West London Buddhist Centre

With Bliss Bestowing Hands – Monday

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Online Retreat:

Monday 27 September

 

Recordings

 

Monday 8am

Salute to the 3 Jewels
Refuges from the Avatamsaka Sutra
Reading
Unled 40 min meditation with bells to mark 5 stages

 

This very body that we have,
That’s sitting here right now…
With it’s aches and pleasures
Is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.
Pema Chodron
Monday 10.30am

Musings by Paramananda
Led meditation
Lying down with drumming and mantra
Sitting meditation

 

 

Carmel Point

The extraordinary patience of things!
This beautiful place defaced with a crop of suburban houses-
How beautiful when we first beheld it,
Unbroken field of poppy and lupin walled with clean cliffs;
No intrusion but two or three horses pasturing,
Or a few milch cows rubbing their flanks on the outcrop rockheads-
Now the spoiler has come: does it care?
Not faintly. It has all time. It knows the people are a tide
That swells and in time will ebb, and all
Their works dissolve. Meanwhile the image of the pristine beauty
Lives in the very grain of the granite,
Safe as the endless ocean that climbs our cliff.-As for us:
We must uncenter our minds from ourselves;
We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident
As the rock and ocean that we were made from.

Robinson Jeffers
Monday 4pm
Meditation led by Bodhilila
Q&A with Paramananda and Bodhilila

 

 

 

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Drinking tea, sitting, quiet – ahhh. This Saturday enjoy Zen tea. More info here. Book here.

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