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Weekend Retreat on the Essex Coast - Body like a Mountain, Heart like the Ocean, Mind like the Sky

Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 12:56

Weekend Retreat on the Essex Coast - Body like a Mountain, Heart like the Ocean, Mind like the Sky

Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 12:56

Join us for our weekend retreat by the Essex Coast on 6-8 May. We will seek inspiration from the Buddha’s most detailed account of meditation, the Anapanasati Sutta, and from the beauty of the littoral landscape.

To find out more go to the WLBC website

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Body like a Mountain, Heart like the Ocean, Mind like the Sky - WLBC Weekend Retreat 6-8 May - Othona Community, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

Sat, 26 Mar, 2022 - 15:33

Body like a Mountain, Heart like the Ocean, Mind like the Sky - WLBC Weekend Retreat 6-8 May - Othona Community, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

Sat, 26 Mar, 2022 - 15:33

We are delighted to be returning to Othona for our next in-person weekend retreat. We will be taking advantage of the beautiful natural setting of the Essex coast to support our practice, connecting with the earth, sea and sky to become more grounded and to develop more spaciousness in our hearts and minds. Join us as we come together as a community, practising together and connecting with others on the retreat.

For more information and booking go to our website

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Early Buddhism Study Group (Online) - Sunday 27 February 4-5.30pm

Thu, 24 Feb, 2022 - 16:41

Early Buddhism Study Group (Online) - Sunday 27 February 4-5.30pm

Thu, 24 Feb, 2022 - 16:41

The Buddha lived all of two and a half thousand years ago. However, the writings of the Pali Canon offer us a window onto his teachings and his personality. Join us for study of these earliest Buddhist scriptures, exploring what message they might have for us in these unprecedented and uncertain times. We will start each session with a brief period of Pali chanting and meditation before we read and reflect on a sutta. Join us for an exploration of...

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Untangle your Mind: A Going Deeper Course on Buddhist Conditionality

Fri, 18 Feb, 2022 - 16:43

Untangle your Mind: A Going Deeper Course on Buddhist Conditionality

Fri, 18 Feb, 2022 - 16:43

All the Buddha’s teachings flow from his greatest discovery, the law of conditionality, sometimes described as ‘dependent origination’. The Four Noble Truths, the Wheel of Life, the Middle-way, Nirvana and the law of karma all follow from this central principle.

Over the six weeks of the course we will delve into the ramifications of dependent origination in order to penetrate this teaching that is ‘profound, hard to understand, peaceful and sublime’. We will explore how it can point the way towards ending...

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With Roots in the Sky

Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 14:56

With Roots in the Sky

Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 14:56

Online Meditation Retreat 23-29 January 2022

with Paramananda and Bodhilila

‘Imagine a sky, empty, spacious and pure from the beginning; the essence of the nature of mind is like this. Imagine a sun, luminous, clear, unobstructed, and spontaneously present; the nature of mind is like this. Imagine that sun shining out impartially on us and all things, penetrating all directions; the energy of mind, which is the manifestation of compassion, is like this; nothing can obstruct it and it pervades everywhere.’

from Tibetan Book of Living...

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Early Buddhism Study Group Online - Sunday 23 January 2022

Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 17:11

Early Buddhism Study Group Online - Sunday 23 January 2022

Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 17:11

The Buddha lived all of two and a half thousand years ago. However, the writings of the Pali Canon offer us a window onto his words and his personality. Join us for study of these earliest Buddhist scriptures, exploring what message they might have for us in these unprecedented and uncertain times. We will start each session with a brief period of Pali chanting and meditation before we read and reflect on a sutta. Join us for an exploration of...

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Early Buddhism Study Group

Wed, 8 Dec, 2021 - 10:53

Early Buddhism Study Group

Wed, 8 Dec, 2021 - 10:53

The Buddha lived all of two and a half thousand years ago. However, the writings of the Pali Canon offer us a window onto his words and his personality. Join us for study of these earliest Buddhist scriptures, exploring what message they might have for us in these unprecedented and uncertain times. We will start each session with a brief period of Pali chanting and meditation before we read and reflect on a sutta. Join us for an exploration of...

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WLBC Sutrathon 2021 – Following the Golden Thread

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 12:43

WLBC Sutrathon 2021 – Following the Golden Thread

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 12:43

Dear Friends

With the end of October approaching and the evenings drawing in, it has been almost a year since Dharmavadana embarked on his feat of reading The White Lotus Sutra over a whole night. He raised the incredible  sum of £2,039 for our wonderful centre.  Following in the footsteps of Dharmavadana’s golden path of inspiration…. the annual Sutrathon is born!

Here we are now, 15 courses, 13 events, 10 retreats and many hours of shared practice in our weekly and monthly classes later....

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Mandala of Joy: WLBC In Person Weekend Retreat

Fri, 1 Oct, 2021 - 13:06

Mandala of Joy: WLBC In Person Weekend Retreat

Fri, 1 Oct, 2021 - 13:06

When one knows the solitude of silence and feels the joy of quietness, one is then free from fear….and one feels the joy of the Dhamma. – Dhammapada

Fri Nov 5th 2021 - Sun Nov 7th 2021
Booking required: £210/ conc £160 Bursaries available, please ask

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weekend-in-person-retreat-mandala-of-joy-tickets-182647863677

Led by: Bodhilila, Prajnanita, Ratnadeva and Sudurjaya

Maybe you’ve had an existing connection with WLBC, or maybe you’ve only ‘met’ us online over the pandemic. We extend our invitation to everybody for our first in-person retreat...

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Early Buddhism Study Group with Mitrananda and Ratnadeva

Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 17:38

Early Buddhism Study Group with Mitrananda and Ratnadeva

Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 17:38

Join Mitrananda and Ratnadeva for study of these earliest Buddhist scriptures, exploring what message they might have for us in these unprecedented and uncertain times. We will start each session with a brief period of Pali chanting and meditation before we read and reflect on a sutta. 

Session 7 – October 24, 4-5.30pm (UK)

Many of you will have experienced how, instead of seeing things objectively, a profusion of ideas may arise in the mind which obscures our ability to see things...