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Evolution, Capitalism, and the Buddha

Friday 5 June, 7 pm
A talk by Vaddhaka following the publication of his well received book ‘The Buddha on Wall Street’. Here’s a fantastic opportunity to hear a passionate writer and practitioner about whether individual greed really benefits society. Vaddhaka writes: “Capitalist economics is based upon a narrow evolutionary view of the survival of the fittest. Can modern approaches to evolution help to develop a new approach to economics more in line with the values of the Buddha?” Come along and find out. From 7 – 9.30 pm.

More info about writer here.

All welcome, book your free ticket here.

Meditation day with Paramananda: Fundraiser for Liam

Here’s a letter from Liam’s mother, Catherine:
“Paramananda, Liam, Des and Catherine warmly invite you to a special meditation day for Liam, Sunday 7th June 2015 led by Paramananda, 10.30am – 4.30pm (doors open 10am) at the beautiful new West London Buddhist Centre, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP.
Please do join us for a friendly, welcoming day of spacious calm and the deep stillness of meditation. The day will include led meditations, question time with Paramananda, discussion, and a tasty lunch (home-made by me). Liam will be joining us for lunch so you can meet him in person too.
There are two excellent reasons why you should attend:
Firstly, come and enjoy Paramananda’s teaching and depth of experience. We would love to see you there.
Secondly, Paramananda is kindly giving all proceeds raised by this meditation day to support Liam in his physiotherapy. Two-year-old Liam needs ongoing expert support to maintain and continue his progress. You can read more about Liam’s story here: www.justgiving.com/Catherine-Powell9. The ‘Tree of Hope’ children’s charity have helped us set up ‘Liam’s Learning Fund’, a charitable funding stream which is earmarked specifically to support Liam’s ongoing progress.
Please make a donation to Liam’s Learning Fund via the link above.
Please be generous, this support makes a very big difference for Liam.”

Meditation Club

Buddha Day May 2010 ShrineLast Sunday of the month, 10:30 -5:00, usually with Paramananda. Bring vegetarian lunch to share. No need to book, no charge, suggested donation £20. Usually meditation 10:30-1, discussion from 2pm, finishing with meditation.

31 May
(28 June is Dharma Day festival)
26 July
30 August

27 September
25 October
(29 November is Sangha Day festival)
No meditation club in December 2015

FESTIVAL DATES

Sunday 28 June Dharma Day
Sunday 20 September Padmasambhava Day
Sunday 29 November Sangha Day

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