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8-Step Recovery Group

A meeting for anyone in recovery from addiction, habitual behaviours and obsessive tendencies.
Our focus is a text: “Eight Step Recovery Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction” alongside other Buddhist recovery books.

Meetings will be peer led.
All donations go towards the running costs of the Buddhist Centre.

Every Friday 18.30-20.00
start 25 Nov 2016
With: and friends
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Young People at NLBC (Sub35)

Are you between 18 and 35 years old and interested in Buddhism?

Are you tired of the stories that dominate our personal and public lives? Do you have a sense that there must be something else, but don’t yet know what it is?

With discussion, exploration and meditation, plus coffee and croissants, we will connect with what is meaningful and ask what Buddhism can offer us to transform ourselves and the world.

Every third Saturday of the month
On 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb and 17 Mar

With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Men’s class - once a month on Saturday

A chance to explore the Buddhist Vision through meditation, talks, discussion and hanging out together.

Class starts at 14.00; but do join us for lunch from 13.00.
Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Once a month on Saturday 14.00-17.00.

Class on 18 Nov, 9 Dec 2017 & 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar and 21 Apr 2018

Join us for lunch from 13.00. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share
With: Kusala, Abhilasa, Aryajit
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Drumming Workshop

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

The Art of Friendship - A Day for Women Mitras

We will spend the day exploring friendship.

  • How do we make friends?
  • What are our best attributes as a friend and where do we struggle?
  • What conduces to openness and depth in friendship?
  • How do we best serve each other on the Spiritual path?

  • Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

    Sunday 19 November, 10.00 - 16.30
    With: Vajraghanta, Santva
    Free event. Donations welcome
    No booking required

    Symposium of Talks on Positive Emotion

    Five members of our North London Mitra Community will share their reflections on positive emotion. Do come along to hear Rachel, Andrew, Cordelia, David, and Luke speak on our current Sangha Night theme.

    Monday 20th November 2017, 19:00 - 21:30
    With: The Monday Night Team
    Open to All
    No booking required

    The Alternative Friday Night (Sub35)

    Are you between 18 and 35 and looking for something new to do on a Friday night? Are you sick of doing the usual thing, or just fancy doing something different?

    Come along to meditate, explore the teachings of Buddhism and connect with like-minded people. Our monthly evening will be a radical approach to Friday night!

    With late night tea bar after.

    Every last Friday of the month
    with late night tea bar after
    On 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov (no class in Dec), 26 Jan, 23 Feb (no class in March)
    With: Lottie, Annie, Sub35 team, and various order members
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    People of Colour Sangha event - Sun 26 November

    An event for the People of Colour Sangha. For us to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to free our minds.

    Beginners and experienced meditators are all welcomed.

    Please bring vegetarian or vegan lunch to share.

    Sun 26 Nov 2017, 10.00-16.00
    With: Jayakara, Nandaraja, Sujhayini
    Suggested donation £20 / £10 (concession)
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (Fri 1 Dec 2017)

    An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

    Tonight's puja is dedicated to Shakyamuni.

    For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

    Fri 1 Dec 2017, 19:30 - 21:30
    With: Abhilasa
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Going Deeper
    No booking required

    Women’s class weekend retreat (Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017)

    A weekend of meditation, talks, discussion and other shared practice in the context of a retreat in countryside.

    Open to all women who have attended any of the NLBC women’s classes during 2017.

    Please note: Most rooms are shared, some have bunk beds

    The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckingham.

    From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017
    With: Karunagita, Singhashri, women's class team
    £130 low income
    £95 concession

    Going Deeper
    Booking required (7 places left)

    Winter Solstice Celebration (Thu 21 Dec 2017)

    The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. We'll celebrate with meditation, reflection and ritual to prepare for the festive season and for the coming year.

    This is a time to reflect on the year and prepare our resolutions, so that we have the best chance of success with any changes we want to make. Wear red!

    Thu 21 Dec 2017, 18.15 food to share 19.15 Ritual
    With: Lalitaraja
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Meditation and Ritual on New Year's Evening (Sun 31 Dec 2017)

    An evening of stillness, poetry, and reflection for regular meditators.

    Please note: entry only at the given times.

    20.30-21.00 Arrive: Doors open
    21.00-21.50 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
    21.50-22.00 Arrive: Doors open
    22.00-22.45 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
    22.45-23.15 Arrive: Doors open with festive tea break
    23.15-00.00 New Year's Puja (doors closed)

    Sun 31 Dec 2017, 20.30 - midnight

    Doors open at 20.30, 21.50 and 22.45
    With: Dharmaprabha, Akasapriya
    By donation
    Going Deeper
    No booking required

    Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

    Women’s class with guest speakers: tbc

    Every second Saturday of the month,

    With: Karunagita and Team
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required