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Meditation and Puja Made Easy 2017

Once a month on Friday evenings
19.30 - 21.30
6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 Mar and 31 Mar 2017


Would you like to learn more about Buddhist devotional practice?

Are you new to meditation?

Our Puja and meditation class offers space to meet up with others, learn to meditate and open to Buddhist devotional practice. A gentle way to finish the week and set yourself up for the weekend.

No previous experience needed. All welcome.
With: Dharmaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required
Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start 8 Mar 2017)

5 Wednesday evenings
Wed 8 Mar - Wed 5 Apr 2017
19.00-21.30

Explore how Buddhist teachings and meditation offer a means to self-awareness, calm and insight and are relevant in our everyday lives.

These courses include meditation input and support relevant to both beginners and those taking their practice deeper. A small group context allows time for questions and discussion.
With: Karunagita
Costs,
£75 waged
£35 concession

Introductory
Booking required
Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Ratnasambhava (Mar 2017)

Friday 10th March 2017, 19:30 - 21:30

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.
With: Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required
***NEW*** Women’s class - every 2nd Saturday of the month

Every second Saturday of the month,
14:15-17:00.
Start 14 Jan 2017,
then 11 Feb, 11 Mar and 8 Apr 2017

Each week Karunagita will introduce different woman from the wider Triratna sangha, including Parami, Dhammagita, Srivati, Vanaraji and Ambaravajri. Some she will interview about their life as a Buddhist, some will give a talk or run a workshop about a topic live for them at the moment. A great way to meet a wide range of inspiring women.

We encourage women to make a full day of it by coming to the Saturday morning class from 10.15-12.45 and bringing vegetarian food for a shared lunch. Or feel free to join us at 14:15.
With: Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required
Metta Day - Sun 12 Mar 2017

Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:00-17:00

A day exploring loving kindness, insight and the Metta Bhavana meditation practice in the nourishing and refreshing context of a day retreat.

Come along whether you love the Metta Bhavana, hate it or have never heard of it.
With: Karunagita, Sanghapala
Suggested donation £40/25/15
Open to All
Booking required
Meditation and Ritual for Regular Meditators

Fridays 19.30-21.30
20 Jan, 27 Jan, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 14 Apr, 21 Apr and 28 Apr 2017

not on Puja Made Easy or Full Moon Puja evenings

Meditation evening for experienced Triratna practitioners enriched with a puja.

On each full moon the Friday class will be hosting a special guest who will introduce a Buddhist figure with whom they have a strong connection. Please refer to separate entry for full moon pujas.
With:
£10/ £5
Going Deeper
No booking required
Wake up! Exploring the meaning of life

Every third Saturday of the month
10.30-13.00

19 Nov & 17 Dec 2016 and 21 Jan, 18 Feb & 18 Mar

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?

Wake up! is a new practice morning for young people at the North London Buddhist Centre.

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.
With: Karunagita, Dharmaprabha
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required
Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Green Tara (Apr 2017)

Friday 7th April 2017, 19:30 - 21:30

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.
With: Satyanathin
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required
Looking Differently - Sun 23 Apr 2017

Sun 23 Apr 2017, 10.00-16.30

"We feel the way we do because of the way we see things, and we see things the way we do because of the way we feel about them" (Sangharakshita)

Intriguing Themes from chapter 5 'The Ethics of Views', in Sangharakshita's book 'Living Ethically', which is based on Nagarjuna's 'Precious Garland'.

Please bring veggie lunch to share.
With: Santva, Manjumitra
Free. Suggested donation £40/ 25/ 15
Going Deeper
No booking required
Buddha Day Festival

Saturday 13 May; 13.00 Lunch to share and 14.00 Festival starts

Join us to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment with our Buddha Day festival.

We are delighted to have Parami as our guest. Parami is an inspiring woman, ordained 40 years ago and is an International Order Convenor in Triratna. She will give a talk at 14.00 and lead our festive puja.

We start the festival with lunch to share at 13.00.
With: Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required