London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 16:08

No Toast, No Marmalade: Srimala in conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By LDNBuddhist on Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 - 16:08

Srimala has played a crucial part in the life of the Triratna Buddhist Order – as Public and Private Preceptor, as College Member, and as beloved friend to so many. What many people may not know about her is that for years now she has been writing poems about her life, about living at Maes Gwyn in Wales, about her family and friends, about her partner Subhuti, and about hedgehogs, toast and the lack of marmalade.

So we’re celebrating...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Online Winter Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

Online Winter Retreat

By LDNBuddhist on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 16:17

When life feels cramped and incomplete, what’s the key to our freedom?

At the London Buddhist Centre, we’re marking the end of 2020 by gathering online and turning inwards together towards what the Buddha called the Heart’s Release. We’ll be creating a vibrant community that anyone can join in with, wherever they are and whatever their level of experience.

Register for free and we’ll send you all the links you need as well as tips and teachings to help you make the most of...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Deeply Deluded

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today, Deeply Deluded, is by Mahamani from a talk entitled Mind Creates World given as part of the London Buddhist Centre’s week-long series exploring Mind Reactive / Mind Creative for the 2018 Urban Retreat.

There is a way to work with our mental states that takes us out of the reactive mode of being into progressive spiritual development. Our minds clouded by aversion, craving and delusion take us away...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism at work in the World

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 10:52

Buddhism at work in the World

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 - 10:52

From Sally at Lama’s Pyjamas

What does the Buddha say about work? What is Triratna’s way of translating this into practice? What’s it like working in a Buddhist business? 

You are warmly invited to join us for a day exploring what it means to work as Buddhists in the modern world, Sunday 8 July, at the London Buddhist Centre. 

Watch this new Clear Vision film about Lama’s Pyjamas and Triratna’s unique approach to Right Livelihood for a taste of this special event.
 

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

LBC in cinemas nationwide this Friday!

By Singhamanas on Wed, 27 Sep, 2017 - 09:59

LBC in cinemas nationwide this Friday!

By Singhamanas on Wed, 27 Sep, 2017 - 09:59

The main shrine room at the London Buddhist Centre is playing a lead supporting role in this new film - Daphne - written by local Mitra Nico Mensinga.

The film features a Mitra ceremony, as well as acting debuts from Jnanavaca (two words), Prajnamanas (one mantra) & Subhadramati (no speaking part this time).

Here are some reviews: guardian, hollywood reporter, indiwire

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The London Buddhist Centre is part of a new artwork by Miranda July and Artangel which takes the form of an interfaith charity shop.

By Singhamanas on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 14:21

The London Buddhist Centre is part of a new artwork by Miranda July and Artangel which takes the form of an interfaith charity shop.

By Singhamanas on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 14:21

We’re delighted to contribute to such a timely, creative new interfaith project! We’re on the third floor of Selfridges Flagship London store and open to the public from today until – 22 October 2017.

The pop-up shop is by artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July. It is a major commission by arts organisation Artangel, and the artist’s first commission in the UK

Abhayanandi,(pictured) is the co-founder and manager of Lama’s Pyjamas Charity Shop and part of the teaching team at the London Buddhist...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38

Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.

In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.

You can also follow the ...

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Children and Families at the LBC

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

Children and Families at the LBC

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

(Originally posted in the London Buddhist Centre newsletter, July 2017)

Beginnings

Ten years ago – my son Gowan then just three months old – I started meeting with other new mothers in the LBC library on a Wednesday morning. We would meditate and talk whilst our babies slept or rolled around on the floor together. Whether we were exploring metta, impermanence, the preciousness of human life or the simple need for more sleep it was a blessing and a relief to be...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The London Buddhist - Autumn 2017

The London Buddhist - Autumn 2017

By Singhamanas on Wed, 19 Jul, 2017 - 12:25

Our new Autumn magazine and programme is now ready, replete with some cracking new articles and a chokka programme of events covering the season September-December. Enjoy x

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