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Online Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

Fri, 16 Apr, 2021 - 16:44

Online Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

Fri, 16 Apr, 2021 - 16:44

Our Breathing Body 

Sunday 2 May to Saturday 8 May

It is hard to overstate the importance of the breath within Buddhist meditation. It provides the ‘object’ most often used for the strengthening and purifying of our reflective consciousness. In addition, it provides a felt experience of inter penetration of all life – without such an experience ‘enlightenment is impossible.

The breath is the thread that stitches our life together. Its centrality in energetic psycho-physical work such as meditation is testified to in nearly all spiritual...

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FREE LGBTQ-friendly Mindfulness for Health Course

Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 19:39

FREE LGBTQ-friendly Mindfulness for Health Course

Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 19:39

Can you help us spread the word?

Are you, or do you know anybody living with long-term illness, pain that comes back regularly (doesn’t have to be severe), or have emotional stress around your health that could benefit from a free Breathworks Mindfulness for Health (Mindfuness Based Pain Management) course running from 22 April to 17 June, 1-2.15pm?

We’ll have a taster session for the free 9-week LGBTQ friendly course on 8 and 15 April from 1-2pm. All sessions will be held on Zoom. In this...

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Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Hello friends,

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!

No booking needed, just turn up: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/precious-jewel-gala-night-per…

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Sangha Voices: With Poetry from Vishvantara, Paramananda and others

Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 16:31

Sangha Voices: With Poetry from Vishvantara, Paramananda and others

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.

For more information and poet bios, visit the event website: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/sangha-voices-with-poetry-from-vishvantara-paramananda-and-others/

Make a donation to The Precious Jewel Appeal

This is a fundraiser for the Precious Jewel Appeal to help the Centre through the Covid pandemic. Please...

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Sangha Lights: An Exhibition by WLBC Visual Artists

Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 17:03

Sangha Lights: An Exhibition by WLBC Visual Artists

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...

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Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

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...

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Looking Beyond: A Fundraising Workshop from West London

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:10

Looking Beyond: A Fundraising Workshop from West London

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:10

January 3, 2021

USA PST 06.00 | Mexico 08.00 | USA EST 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.

This...

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The Precious Jewel Appeal - Keep WLBC Shining!

Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 20:00

The Precious Jewel Appeal - Keep WLBC Shining!

Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 20:00

Dear Sangha,

We hope you are well and keeping safe. Difficult and potentially isolating times like these show more than ever how lucky we are to have Sangha, a context of fellowship, meaningful communication and shared purpose. Sangha, though, as we all know only comes of our joint efforts, and at the core of our own particular sangha is the West London Buddhist Centre, which through its classes and courses, even if only by Zoom at present, not only offers the balm...

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Dharmavadana's White Lotus Sutra-thon Fundraiser for WLBC

Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 14:04

Dharmavadana's White Lotus Sutra-thon Fundraiser for WLBC

Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 14:04

Saturday 31 October 7pm – Sunday 1 November 11am

    The Buddha has preached the rare Law

    Never heard by us before.

As the first event in the Centre’s new fundraising campaign, Dharmavadana will be reading the entire White Lotus Sutra aloud, live, overnight on Hallowe’en.

Please sponsor Dharmavanda generously!

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...

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Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness with Amitajyoti (Online)

Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:05

Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness with Amitajyoti (Online)

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...