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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 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 16 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
By donation
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.

First Friday of the month
19.00-21.30
with late night tea bar after
On 5 Jan, 2 Feb , 2 Mar and 6 April
With: Lottie, Annie, Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Ratnasambhava (Jan 2018)

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 Ratnasambhava.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 5th January 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

8-10 December: We are celebrating the end of the first year of the NLBC monthly women’s class with a weekend retreat in the countryside – see retreats for more information please click here

13 January 2018: Siddhisambhava is our guest, from rural Wales. Her life includes encouraging people to talk openly about topics most often avoided - from feminist journalism and gay rights in the 1980s to ageing and death. There will be stories, discussion and, of course, tea.

10 February 2018: Topics and guests TBC soon

10 March 2018: Topics and guests TBC soon

14 April 2018: no class

12 May 2018: Parami

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


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

Opening to Joy and Compassion: Weekend Sangha Retreat exploring the Brahmaviharas

The four Brahmaviharas are Metta (Loving Kindness), Karuna (Compassion), Mudita (Gladness/sympathetic Joy) and Uppekkha (Equanimity). They are also known as the Sublime Abodes or the Illimitables.

We will explore these sublime qualities through meditation, reflection, talks and ritual.

The retreat will be held at Vajrasana, a beautiful purpose built retreat centre in Suffolk.

From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jan 2018
With: Maitrisambhava, Vajramitra, Visuddhimati
Costs,
£165
£130 low income
£95 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required

What the Buddha taught: Intro to Buddhism and Meditation (start Mon 22 Jan 2018)

The 4 weeks course aims to explore what the Buddha taught some 2500 years ago. Using the teaching of the 3 fold way - Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom, we will explore his teaching and ask if it has relevance to our lives today.

4 evenings
Mon 22 Jan - Mon 12 Feb
19.00-21.30
With: Vajramitra
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Who is the Buddha? Introductory Buddhism Course (start Tue 23 Jan 2018)

Satyanathin will give an introduction to the historical Buddha and explore the symbolism of the archetypal events and characters in his journey towards to Enlightenment. The course explores how this ancient story is relevant to our lives in the twenty first century.

Suitable for those new to Buddhism who have learnt our meditation practices and those who wish to find out more about the Buddha.

The evening starts with a meditation practice.

6 evenings
Tues 23 Jan - Tues 27 Feb
19.00-21.30
With: Satyanathin
Costs,
£45
£20 concessions

£45/20 booked in advance. £10/5 per night paid on the night.
Open to All
Booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to the Bodhicitta (Feb 2018)

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 the Bodhicitta.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 2nd February 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Dhiraprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Green Tara (Mar 2018)

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 Green Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 2nd March 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Abhilasa
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start Sat 3 Mar 2018)

Are you curious about Buddhism?

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha).

We will also explore the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana practices.

4 mornings
Sat 3 - Sat 24 March 2018
10.30-13.00
With: Santva
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required (15 places left)

Metta Day (Sun 18 Mar 2018)

Immerse yourself in Metta: friendliness, kindness, unconditional love - how that might look in our daily lives, how it transforms and how it can be developed.

Talks, practice, discussion, including the Metta Bhavana meditation and mindful self-compassion. All in the nourishing context of a day retreat.

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 18 Mar 2018, 10:00-17:00
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava, Miia
Costs,
£40
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to White Tara (Apr 2018)

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 White Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 6th April 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (May 2018)

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.

Friday 4th May 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Shraddhasara
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required