West London Buddhist Centre

About Us

Although we have had to close our Centre and Studio for the time being we are still delighted to be able to offer the following weekly programme for everybody to enjoy. We are so grateful to the teachers who have pooled together to make this online resource possible. As Bodhilila, Chair of WLBC, writes:

The West London Buddhist Centre is not just the physical building, however beautiful it may be. The heart of the centre is the network of people that make up our community; together we create a shared context for spiritual practice, together we create sangha.

We want to offer all these classes freely as we feel that practice can be a true support to us, especially now. If you are able to, please consider making a one off or a monthly donation to the WLBC to help see us through this period of uncertainty.

Buddhism & Meditation

Joint Self-Led Meditation via Insight Timer

Everyday Monday – Sunday 8am

In case you’re not familiar with the app, there’s no leading just the sense of joining others in the Sangha in simultaneous self-led practice (no guidance). Simply download the Insight Timer app on your device and request to join the group: KS/YB and friends.

All welcome. Free.

Sangha Night Online

Tuesdays 7-9pm

The Matrix of Mindfulness with Vajradaka
Tuesdays 24, 31 March 7-9pm

Zoom meeting link

Meeting ID: 967 899 816
Password: 517652

After a one week break from Vajradaka’s workshops we will be continuing them online on the Zoom platform. In his characteristic workshop style, Vajradaka will explore how to apply mindfulness to mental and emotional well-being, everyday life as well as personal and spiritual development. Even more relevant than ever!

All Welcome. By Donation.

You will need to install the Zoom app or programme on your device before joining Sangha Night Online.

Meditation Space Online with Bodhilila

Thursdays 7-8.30pm starting 2 April (details to follow)

For regulars and those who have learnt to meditate. By Donation.

Buddhism in the City Online

Saturdays 10.30am – 12.00pm starting 28 March

Zoom meeting link

The class will cover a range of topics focused on practising the Dharma in the modern urban setting and is aimed at people who already meditate and have a basic knowledge of Buddhism. Yashobodhi is inviting people to email her on yb@yashobodhi.org if they have suggestions for themes.

You do not need to install the Zoom app or programme on your device in order to join the Buddhism in the City Online class.

Yashobodhi has uploaded a talk in place of this Saturday’s (21 March) Buddhism in the City, which can be accessed here.

The talk starts with a 5-minute meditation. Then Yashobodhi reflects on the situation now, about transitioning to a new format of class, about the history of the class and the themes we have covered. She also gives some tips as to how to negotiate this period of time and finishes with information about Zoom, the platform that will be used to run the Buddhism in the City Online from 28 March and how to do the class online.

For regulars and those who have learnt to meditate. By Donation.

Bodywork

Some of our studio teachers are also moving classes online and here’s where you can find them:

MayMay Knight for Yoga or Qi Gong

QiGong and Yoga with Maymay Knight:
Monday 9.15 – 10.45 QiGong
Monday 11.00 – 12.30 Yoga
Thursday 9.15 – 10.45 QiGong
Thursday 11.00 – 12.30 Yoga

Contact: yogawithmaymay@gmail.com or qigongwithmaymay@gmail.com

 

Sophie Arditti for Feldenkrais

Tuesday 17.15 – 18.25 Feldenkrais
Other classes on offer

Contact: sophie@feldenkraisplace.co.uk

 

Pawel Wiacek for Qi Gong:

Friday 11.00 – 12.00 Qigong
Other classes on offer

Contact: pawelstherapies@gmail.com or website: www.pawelwiacek.com

Resources

And if you would like to access other teachers, here are just a few recommendations:

Breathworks: Mindful Self-care for Troubling Times

A free online course from our partner organisation based in Manchester who developed the secular Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health courses we run at the Centre.

Buddhist Centre Online: Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Free podcasts and live meditations twice a day Monday to Friday from 23 March.

Windhorse Publications

Free monthly e-books when you sign-up to their newsletter, 10% off book orders on account and free shipping on all orders for the next few months.

Wildmind

A global community focused on mindful and compassionate living providing online meditations since 2001 now has an app and online courses:

Insight Timer 

A huge resource of free guided meditations, courses, talks and music, as well as meditation bells for self-practice.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *20/3/2020* While the Centre is closed we will have a weekly programme online with some of our most familiar classes and faces! For news and updates click here.

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