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. ...
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.”
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
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...
“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...
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.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015 - 21:40Here’s a wonderful new video of a tour around the furnished building, made mid Feb 2015 by the fabulous Vicki Bennett and Peter Knight and featuring Yashobodhi. This is followed by Bodhilila talking about the programming plans for our new centre.
Fri, 3 Oct, 2014 - 19:53Here’s what the future premises of the WLBC look like now before the fit-out. A lot needs to happen in the next two months and the fit-out started last week. We’re hoping to move in end December 2014.