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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

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

    Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start Wed 7 Sept 2017)

    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 including support for beginners and those in the early stages of meditation practice.

    4 Wednesday evenings
    Wed 7 Sept - Wed 28 Sept 2017
    19.00-21.30
    With: Santva
    Costs,
    £60 waged
    £28 concession

    Introductory
    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

    ***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

    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)