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Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Day 8 report from the ECA summer meeting

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Jul, 2017 - 15:32

Here in Suffolk, UK, days come and go, the rain pours down, the duck family continues to parade around (see previous report), and the Chairs are still meditating, doing puja, chatting, walking and listening to presentations and small groups.

They’ve looked at the work of Triratna’s Translations Board; members of the College and Adhisthana Kula have visited to explain the work they’re doing to address painful aspects of Triratna’s past; and the ECA’s Safeguarding officer, Munisha, has...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna's European Chairs assemble for summer meeting

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 17:23

Triratna's European Chairs assemble for summer meeting

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 17:23

For the next week, the extraordinary, redeveloped Vajrasana Retreat Centre in Suffolk plays host to Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. Sixty leaders of European Buddhist centres and enterprises, including retreat centres, are gathered here, with guests from further afield (and a family of ducks), for meditation, ritual, discussion and business, all in the context of spiritual friendship.

See more pictures and follow the meeting over on the ECA’s own space.

The ECA is a very long established and well run...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Join the LBC team at Vajrasana

By Nandavajra on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 18:17

Join the LBC team at Vajrasana

By Nandavajra on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 18:17

Join the LBC team at Vajrasana

We’re looking for another Dharmachari or GFR Mitra to come and live and work with us at Vajrasana.

Vajrasana is a completely new Buddhist environment – it’s feels more like a temple.

Working at Vajrasana you’ll be fully part of the LBC Team and, as such, you’ll enjoy regular contact with the guys in Bethnal Green as well as good training, opportunities and a generous support package.

Do get in touch if you’re interested: jnanaruchi [at] lbc.org.uk; 07799 776 754...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Join the LBC Team at Vajrasana

By Singhamanas on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 17:09

Join the LBC Team at Vajrasana

By Singhamanas on Thu, 8 Jun, 2017 - 17:09

We’re looking for another Dharmachari or GFR Mitra to come and live and work with us at Vajrasana.

Vajrasana is a completely new Buddhist environment – it’s feels more like a temple.

Working at Vajrasana you’ll be fully part of the LBC Team and, as such, you’ll enjoy regular contact with the guys in Bethnal Green as well as good training, opportunities and a generous support package.

Do get in touch if you’re interested: jnanaruchi [at] lbc.org.uk; 07799 776 754...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

What is a retreat?

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 15:03

What is a retreat?

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 15:03

Stunning new short film generously made by Andrew Lang with voice-over from Tim Shaw. Huge thanks to them both. Enjoy!

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Women's sub 35 retreat at Vajrasana 9-11th of June

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 11:22

Women's sub 35 retreat at Vajrasana 9-11th of June

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 11:22

Danayutta writes:

Dharma practice is a vigorous and courageous engagement with life, the world and reality. On this retreat, we will be exploring meditation and Buddhist practices that will help us strengthen and embody the fearless wisdom and compassion that transforms ourselves and the world.

Suitable for women who regularly practice the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana.

9-11th of June, Vajrasana, £180/£140

Booking essential...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Vajrasana Retreat Centre: opportunity to join the residential team

By Nandavajra on Wed, 1 Mar, 2017 - 18:55

Vajrasana Retreat Centre: opportunity to join the residential team

By Nandavajra on Wed, 1 Mar, 2017 - 18:55

Vajrasana Retreat Centre is looking for a new member to join the residential team

The newly rebuilt Vajrasana Retreat Centre is now fully open and running a large programme of retreats. There is an on-site residential community of Dharmachari’s (Abhayavajra, Jnanaruchi and Saddhaketu) and an opportunity to join this team has become available.


The LBC is now inviting expressions of interest from any male Order member or experienced GFR Mitra who would be interested in living and working at Vajrasana. 

The suitable candidate will...

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...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Vajrasana - new team and community member

By Nandavajra on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 11:04

Vajrasana - new team and community member

By Nandavajra on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 11:04

Vajrasana - new team and community member

The newly rebuilt Vajrasana Retreat Centre is now fully open and running a large programme of retreats. There is an on-site residential community of Dharmacharis (Abhayavajra, Jnanaruchi and Saddhaketu) and an opportunity to join this team has become available.

The LBC is now inviting expressions of interest from any male Order member who would be interested in living and working at Vajrasana.

The suitable candidate will need to fit-in well and contribute to the...

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