The Triratna Movement

Hi everyone, these are a few links that will be mentioned in the talk tomorrow (the time-table for the day is two posts below this one) The Secret Valley A slide show history of the movement The teacher and founder of the Triratna Movement and Order: Urgyen Sangharashita May […]

Padmasambhava Day Festival

 Festival at the LONDON BUDDHIST CENTRE – Jen’s Mitra Ceremony will be in the evening Puja. Sunday 15th September Led by Sraddhagita and Amalavajra Celebrate the life and teachings of this extraordinary Dharma teacher. Sometimes called The Second Buddha, he established Buddhism in Tibet and transforms powerful energies.Throughout this day we shall receive, meditate and […]

The News You’ve Been Waiting For

Hi Everyone, Yesterday, (12th september 2013) at Padmaloka retreat Centre in Norfolk, the man we’ve known as David Weston was publicly ordained. His name is – Saddhabhaya – one who is fearless through faith. I am delighted to know Saddhabhaya has joined the Order and very pleased that Nigel and Pat were there to see the […]


Dear Friends, this Monday, as part of the theme of, the Five Spiritual Faculties, we looked at wisdom. Call forth as much as you can of love, of respect and of faith!                                           Remove the […]

Retreat in Essex

Dear Friends, how do you go deeper in meditation? How do you experience the mind in a more still, positive and integrated way? The simplest way to give yourself the chance of experiencing this is going on retreat.  The London Buddhist Centre offers many retreats and there are many other retreat opportunities around the Triratna Buddhist […]

The Brahma Viharas

Greetings Everyone, this Monday, May 13th, we are planning to look at a series of meditations known as the Brahma Viharas.  There will be a handout, so being better organised than usual, it is available as a PDF at the link below. Brahma Viharas Best wishes Nandaketu and David

Green Tara

oṃ tāre tuttāre ture svāhā The mantra we are chanting at end of the class at the moment is that of Green Tara.  This intimate, approachable, enchanting aspect of the compassion of the enlightened mind is traditionally visualised as a beautiful sixteen year old woman.  She is the colour of verdant vegetation and has long flowing […]

Mantra on Monday

OM AMIDEVA HRIH This Monday we ended the class by chanting the Amitabha mantra. We chose this for several reasons: the previous week a discussion about chanting had arisen in the tea break; it is good to end the class with something meditative; it is the mantra Nandaketu was given at ordination and the simple tune […]