Notice Board


 
COLLECTION FOR THE HOMELESS

For the last few years we have taken foodstuffs, etc. to Emmaus House in Acton which is a centre “a Beacon of Hope” for the poor, the marginalised and those who suffer from isolation or are homeless. It is a registered UK charity.

It seems appropriate to offer the things that are most needed both for the homeless and for Emmaus House to enable them to serve the homeless. They have suggested that the following items are the things that are most needed...........

Sugar Baked Beans Tuna Tinned Fruit

Cooking oil Orange Squash Ketchup Baked beans

Washing powder Washing up liquid Bleach

General cleaning items

If you feel that you would like to help and contribute something perhaps you would be good enough to bring them into the Vihara on Sunday, 14th May, VESAK DAY. There will be a couple of boxes on the stage with a label ACTON HOMELESS CONCERN. Please put any donations that you may wish to give into the boxes or in plastic bags.

Meditation at LBV conducted by Bhante Samadhikusalo on 19 April 2017

SUNDAY SERVICE

Please note that the Sunday Service will now start at 5.00 pm

You All are welcome

New Year Message from the London Buddhist Vihara

To All Devotees and Friends,

It is a great pleasure for us to extend our sincere greetings to all of you at the dawn of this New Year 2017. We wish that the New Year will be a very special one for all of you, filling each day with good health, happiness, prosperity, and serenity.

The year 2016 was a remarkable year for the London Buddhist Vihara. Apart from the annual programme of festivals, we were able to celebrate 90th anniversary of the London Buddhist Vihara on a grand scale at the Vihara with the unparalleled Pictorial exhibition. This was a great success, Also this year with the help of the Dayakas we have contributed to some charity works here and in Sri Lanka. We donated a Multi-Parameter Patient Monitor and a Fetal/Maternal Monitor to Kebithigollewa Base hospital. We have sponsored flood relief works and a water distribution project at Lewala, Kegalla. Our annual blood donation project was very successful. Also, during the Vesak and Christmas festivals, we supplied food and other essential items to the homeless centre at Acton.

None of our achievements would be possible without the active participation and support of our co-ordinators, our dayakas, the Vihara Management Committee and the Anagarika Dharmapala Trust in Colombo. I wish to express our sincere thanks and punyanumodana to all these bodies for their invaluable support. We are very grateful to you for your generous support, which made all these events a success.

We therefore would like to wish you a Happy New Year from the bottom of our hearts. We all hope that you and your family will have a wonderful New Year.

May the blessings of the Noble Triple Gem give you courage to achieve your expectations for your future well-being.

Bhavathu Sabba Mangalam.

Yours with Metta,

Most Ven. Seelawimala Nayaka Thero

Ven. Bandula Thero

Ven. Ariyarathana Thero

Ven. Kassapa Thero

 

 

BUDDHISM FOR BEGINNERS

An 8-week course starting
7pm Monday 5th JUNE 2017

5th June   Pre Buddhist Indian History
                  The Life of the Buddha
                  Sources of knowledge. Kalama Sutta.

12th June The First Noble Truth
                  The Second Noble Truth

19th June The Third Noble Truth
                  The Ten Fetters

26th June The Fourth Noble Truth

3rd July    The Law of Kamma
                  Natural Laws, Process of Cognition

10th July  The Wheel of Life, Death and Rebirth

17h July  The Three Characteristics of Existence

24th July Goals and Methods of Meditation


Tutor: Richard Jones
Location: London Buddhist Vihara
How to join: Enrol at the class on first day of attendance.
Fees: Free (donations are welcome)

London Buddhist Vihara
Dharmapala Building
The Avenue,
London W4 1UD

Tube: Turnham Green

Tel: 020 8995 9493

SUTTA NIPATA
An 8-week course starting
7-9pm Thursday 1st June 2017

1st June   Mangala Sutta (Great Good-fortune)

8th June   Parabhava Sutta (Failure)

15th June Karaniya Metta Sutta (Loving-kindness)

22nd June Salla Sutta (The Barb) & Alavaka Sutta

29th June Padhana Sutta (Striving)

6th July    Hemavata Sutta

13th July  Vasala Sutta (The Outcaste)

20th July   Ratana Sutta (The Jewel)


Tutor: Richard Jones

Location: London Buddhist Vihara

Fees: Free (donations are welcome)

London Buddhist Vihara
Dharmapala Building
The Avenue
London W4 1UD

Tube: Turnham Green

Tel: 020 8995 9493

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