Leave the world through wisdom
Come back to the world through compassion

- a path towards human enlightenment that includes community, friendship, residential retreats, study and the arts.

Work on your mind with committed Buddhist teachers.
Progress towards a more developed consciousness.
Live in the context of an aspirational community.

At the London Buddhist Centre you’ll learn how to work effectively with your mind from committed Buddhist practitioners. We teach meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism in ways that are relevant to contemporary life. All this within the context of an aspirational community.

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.

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.

Highlights

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Sun
21 Jul
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10:00 am
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9:30 pm
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Sun
21 Jul
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Sun
21 Jul

Dharma Day Festival

Come along to this annual festival day celebrating the Buddha’s teachings. Expect meditation, talks, and a celebratory atmosphere – with Mitra ceremonies in the evening.
Free (with donations welcome)
In person, drop in anytime, with online elements
More info
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Fri
16 Aug
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7:00 pm
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12:00 pm
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Fri
16 Aug
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Fri
23 Aug

People of Colour Retreat

A week long retreat for People of Colour to come together, meditate, and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching.
£435 full | £218 conc | £200 camping
More info
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Fri
30 Aug
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7:00 pm
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3:00 pm
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Fri
30 Aug
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Sun
1 Sep

Yoga for Meditation Weekend

This weekend will offer yoga for all levels, alongside meditation practice and a glimpse of the Buddhist vision.
£280 full | £220 conc
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Sun
21 Jul
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4:30 pm
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5:30 pm
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Sun
21 Jul
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Sun
21 Jul

Dharma talk by Manjuvajra

The Taste of Freedom

Manjuvajra is one the most experienced Order members in Triratna and was ordained over fifty years ago. He helped set up the LBC before going to the USA in 1980 to establish the Triratna Community and most recently has been facilitating longer retreats in the wild mountains of Spain. In this talk he will explore how the Dharma can give us the taste of freedom.
By donation
In person and on YouTube
More info
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Mon
22 Jul
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7:15 pm
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9:30 pm
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Mon
22 Jul
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Mon
22 Jul

Welcoming Back New Order Members

In this special celebratory and devotional evening, we will welcome back ex-Hiral, ex-Julian and ex-Laura from their recent ordination retreats.
Free (with donations welcome)
In person and on YouTube
More info
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Fri
2 Aug
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7:15 pm
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9:45 pm
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Fri
2 Aug
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Fri
2 Aug

IGNITE Friday Class

Join others aged 18–25 years old for an evening of meditation, connecting, and reflecting on what is most valuable in life.
Free (suggested donation £8)
In person, just turn up
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
8 Jul
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5:30 pm
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6:30 pm
Online On-demand
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Mon
8 Jul
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Mon
8 Jul

Eight Step Recovery Group

Open to all

Eight Step Recovery is an alternative to 12 step recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous. The Eight Step program is a set of mindfulness teachings outlining a suggested course of action for recovery from addiction, stinking thinking, negative mental states, and compulsive and obsessive behaviours.
By donation
In person - just turn up
More info
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Mon
8 Jul
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5:30 pm
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6:30 pm
Online On-demand
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Mon
8 Jul
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Mon
8 Jul

Evening Yoga Class

Visit us in Bethnal Green to practice yoga as a foundation for meditation - encouraging flexibility, strength and awareness of physical sensations.
£10
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