The British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine, The Face, interviewed our very own Abhayamati as part of an article on how to deal with self-isolation. Subtitled 'Wisdom from a Buddhist, an astronaut, a man who lived in the Australian outback and a man who worked on a research station in Antarctica' the article includes a section where Abhayamati talks about fearlessness, simplicity and the value of solitariness.
Read the article on The Face website: ... Read More
Liz, our lovely Property Manager, is making sure our historic building remains in good repair and, on her recent visit, took these pictures of our sumptuous courtyard gardens.
View the full size photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uyFRsVcPyH1GQkG5A
Can you spot the ladybird?
Centre Closed until at least 17th April.
Updated 20th March
Following government advice to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus, we have decided to close the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, with immediate effect, until at least Friday 17th April. We will of course update you as more advice is given. If you are currently booked on a course or retreat which falls during this initial closure period, we will be contacting you separately by email to discuss the options available to you.
Practicing mindfulness and loving-kindness during times... Read More
Our regular Tuesday evening Sangha Night enters a new phase with a brand new teaching team and format. The team, including Arthasiddhi, Viryajyoti, Kulapriya and Kamalanaga, will the lead the evenings which will explore key Buddhist themes through talks, discussion, meditation and Buddhist ritual. From 5th November, this will include a series of evenings on a Buddhist model of mind training, entitled Mind Reactive Mind Creative, which shows how we can move from cyclical modes of behaviour to those that are more creative and... Read More
After nearly three months we have finally managed to present Ratnaghosha with his chosen gift, a huge two volume Encyclopedia of Monasticism, which covers both the Buddhist and Christian traditions.
Here is a short message from Ratnaghosha after receiving the gift:
“Yesterday the Centre Team invited me to their weekly Team Meeting so that they could present me with a beautiful copy of The Encyclopedia of Monasticism. They told me that is was a gift from the Sangha. I would just like to say that I have been bowled over by all the rejoicings and gifts I've received, as well as... Read More
Jnanavaca, who has been the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, has now been appointed our new President. As President he will act as a friend and teacher to the Sangha and a guide and support to the Centre Team and the Triumvirate (of Viryajyoti, Arthasiddhi and Vidyasakhi).
After graduating in physics from Wadham College, Oxford, Jnanavaca worked for Marks & Spencer in Information Technology. His growing interest and involvement in Buddhism led him to leave his management career of 10 years and start working for the London Buddhist Centre (LBC) in 1997... Read More
On 9th July, a large gathering celebrated Ratnaghosha to mark his stepping down as Centre Chairman. Our new President, Jnanavaca, was present, as were the 'Triumvirate' of Arthasiddhi, Vidyasakhi and Viryajyoti who are jointly taking on the mantle.
You can view photographs of this lovely occasion HERE.
We are very pleased to announce that we now have two new Order Members from the Cambridge Sangha.
Jan Osborne, who is currently on her three month ordination course, has been given the name Anantamati which means 'she who has a boundless or infinite mind or intelligence; she who has a sky-like mind' and John Turner, currently on his four month ordination course, has been given the name Sarvajit which means 'he who is all-conquering, all-surpassing'. Come to welcome them both back on 30 July - more... Read More