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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: Nikki Lucas, Dharmabandhu, and friends
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

The Way of the Bodhisattva - Practice Day for Men

An afternoon for men exploring the Bodhisattva - an important figure from the Buddhist tradition- and how it can inspire us in our lives.

An afternoon of discussion, meditation and cups of tea.

Sat 29 July 2017, 14.00-17.00
With: Abhilasa, Kusala, Aryajit
Free event. Donations welcome
Open to All
No booking required

Cutting through Illusion - A day of Insight Enquiry and Meditation

A day retreat for regulars focused on Buddhist wisdom and insight.

The day will include short led practices introducing different ways of looking at our experience to help us see directly the nature of reality as taught in Buddhism, plus longer periods of meditation.

Sunday 30 July 2017, 10.00-17.00
With: Karunagita, Sanghapala, Vanaraji
Free. Suggested donation £40/ £25/ £15
Going Deeper
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

  • 8 July: Srivati will talk about a tendency to be too busy and how to balance self and other – an apparent dichotomy
  • 12 August: Dhammagita will focus on the development of awareness through the body. She draws on art, drama and bodywork and a firm belief that depth and fun can co-exist

    guests TBC for Sept, October, November.

    *** There will be a Women’s class weekend retreat from 8-10 December ***

  • Every second Saturday of the month,
    14:15-17:00.

    *** There will be a Women’s class weekend retreat from 8-10 December ***
    With: Karunagita and Team
    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
    10.30-13.00
    On 15 July, 19 Aug, 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov and 16 Dec

    With: Lottie, Annie, Sub35 team, and various order members
    Free. Donations welcome.
    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

    Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Amoghasiddhi (8 Sept 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 Amoghasiddhi.

    For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

    Friday 8th September 2017, 19:30 - 21:30
    With: Kusala
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Going Deeper
    No booking required

    Deep Ecology Day (Sun 17 Sept)

    “We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendours of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend.”
    John Maynard Keynes

    A day exploring our relationship with the natural world and our spiritual practice and our appreciation, as Buddhists, of the intrinsic worth of the environment.

    Join Sanghasiha and friends for a day of sitting and sound meditation, talks, discussion, poetry, music and puja.

    Sun 17 Sept 2017, 10.00-17.00
    With: Sanghasiha
    By donation. Donations go towards our costs for sustainable cleaning material and fairtrade products.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    ***NEW *** The Alternative Friday Night (Sub35) - starting Fri 29 Sept

    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
    19.00-21.30
    with late night tea bar after
    On 29 Sept, 27 Oct and 24 Nov (no class in Dec)
    With: Lottie, Annie, Sub35 team, and various order members
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Autumn Weekend Sangha Retreat (Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017)

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

    From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017
    With: Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
    Costs,
    £165
    £130 low wage
    £95 concession

    Going Deeper
    Booking required (18 places left)

    Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Avalokiteshvara (3 Nov 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 Avalokiteshvara.

    For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

    Friday 3rd November 2017, 19:30 - 21:30
    With: Dharmaprabha
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Going Deeper
    No booking required

    Sangha Day Festival (4 Nov 2017)

    Programme tbc

    Saturday 4th November 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
    With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    By donation
    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
    Mitra
    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

    From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017
    With: Karunagita, Singhashri, women's class team
    Costs,
    £165
    £130 low income
    £95 concession

    Going Deeper
    Booking required (20 places left)