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Dharmabyte: Cultivating Mirror-Like Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

Bodhilila introduces the characteristic wisdom of the blue Buddha of the Eastern quarter of the mandala, a wisdom that undistortedly reflects experience just as it is.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Akshobhya and the Mirror-Like Wisdom given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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West London Buddhist Centre
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Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29

Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

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

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West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

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...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 20:15

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

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...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on 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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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

By kusaladevi on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

By kusaladevi on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

Watch the first two conversations with BIPOC/BAME and white Order members

Saturday 26th September:
11:00-13:00 PST |13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK + Ireland | 23:30-01:30 India | Australia EST 04.00-06.00 (Sunday 6th) | New Zealand 06.00-08.00

Moderator: Vimalasara

Panelists: Amaradipa, Amitamati, Bodhilila, Candramalin, Dayavasini, Dhivajri, Lokamitra,...

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Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC / BAME Dharma and Community Connection.

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 15:49

Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC / BAME Dharma and Community Connection.

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 15:49

Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection

Last Saturday of every month: see here for times this month.

What is the space?
This is a gathering for people practicing the dharma, at any stage of that journey and experience and who also come from the richly diverse lived experiences of these intentionally welcomed identities: Black, Indigenous, and people of color inclusive of Asian/Pacific Islander,...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

There is a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:17

There is a Field...

By Ratnadeva on 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’.

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on 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...