West London Buddhist Centre

Wednesday Lunchtime Drop-in Buddhism

Published in Drop-in Buddhism Classes

  • Wednesdays
  • 1:10 pm
  • 1:55 pm
  • Booking not required
  • No charge, suggested donation £5

A series of introductions to some of the most fascinating areas of Buddhism presented by Ratnaprabha, followed by questions and discussion.  The current theme and schedule of topics is set out below.  Open to all.

Watch Ratnaprabha introducing this class:

Current Theme: The Stupa – Architecture of the Mind and Cosmos

June 13 Death, Domes and Detail – introduction and basic history of the stupa

June 20 Seeing Stupas – slide show by Ratnaprabha

June 27 Parinirvana – the Buddha’s death & what remained

July 4 The Elements of the Stupa – Earth: solid state potential

July 11 The Elements of the Stupa – Water: movement and reaction

July 18 The Elements of the Stupa – Fire: creativity onwards & upwards

July 25 The Elements of the Stupa – Air: freedom to fly

Aug 1 The Elements of the Stupa – Space: dimensions of emptiness

Aug 8 Earth to Enlightenment – symbolism of stupa architecture 1

Aug 15 Earth to Enlightenment – symbolism of stupa architecture 2

Aug 22 Embodiment – the stupa and the meditating human

Aug 29 The Building Bricks of Body-mind – reviewing the stupa

Sept 5 Stupas Galore in Borobudur – the world’s biggest Buddhist temple