By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 - 12:02
Here, reciting his poem ‘Perhaps’, Paramananda extends an invitation to the sangha:
“Come and join Bodhilila and myself for our online retreat, Our Breathing Body starting on 2 May. This will be an opportunity to explore how the breath can help us open our minds and our hearts to the world.”
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59
Due to the popularity of the WLBC’s Poetry Evening recently, we are inviting you all once more to our Precious Jewel fundraising finale on Friday 12 March, 7-9.30pm! There will be storytelling from Padmamati (Stephen Coates), music and words from Jonathan Cohen and a reading of poetic extracts from the writings of Jinananda – and much more!
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29
A chance to watch Bodhilila’s contribution from the Buddhists Across Traditions’ Black History USA and LGBTQIA+ Month.
Excerpt from the event blurb to get a sense of some of the themes covered:
“As activists, people of colour and those living often within marginalized bodies, it is important to take time to nourish ourselves from the daily trauma that we face in our daily lives. Nourishing ourselves is not an indulgence, self-care is a necessity for our survival and a living embodiment of
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 16:31
Saturday 20 February, 7-9.30pm
Continuing our Precious Jewel Appeal fundraising series, we present Sangha Voices, an evening of poetry brought to you by members of the West London Buddhist Centre community. Our special guest Vishvantara reads from her work alongside poets: Paramananda, Chris Arning, Gurnam Bubber, Rachel Jagger, Silakirti, Val Johnson and others.
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 17:03
Friday January 29th 2021, 7-9pm Fundraiser for The Precious Jewel Appeal
An online exhibition in celebration of just some of the many talented visual artists in the WLBC sangha. Photographs from Viramati, paintings from Amitajyoti and John Webb (of the Ealing sangha), paper cuts from Manth Beeson. As we view their beautiful images through the magic of Zoom, each artist will introduce their work and answer your questions. There may even be a tour of one painter’s art-hung house! Showings too...
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55
This is a week-long retreat led by Paramananda and Bodhilila. It will run from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 February.
This on-line retreat will investigate the role of the body in meditation, from the development of mindfulness and compassion through to its place in the cultivation of wisdom. We will bring a body based, intuitive and creative approach to meditation and experience how being grounded in the body can open our hearts and minds. We will also be exploring key...
USAPST 06.00 | Mexico 08.00 | USAEST 09.00 | IE&UK 14.00 | Europe 15.00 CET | India 19.30
Event duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Invitation We have now left 2020 behind and are looking forward to the future. Let’s focus on the beautiful and joyful for a few hours and join us in an innovative and celebratory online fundraising event. All proceeds will go to The Precious Jewel Appeal.
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 20:15
This retreat runs from 15 – 21 November. Register in advance for this event using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
In this online meditation retreat we will be taking a fresh look at the main practices taught within Triratna with the aim of connecting to the inner spirit at their heart. We will explore how the Mindfulness of Breathing, Metta Bhavana, Just Sitting and mantra chanting all share the single...
Dharmavadana says: ‘The White Lotus Sutra, with its wonderful stories and powerful poetry, is one of my favourite sutras. Dating from between the first and second centuries CE, it is one of the most revered of all Mahayana...
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:05
Saturday October 17, 2-5pm
Register in advance for this workshop using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
Explore how the disciplines of mindfulness and drawing complement each other and how approaching both in a spirit of play can be enriching and freeing. In this afternoon Retreat you will be introduced to mindful drawing, mindfulness practices and a series of guided drawing exercises.
Mindfulness gives us opportunity to engage with experience directly, free from assumptions, preferences, and...