In these uncertain times, and with our Centre having been physically closed for more than three months now, it is natural for there to have been questions about the Centre’s financial health. Many of you will also be aware that the Centre has been receiving funds under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly known as furloughing), and may have questions about that. We hope to give you below some idea of the situation.
The first thing to say is that the Centre is not in any immediate financial danger. Sangha members, and many... Read More
Local Buddhist artist, Saddharaja - whose 'The Tibetan Wheel of Life' is available to download HERE - is offering his latest artwork - 'The Attack of Mara' - free, to mark the traditional annual Buddha Day festival. The scene depicts a decisive moment in the Buddha's Enlightenment, where he symbolically overcame the forces of negativity and limitation and called forth the Earth Godess to testify to his right to become a fully Enlightened, liberated human being.
You can download your high resolution copy of the artwork... Read More
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