buddhist Centre, themes that are very much with us right now. 

It was an insightful and meaningful conversation, and Subhuti invited us to work as positively as we can with the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic brings - so we hope the reflections in the interview give you inspiration to take your practice deeper.

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