Hidden Gems is womens team based Rightlivelihood charity shop fundraising for the Croydon Buddhist centre. If you have any quality donations or looking to shop for the festive season on a budget then please drop in and see us.
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Another wonderful Day retreat as well as the privellege of witnessing three individuals’ Silvia; Aydan and Jack, going for refuge to the three jewels. The Buddha jewel (enlightenment), the Dharma (the teaching to enlightenment) and the Sangha (the community of […]Read More
Why is the Sangha (community) jewel so important?
Peer Group; shared ideals; support; teaching and inspiration are all valid benefits of being part of a community but is that all?
In entering a Buddhist community, maybe in a few hours, weeks or […]
The import of Ikkyū’s motto is that anyone can be saintly in refined conditions, but the real challenge is to achieve enlightenment in the midst of the world’s suffering, greed and hatred.
Ikkyu (1394-1481) was renowned for pointing out the hypocrisy […]