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Special Events

Festivals

A group is united by its lowest common denominator, a spiritual community by its highest common factor. - Sangharakshita


Special Events Buddhism Courses Buddhism Classes

Festivals are an opportunity for everyone to come together as a spiritual community and celebrate. Theses special occasions give us the chance to focus on the most importnat issues in life; love, death, enlightenment, truth & transformation.

 

Feb 24

Meditation and Puja to Prajnaparamita

Special pujas dedicated to different embodiments of the Buddha
Feb 25

Transforming Self and World

Mornings exploring Buddhism’s relevance to the social issues of the day and how we can apply the Dharma to transform both ourselves and our communities.
Feb 25

poetryEast: James Meek

poetryEast is an ongoing series of cultural events at the LBC, exploring the meaning and value of the imagination. One of our evenings in association with the London Review of Books.
Feb 26

Buddhist Sunday School

Encouraging and developing our children’s mindfulness and kindness through Buddhist practice and storytelling. Includes meditation, chanting and craft activities.
Mar 11

Film Night: Heart of a Dog by Laurie Anderson

Screenings of films which have Buddhist resonances
Mar 12

Compassionate Communication: Freeing ourselves from Anger

On this day we will build our capacity to choose more creative responses in situations we find challenging.
Mar 12

Full Moon Puja

These monthly rituals give a regular point of devotional focus and the chance to explore Buddhist ritual.
Mar 18

poetryEast: John Lanchester

John Lanchester is a journalist and author whose books include Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
Mar 19

Heart of Mantra: Chanting & Meditation

Mantras are sound symbols that can point towards the mystery and beauty of Enlightenment. The day will be an exploration of this mystery, and will include chanting, discussion and meditation.
Mar 25

Transforming Self and World

Mornings exploring Buddhism’s relevance to the social issues of the day and how we can apply the Dharma to transform both ourselves and our communities.