West London Buddhist Centre

Opening the Jewelbox – the Tiratana Vandana

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  • Wed Sep 8th 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:15 pm
  • Booking required
  • The non-refundable booking fee for this course is £30, with a suggestion for additional voluntary donation of £60 (if you wish or are in a position to give this). We want to make our events available to everyone who would like to attend, so please contact the centre and ask for a bursary if you want to attend but can't manage the booking fee.

This is an online course that will run on six Wedesndayas from 8 September to 13 October, 7-9.30pm.

The Pali language verses of the Tiratana Vandana are chanted by Buddhists the world over. They are a powerful expression of turning the mind and heart towards the Three Jewels – the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. The verses list key qualities of the Three Jewels as a prelude to a personal declaration of commitment. The Buddha himself commended the content of the verses as supportive of the goal of Awakening. Join us for an exploration of this ancient chant as we orientate towards the primary values of the Dharma life.

Over the six weeks of this course we will explore the ancient text that makes up the Tiratana Vandana, through study, meditation and ritual.



The easiest way to book is online - just click the button below.

Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

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You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.

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