About The London Buddhist Centre

At the London Buddhist Centre we teach meditation and Buddhism in a way that is relevant to contemporary life. At the moment, that means a full schedule of classes and events available online. Normally courses and drop-in classes take place at the centre in Bethnal Green and we host regular retreats at our rural retreat centre, Vajrasana, in Suffolk. 

We also run yoga classes, PoetryEast, school visits, two charity shops, fairs, festivals and classes for people under 25 - all in an atmosphere of community and friendship.

We might be closed for lockdown, but we are here online for you

LBC shrine room with shot of people and flowers

The London Buddist Centre is a registered charity and runs on generosity. All of our class and retreat leaders are volunteering their time and those who work full-time at the centre are supported according to their needs rather than paid a wage.

We want to move from a culture of exchange to a culture of generosity, providing our activities on a donation basis wherever possible. Do consider supporting us in this transforming work by making a donation at the bottom of this page. Thank you.

As the primary issues of life and death are pressing in on us all, the Buddha’s teachings are all the more potent and necessary for us to hear. We hope you enjoy using LBC Online to engage with our activities from your own home.

We are running a number of classes every weekday, and special events every few weeks. On this site you can see our full schedule, as well as find support and inspiration, and join in with our community.

People waiting for a class to start in the LBC

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Help support the London Buddhist Centre

Please consider giving a monthly* (or single) donation. We use JustGiving to process your donations. Please consider adding 'GiftAid' if you are a UK tax payer. This increases your donation by 25% at no cost to you. *You will need to set up an account with Just Giving to make a monthly donation, it's quick and easy to do.

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