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Padmasambhava day this Sunday

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Celebrating the teachings of the great Tantric guru of Tibet, all welcome, bring vegetarian lunch to share.

10.30 am – 1 pm meditation led by Paramananda
1 – 2 pm lunch
2 – 3.30 pm Padmasambhava stories and reflection led by Yashobodhi with Dharmavadana
3.30 pm tea break
4 pm meditation led by Dhammagita
5 pm Padmasambhava puja led by Dhammagita

Learn about Buddhism

Ratnaprabha will be teaching a six week evening class on ‘Practical Buddhism’, starting Wednesday 5 November.  The emphasis is on using Buddhist teachings and methods in graffiti-lamareal daily life.  Book here.

Prerequisites: students should have learnt the basic meditation practices, and have done them for at least a few weeks.  You don’t need to know anything about Buddhism.

  • Week one: Introductory, the Three Jewels, the place of the Awakened one.
  • Week two: The Dharma 1: practical Buddhist ethics.
  • Week three: The Dharma 2: meditation. The place of meditation in Buddhism.
  • Week four: The Dharma 3: wisdom, uncovering reality.
  • Week five: The meaning of Sangha, finding a Sangha; the WLBC Sangha.
  • Week six: The value of devotional practice, and summary.

A more active West London Centre

IMG_1641As we move to a new building in December, we have ideas for reaching more people with meditation and the Dharma.  See here for Paramananda’s thoughts on new projects, outreach, and residential communities, as well as a wishlist for the new centre; lots of help and donations are needed!  And here is his very personal talk on why Buddhist Centres can bring real benefit.

Women’s Meditation Day Saturday 11 October led by Bodhilila

Katie_Walking_Labyrinth_2Starts 12:30. An afternoon of meditation practice with some led and some unled meditations and an opportunity to discuss whatever is happening  (or not happening) in your meditation.

We will be exploring ways to include kindness and compassion in our meditation practice whether our focus is on mindfulness or we are practising the Metta Bhavana meditation practice.

Please bring vegetarian food for a shared lunch at 12:30, or arrive at 1:30 for the first meditation. By donation.