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Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

Saturday 10.15-12.45

Please note no class on
15th Apr, 13 May and 26 Aug 2017

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

With: Karunagita, Sahajamani, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Santva, Dharmaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Spring into Action - A Working Day Retreat (May Bank Holiday)

Monday 1 May 2017 (Bank Holiday), 10.30-16.00

You are warmly invited to join Caroline, Dharmaprabha, Lottie and Santva in mindful, open-hearted, companionable practice in the shrine room and throughout our centre, making it clean and beautiful.

We will enter Ratnasambhava’s realm of abundance and creativity, working skilfully with our hearts, minds and bodies.

Everyone welcome, for the morning, afternoon or the full day. Sitting down work available.

Programme
10.30 – 13.00 Meditation & cleaning (doors open 10.15)
13.00 – 14.00 Shared lunch (provided)
14.00 – 16.00 Meditation & cleaning
With: Caroline, Dharmaprabha, Lottie, Santva
Free event.
Open to All
No booking required
Introductory Meditation Lunchtime Drop-in

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 13.00-14.00

We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required
Introductory Meditation Evening Drop-in

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30

The Tuesday night class is one of our most popular weekly events. We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.
With: Visuddhimati, Kusala, Kusaladana, Satyanathin, Shraddhasara
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required
Meditation Toolkit for Regular Meditators

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30

Our meditation toolkit explores strategies for taking our meditation practice further. Suitable for anyone who has already learned the two basic practices and wants to go deeper.
With: The Centre Team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required
Meditation for Regular Meditators - Lunchtime Drop-in

Wednesdays 13.00-14.00

Meditation practice session for those with experience of our basic meditation practices.
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required
Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start 3 May)

4 Wednesday evenings
Wed 3 May - Wed 24 May 2017
19.00-21.30

This 4-week course will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and particularly about his enlightenment and the symbolism of events leading up to it.

This coincides with the Buddha Day festival in May.

The course is open to all and will include meditation and space for questions and discussion.
With: Karunagita
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required
CANCELLED Saturday Morning Meditation on 13 May 2017

Cancelled Saturday 13 May
10.15-12.45

This Saturday is our Buddha Day Festival (Wesak) therefore there will be no meditation drop-in class.

With:
By donation
Open to All
No booking required
Introduction to meditation and Yin Yoga

Sunday 21 May 2017, 10.00-17.00

Yin yoga is effective yet gentle and accessible, with a pace that complements meditation. The day will include led practices of both meditation and yin yoga to benefit both mind and body.

Open to all - no previous experience necessary.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.
With: Karunagita, Michelle Beazley
Costs,
£50
£30 concession

Open to All
Booking required (15 places left)
BAM! Buddhist Action Month at the NLBC throughout June

Throughout June

This June is Buddhist Action Month and the theme for this year is Connecting for Change. The NLBC we be taking part and we are inviting you to take your dharma and meditation practice off the cushion and into action!

Some of the activities during BAM! are:
  • Make a pledge on our Tree of Intentions
  • Donations for a local homeless charity
  • Early morning meditation at the centre
  • Meditate for peace in Highbury Fields
  • BAM Buddhist Action Day (incl. Guerilla Gardening) on Saturday 24 June
  • Special BAM themed Sangha Nights
  • With: Santva, Lottie
    Open to All
    No booking required
    The Path as Symbol: Meditation as Personal Journey (start 31 May)

    4 Wednesday evenings
    Wed 31 May – 21 June 2017
    19.00-21.30

    An intensive meditation course, for those who wish to take their practice deeper.

    We will collectively explore how to create the conditions for a calm, peaceful mind that can more fully turn towards and stay with direct experience and how we can begin to meet difficult sensations, thoughts and emotions with curiosity and without judgement.

    The course aims to help us see more clearly our habitual reactions and the suffering they create, and find out what else is possible.
    With: Singhashri
    Costs,
    £60
    £28 concession

    Going Deeper
    Booking required
    BAM! Early Morning Meditation

    Every weekday morning
    7:30-8:30
    doors open between 7:15-7:30

    In our early morning sit we will be focussing on different aspects of the Buddhist Action Month.

    Suitable for people who have done the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana before.
    With: Karunagita, Santva, Kusaladana, Akashamitra, Satyapurna, Aryajit
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required
    Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in - 24 June

    Saturday 24 June

    10.15-12.45

    The morning meditation on 24 June will be part of the BAM! Buddhist Action Day.

    Please come along for some exploration around this year's theme of 'Connecting for Change'.

    For more information please click here
    With: Santva
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required
    People of Colour Sangha event - Sun 16 July

    Sun 16 July 2017, 10.00-16.00

    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.
    With: Jayakara, Nandaraja, Sujhayini
    Suggested donation £20 / £10 (concession)
    Open to All
    No booking required
    Going deeper - insight through direct experience

    Sunday 30 July 2017, 10.00-17.00

    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.
    With: Karunagita and Team
    Free. Suggested donation £40/ £25/ £15
    Going Deeper
    No booking required