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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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The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 20:15

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

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...

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The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

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...

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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...

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A Simple Change of Heart

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

“So this bardo is an opportunity for us, for people, to come together in a different feeling of consciousness, a different feeling towards the world - which is a feeling of the heart. 

Which of course isn’t to say that the intellect (rationality, science) isn’t going to be a very important contribution if we are going to work our way out of this, all the difficulty that we face. But actually...

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There is a Field...

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:17

There is a Field...

Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:17

Bodhilila recites Rumi on the first night of our ‘There is a Field…Online Retreat’ after talking about building community, building Sangha, maintaining connections and how we might integrate retreat conditions in the day to day. 

Extracted from the longer poem ‘The Great Wagon’.

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Online Retreat: There's a Field...

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Please register in advance for this retreat. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

“Out beyond ideas
of wrong doing and right doing
there is a field
I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass
the world is too full
to speak of
ideas, language even the notion
one another
makes no sense.”

​Following the success of our...

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WLBC from old to new centre

Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 05:54

WLBC from old to new centre

Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 - 05:54

Here’s a video Suryaprabha made of the WLBC’s process from the old building to the brand new one we moved to earlier this year,

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Aryaloka String Quarted playing at the WLBC

Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 09:55

Aryaloka String Quarted playing at the WLBC

Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 09:55
On Saturday there will be another cultural event at the WLBC.
The Aryaloka String Quartet has come over from the States to do a series of concerts in the UK. They will be playing works by Bach, Bartok, Mendelssohn and Pärt.
More info here:
http://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/cultural-...