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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.

Added by Vajradaka on September 1, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

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'.


Added by Amaara Raheem on July 3, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

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



Added by Dh. Maitrivajri on May 21, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

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… Continue

Added by ann cronin on January 14, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

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…


Added by Alex Crowe on January 7, 2014 at 6:29pm — No Comments

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

Added by Luke B. on November 26, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

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… Continue

Added by ann cronin on September 30, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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

Added by Singhamanas on September 9, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

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.

Added 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,…


Added by OliverFord on March 14, 2013 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Are you creative when you are mindful?

I'm sure that the main components of living a mindful life are essential to being creative. you can see some of my ideas on this here

Added by Vajradaka on March 5, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Join the Globe Community Project

If you're in London, do you fancy joining an already successful altruistic project that not many people at the London Buddhist Centre know about?

It's called the Globe Community Project and is a registered charity and company set up by a bunch of LBC Buddhists in 2003. We share an office with the Arts Centre team at Eastbourne House. We run employability skills courses for local women, storytelling for community cohesion and a Bengali advice service. Have a look at our website:…


Added by Srivati on February 21, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Gardeners needed soon!

The Globe Community Food Garden (just around the corner from the LBC) is looking for gardeners (or budding gardeners!) to help with the work and share in the produce of their new community food garden. At the moment not much is needing doing, but if you are interested to help when the spring comes, please get in touch with:



Happy gardening!

Added by Kalyanavaca on January 29, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Lovely double room available in peaceful oasis just 20mins from the LBC

My delightful double room in my peaceful flat is going to be available from 5th February (for 4-12 months). I'm looking for someone, ideally from the Sangha, to move in with my lovely flatmate Lydia. (More details about Lydia below).  We’re looking for a male or female that's considerate, open minded and warm to Buddhism.

The flat is on a quiet road within a few minutes walk of two beautiful parks. The flat is modern, clean and airy with an open plan living room,…


Added by Chrissie Dallas-Cowan on January 2, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments

GFR group for fathers


I'm writing this note to try and attract a few members to this newly planned GFR group.  Myself and Henry recently met up to discuss how we can take on our GFR commitment whilst being engaged dads.   


We had both found that due to the demands of parenting, a regularly scheduled GFR group commitment has been a real challenge.  Nevertheless, deepening our going for refuge remains a priority and we see that being a parent is a great opportunity to learn and evolve. …


Added by Cerdic on October 1, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments

OPEN MIND After school club at the LBC

The LBC is about to launch 'Open Mind' - a new after school club on Tuesdays from 4.30 - 5.30, starting on Tuesday 2 October.

It's for young people aged 11 – 16 years old and is for those who want to try or practise meditation and mindfulness and/or find out more about Buddhism.


Open Mind…

Added by Srivati on September 13, 2012 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Flat Mates Wanted

I'm currently looking for two new flat mates to join me at my lovely home in Homerton (E9). If you or someone you know is looking for somewhere in the area then please inbox me. The double room is £450 pcm and the single is £400 pcm.

I'm 29, very easy to get along with and quite clean and tidy. I work in the arts as an actor and youth arts practitioner. Generally looking like minded people to create a friendly home.

Added by Alicia on June 12, 2012 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Buddhafield 2012


I am hoping to go to the Buddhafield festival from 11th-15th July 2012 and was just wondering if anyone else is planning on going and might be driving down from London?  If so, I would love to share transport!!

Thank you


Added by Ellie Gillan on May 7, 2012 at 6:22am — No Comments

meditation videos

Here is a start of a series of  short videos expanding on the the teachings I've been giving at the LBC recently.


Added by Vajradaka on March 28, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Mitra Sutra (Mitta Sutta)...A Friend...


He gives what is beautiful,

           hard to give,

does what is hard to do,

endures painful,

           ill-spoken words.

His secrets he tells you,

           your secrets he keeps.

When misfortunes strike,

           he doesn't abandon you;

when you're down & out, 

           doesn't look down on you.


* This is a translation of the Mitta Sutta which i particularly like and feel inspired to share and make more…


Added by Lawrence Xhamoni on February 4, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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