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The Mandala: Buddhism and Meditation evening course starts 25 Feb

Banksy-BuddhaRatnaprabha writes: “Padmajata and I will be leading a Buddhism and meditation course based around the mandala of five faculties: mindfulness, confidence, wisdom, energy and meditation.  That is 6 Wednesday evenings, starting at 7 next Wednesday, the 25th of February.”

Tarakarunya and Bodhilila are leading a second level meditation course called exploring meditation, 6 Monday evenings starting next Monday, the 23rd.  Booking here.

Young People’s Activities at WLBC

Newcomers – open to all, but specifically aimed at beginners
Going Deeper – for regulars, Mitras and those who have asked for ordination

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Next Friday 20th of February:

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What is the Dharma, and what does it mean for people in London today, and should you care?

Discuss and connect with the West London Buddhist Centre‘s young people’s group (sub35) this Friday from 7pm.

Beginners welcome, with meditation teaching provided for those who want it (and just bells for those who don’t).



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Third Friday of the month: Sub35 Class.
The alternative Friday night! Meditation, discussion and connection. An evening of practice and exploration with time for hanging out after the class.

Everyone welcome, especially if it is your first time.
Suggested donation £6.

Death Cafe with Padmamati

From 2.30-4 pm  on Feb 28, March 28, April 25. last Saturday of the month
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.
A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.
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Padmamati is a music producer and arts curator
He is co-host of the annual London Month of the Dead and a variety of arts and death related events

Sangha night on the Eightfold Path

Kitain-9837Our weekly Buddhism evening for regular friends, you are welcome to attend if you have learnt meditation.  7-9:30pm. Details here.

Tuesday 24 Feb, Perfect effort, speaker Bodhilila
Tuesday 3 March, Perfect Awareness, speaker Mitrananda
Tuesday 10 March, Perfect Samādhi, speaker Taramani

New Yoga drop-in classes

Drop-in Yoga Classes at the West London Buddhist Centre

Progressive and safe, with guidance for beginners and all levels

Yoga Schedule at the WLBC


Monday                    (until March) 9:15 am – 10:45 am Hatha yoga Ying
Monday 6:30 pm –  7:45 pm Yin yoga Leslie
Tuesday 9:15 am – 10:45 am Gentle yoga** Rose
Tuesday 6:30 pm –  7:45 pm Hatha yoga Sophie
Wednesday 9:15 am – 10:45 am Hatha yoga Ying
Thursday 9:15 am – 10:45 am Gentle yoga** Rose
Friday 9:15 am – 10:45 am Hatha yoga** Ying
Friday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Gentle yoga** Rose
**Low cost community class £5.
 All other classes £14 (£10 concessions) Loyalty discount passes available from March

Yoga courses for beginners

For details about our weekly schedule of yoga drop-in classes see here.
Yoga Foundation Course 
Mondays 5:00-6:15pm, from 9th March 2015
Tuesdays 11:00-12:30am, from 10th March 2015

Taught by Daniel Simpson.
 This six-week course will help get you prepared for other classes. It teaches the basics of Ashtanga and Iyengar, two approaches to yoga on which many styles are based. We’ll look in detail at the most common postures, and link some of them together with rhythmic breathing in a flow.

Yoga is for everyone. You don’t need to be bendy or fit to begin, just open-minded and attentive. As B.K.S. Iyengar, an Indian master, once advised: “Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing. Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time.”


Although the course is designed for beginners, it would also suit others who haven’t practiced in a while, or want to explore the fundamentals. All equipment, including mats, will be provided. Please wear close-fitting, comfortable clothes (shorts or leggings and a vest or t-shirt are ideal), and avoid eating for at least two hours beforehand.


For more details and to book see here