West London Buddhist Centre

Online Retreat: Mandala of the Heart

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  • Sun Jul 25th 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £50 registration fee, plus £100 suggested donation

This retreat runs from Sunday 25 July at 7pm and runs till Sunday 31 July at 5.30pm.

Mandalas are cross cultural symbols of the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm of the human psyche. Helping us to understand, on the deepest level, our place in the universe. Within Buddhism they are used as an aid to meditation and contemplation.

On this retreat we will be imagining our own bodies as a mandala with our hearts as the central organising principle around which we can gather and strengthen our awareness through placing unconditional love as the touch stone of our experience. 

Through meditation and ritual we will see what it might mean to place our own hearts at the very centre of our practice, by exploring the traditional idea of the heart as seat of both wisdom and compassion.


Start of the retreat on Sunday at 19.00 (1.5 hours)

There after the same schedule of:

Session 1: 8 am – 9 am (UK time)

Session 2: 10.30 – 12.30 am

Session 3: 4 pm – 5.30 pm

Booking and financial support:

Bookings at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mandala-of-the-heart-online-retreat-tickets-157812594719

The non-refundable booking fee for this course is £50, with a suggestion for additional voluntary donation of £100 (if you wish or are in a position to give this).

We still want to make our events available to everyone who wants to attend so please contact the centre and ask for a bursary if you want to attend but can’t manage the booking fee: info@westlondonbuddhistcentre.com

Bodhilila and Paramananda

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