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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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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Vajrasana

By Arthapriya on Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 11:43

Ordinations at Vajrasana

By Arthapriya on Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 11:43

We are very happy to announce the public ordinations of the following 12 men at Vajrasana on Saturday 29th May 2021.

Public preceptor: Arthapriya

Peter Bennion becomes Mahaprasara (long second a), meaning “He who makes great progress”. Private preceptor: Jayagupta
Martin Payne becomes Akashasiddhi (long first and second a), meaning “One whose accomplishment is the unbounded nature of the awakened mind”. Private preceptor: Prasannavira
Pete Else becomes Kshantichara (long first and second a), meaning “He who...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – May 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – May 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order Members and friends,

Last month one of my deputies, Amrutdeep, wrote from his perspective about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in India. 16 Order members and over 35 Dhammamitras died in India in the last couple of months and it’s still pretty grim; if you’d like to help, you can read more about some of the ways in which you can give here.

Its poignant that over the past...

Buddhist Centre Features
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...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & 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!

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