Pure-lands appear in Mahayana Buddhist texts. They are ideal worlds created by compassionate beings where the conditions for being transformed by the Dharma are excellent. In the class on Monday nights (starting on the 14th October) we will look at: how they are created famous examples in texts and art how these myths can animate […]
On Monday 7th October we are celebrating the life and teaching of the precious guru of Uddiyana. Come and enjoy an evening of story, ritual and readings. His smile welcoming smile pacifies and gladdens, and his fierce eyes challenge us to transform. All (who dare) are welcome.
On Monday the 2nd and 9th of September we will look at this important (and much talked about) aspect of practice. A good opportunity to clarify our understanding and a suitable entry point for those new to meditation or Buddhism.
This is to let you know, with sadness, of the death of Urgyen Sangharakshita founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community (of which the Hornchurch Buddhist Group is a part). He died today, 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and sepsis. Please send him your metta. For […]
Hi Everyone, Dayabhadra is leading a mantra and meditation morning at the London Buddhist Centre. I’ve always enjoyed these events. If you want something different that would complement what we do on a Monday night I’d highly recommend this. Metta Nandaketu https://www.lbc.org.uk/event-details/-933
This Monday (16/07/2018), will feature the Japanese Buddhist hero Kukai. To get yourself in the mood, you might want to take a look at the record of my pilgrimage to South West Japan: Talking of Buddhist heroes, our very own Saddhabhaya will be rejoining us soon. He will introduce us to Ananda a very important […]
Well Done! We have raised £676 to aid the work of the of The India Dhamma Trust. Dhammvijaya (our recent visitor) has sent us a colourful card to express the thanks of the trust. The skills auction has also lead to many social interactions, useful services and fun. What shall we do for […]
Looking at some websites for Buddhists activities you might get the impression that Buddhism is all lotus petals and glistening dew. Of course quiet reflection and the appreciation of beauty have their place in the Dharma-life but there is also much need for heroic qualities. Over the next few weeks we will look at the […]
Hi Folks, as promised (or some might think threatened) here is the results of my following Maitreyabandhu’s ‘five things I’ve appreciated today‘ in my J&TG notebook. Surprisingly the highest number of things I wrote down were simple physical pleasures. This may be due to temperament, the habit of where I put my attention or the […]
Greetings, this is a reminder of Friday for those who were there and a glimpse of what happened if you couldn’t be there. On Friday 21st October 2016 three individuals took the significant step of becoming ‘Mitras‘ – friends. During a puja, offerings of a candle, flower and incense were made by each person. In […]