The LBC is at the heart of a varied and vibrant community of Buddhist practitioners in East London. We teach Buddhism and meditation in a way which is relevant to contemporary life.

The London Buddhist Centre is at the heart of a varied and vibrant community of Buddhist practitioners in East London. We teach Buddhism and meditation in a way which is relevant to contemporary life.

Highlights

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Wed
5 Jun
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7:15 pm
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9:30 pm
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Wed
5 Jun
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Wed
26 Jun

The Wheel of Life

In this four-week course, Suryagupta, Chair of the LBC, will harness her love of stories, myths, and symbols to share the powerful image of the Tibetan Wheel of Life. An ideal lead up to the Summer retreats.
£90 Full / £50 Conc
In person, book online
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Tue
25 Jun
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7:15 pm
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9:30 pm
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Tue
25 Jun
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Tue
30 Jul

Foundations of Meditation

Think you can’t meditate? We’d like to prove you wrong! In this six-week course you’ll get a thorough grounding in the principles behind the two practices we teach at the LBC. You’ll also fine-tune your meditation posture, learn how to respond to distractions of different kinds and discover how to get more deeply absorbed.
£100 Full/£70 Conc.
In person, book online
More info
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Fri
2 Aug
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6:30 pm
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12:00 pm
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Fri
2 Aug
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Sun
11 Aug

Summer Retreat

With nine days away from usual routines, many have found this retreat life-changing. Join us to experience communal living, get into meditation and learn about the Buddhist vision.
£599 full | £461 conc | £389 sub25
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Sat
1 Jun
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7:30 pm
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9:30 pm
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Sat
1 Jun
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Sat
1 Jun

PoetryEast: Sasha Dugdale launches The Strongbox

Sasha Dugdale is a poet and translator who has published five poetry collections with Carcanet and numerous translations of Russian women’s writing. Sasha will be in conversation with Maitreyabandhu about her life and work, and she’ll be reading from her new collection.
£10 In person | Free to watch on YouTube
In-person and online
More info
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Sun
2 Jun
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10:30 am
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5:00 pm
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Sun
2 Jun
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Sun
2 Jun

Entering the Imagination

A day retreat exploring how mindfulness can open up the expansive dimension of experience called ‘the imagination’. Over the day we’ll engage in a variety of mindfulness practices, reflections and creative explorations to access the potential of the imagination to awaken the heart, enrich our lives and give us fresh perspectives.
Free (suggested donation £40)
In person and on YouTube
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Mon
17 Jun
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7:15 pm
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9:45 pm
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Mon
17 Jun
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Mon
1 Jul

The Bardo of Life and Death 

In this three-week seminar, Jnanavaca explores the Root Verses, ancient teachings from “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”. Jnanavaca is one of our most experienced and gifted teachers, he says 'our views about death and what will happen after death have an impact on how we live our life and what we believe it's for.'
Free (donations welcome)
In Person and on YouTube
More info

Online offerings

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Tue
16 May
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2:26 pm
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3:26 pm
Online On-demand
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Tue
16 May
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Tue
16 May

Meditation Step by Step: Your Guide to Mindfulness

Our on-demand online course

An online course that you can take at your own pace. The course is taught by Suryagupta – Chair of the London Buddhist Centre. Teaching videos, guided meditations and worksheets, all of which can be done in your own time and that you can come back to as many times and you’d like.
Concessionary rates available
£99
More info
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Mon
27 May
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7:15 pm
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9:30 pm
Online On-demand
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Mon
27 May
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Mon
27 May

Dharma Night

The Bodhisattva's Path

Our Dharma Night class explores aspects of the Buddhist vision, drawing on two and a half thousand years of teachings to find practical application in the modern world. Broadcast live from an in-person class in the LBC shrine room, with a Dharma talk, opportunities to get your questions answered, led meditation and ritual.
Free, with donations welcome
In Person and on YouTube
More info
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Mon
3 Jun
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7:30 am
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8:30 am
Online On-demand
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Mon
3 Jun
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Mon
3 Jun

Online Morning Meditation

Start the day by tuning in to the LBC from home. A week-long series at the start of every month to enhance your daily practice. With a sequence of meditation teachings and the opportunity to ask questions. Suitable if you know the Metta Bhavana and Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation practices.
Free (with donations welcome)
On Zoom
More info