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Space available in mens community from mid-November

Uddiyana community has a space coming up. have a look at the link for details.

Posted by Vajradaka on September 1, 2014 at 9:10am

What do Buddhist Buildings tell us about Buddhist Communities in England?

Dear Sangha,

I thought some of you might be interested in this link to English Heritage who are writing about 'how various traditions and lineages have adapted to the British social and cultural context, … through the buildings that Buddhist communities build and use'.


Posted by Amaara Raheem on July 3, 2014 at 5:06pm

Ticket to International Retreat

Hi there - 

I am not going to go to the International retreat beginning this friday 23rd May and going to Tuesday 27th may. I have a ticket, a single room (but if you had a freind who wanted to go and share the room, they could buy a ticket and do so as it has 2 beds in it) and a single ticket to Colwall leaving Paddington on Fri morning. If you would like to go in my place and pay the LBC for the ticket please contact me on or on 07931 461 553

with metta


Posted by Dh. Maitrivajri on May 21, 2014 at 10:14am

Wonderful Opportunity to Live in a Women's Community for Three Months

Viryaloka, is an established women's community located at the London Buddhist Centre, the heart of the LBC Sangha. By February there will be five women living in the community - Ann, Fiona, Jo, Karen and Sarah. Ann will be on the ordination retreat in Spain from 9th April to 5th July and is looking to rent her room while she is away and so we are looking for a Mitra or Dharmacharini who would like to be part of our community for this period of time. For some this might be an exciting opportunity to see what community living is like while for others to spend some time in London. So if you are interested or would simply like to know more before perhaps applying please email and we will get back in touch with you. The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd February and we hope to make a final decision soon after. Many thanks for reading this x

Posted by ann cronin on January 14, 2014 at 9:49am

Creative Movement Class at the Arts Centre

Just to let people know about classes at the Arts Centre on Monday nights in Skinner Releasing Technique, an accessible approach to free movement and dance that starts from relaxation, visualisation and body awareness.  The first class, next week (13th Jan) is free for people new to the approach.  I find the movement work a very useful support for meditation (and vice versa), and it would be great to have Sangha folk join...

Posted by Alex Crowe on January 7, 2014 at 6:29pm

Reception wed pm 27 Nov .

Hi Everyone ,

I find myself very busy  this week so Cant do  my Regular Wed Pm Reception Shift.

Can anyone fill in ?

Cheers and Metta

Luke B

Posted by Luke B. on November 26, 2013 at 9:57am

Beautiful 4-bedroom house in Stratford available for rent from early Nov 2013 £1950 PCM

The house is in quiet residential area near the University of East London and right next to West Ham Park. It is ideal for a 4-people community, house share or family. It has four bedrooms (three upstairs), a lounge, a very big kitchen, a garden and a brand new bathroom. Freshly decorated throughout, new carpets and new double glazed windows. The house is 10-15-minutes walk away from Stratford tube, train and bus station. Bus 25 is a 2-minute walk away and goes into Oxford Circus. The rent is £1950 pcm plus 5 weeks deposit. Agency fees apply.

Interested? Please contact Ann on

Posted by ann cronin on September 30, 2013 at 12:06pm

News from Vajrasana: interview with the architects

Here's a this fascinating interview between Maitrivajri and our architect Cindy Walters about the plans, vision and challenge of bringing about bespoke Buddhist Retreat Centre in the the modern West. The video is divided into three sections in which Cindy talks about the project, the site and the brief.


Here's the link

Posted by Singhamanas on September 9, 2013 at 12:19pm

To all receptionists


I help run the bookshop with Vajrabhandu, and thought I'd let all receptionists know that there are some new cushions an d mats for sale.  They have price list on the bookshelf next to the Sangharaksita section.

There are still some of the smaller 'old' cushions for sale but they are individually priced.  I've removed the old price labels from the shelves.

Posted by Jonathan Wood on August 9, 2013 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

BuddhistGirl Twitter account

There is an amazing account on twitter, It hasn't been updated in over a year but the tweets are incredibly mettaful. Here are some examples:

Always, this prayer is somewhere in my heart: May you be happy, healthy, and move through this next moment with grace and ease.

invites us to send lovingkindness to the next person we see: May they be happy, know peace, find freedom, & move through life with ease.

Can we generate kind thoughts for someone we don't know? This stranger, like me, wants happiness, freedom, and peace.

I want to have a heart with that much mettafulness, and radiate such goodness always!

Posted by OliverFord on March 14, 2013 at 11:22pm


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