Croydon Buddhist Centre

Five of the best… places in Croydon to chill

Posted on March 2nd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Continuing her ‘five of the best’ series, Bernadette Fallon turns her attention to chilling

Croydon Buddhist Centre

Despite its location close to the flyover (only in Croydon…), this is one of the most Zen spots in the borough. Traffic and busy streetlife doesn’t knock a feather out of its contemplative atmosphere, with pretty courtyard garden, calm meditation room and sociable meeting space. Join in … Read More »

Croydon’s charity fashion gem

Posted on December 1st, by Dionne Ormonde in Culture. 12 comments

‘Mother about town’ Dionne Ormonde discovers that buying clothes second-hand is not only ethical, it’s an opportunity to grab a unique bargain and finally reclaim her unique sense of style

I’ll admit it, I’ve run out of ideas. I don’t make fashion choices anymore, I just smash and grab. My once meandering morning routine (pre-motherhood of course) of trying on a range of outfits, whilst sipping on … Read More »

20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring

Posted on April 15th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 9 comments

Bernadette Fallon isn’t bored with Croydon – not a bit of it. Here’s why

There’s been a bit of dissent recently. Disgruntled rumblings around the esteemed – albeit virtual – corridors of the Croydon Citizen. Croydon is boring, they say. Dull. With boring people.

Well. I beg to differ. And I’d like to shout it loud and shout it proud – 20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring!

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Through the door of Croydon Buddhist Centre

Posted on March 3rd, by Rosie Edser in Culture. No Comments

In the second of a series examining faith and community, Rosie Edser wraps herself in blankets and silence at Croydon Buddhist Centre

While Saturday morning shoppers stride or dawdle among the shops of Croydon’s South End, behind one of the shop fronts twenty-five people are wrapped in blankets and silence, making the inward spiritual journey.

Wardrobe-wise I thought I was prepared: leggings under skirt in case … Read More »