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Special Events


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

Special Events Buddhism Days 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.


Oct 29

Mandala evening: 40/40 Looking Back and Looking Forward

Suryagupta, Chair of the LBC, will launch our month-long celebration with a keynote talk on what Buddhism has to offer to individuals, communities and the world at large.
Oct 29

40 years of Buddhism in Bethnal green

Events to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the London Buddhist Centre:
Nov 11

Open Day

To celebrate our 40th anniversary we’re opening our doors for anyone and everyone to find out about Buddhism, learn to meditate, try a taster session in Breathing Space or just have a look around.
Nov 24

Reunion of Original Builders of the LBC

The London Buddhist Centre started out as a burnt out fire station. It was transformed by a group of young, dedicated men and women in the 1970s. A chance for those who were involved to come together and rejoice in what they have given to so many.
Nov 25

Sangha Day

We conclude our month-long celebration with a celebration of community and friendship. Friendship is central to the Buddhist conception of spiritual community, a community that reaches out to all people. Sangha Day is a celebration of the ideal of community based on friendship, shared values, empathy and courage. The day will conclude with Mitra ceremonies.
Dec 31

New Year’s Eve & All Night Sit

Meditation and mindfulness through the night. See the New Year in with others in an atmosphere of contemplation, turning towards what is most meaningful and vital.
Sep 21

The Urban Retreat 2019

Turn a week of your everyday life into a retreat. We’ll support you with weekend events, a silent day-long retreat, weekday morning meditations, evening classes, dharma talks, yoga, chi-kung and inspirational text messages!
May 21


May 22