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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: Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
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 (7 places left)

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

10 February 2018: Singhashri will lead a workshop on working with your mind in and out of meditation

10 March 2018: We we are delighted to welcome back the warm and wise presence of Vanaraji- she’s thinking about the theme but given how much everyone enjoyed having her as our guest in 2017, we recommend coming!

14 April 2018: no class

12 May 2018: Parami will be our guest again, and we’ve again moved the women’s class to the morning 10.00 – 12.45 as Parami will be the NLBC guest for our Buddha day festival that afternoon

9 June – Details soon

14 July – Dhammagita will lead another workshop with movement and body work

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

apart from 12 May, 10.00-12.45
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 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 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

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
Suggested donation £40/25/15
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

Buddha Day Festival - Sat 12 May

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 and Public Preceptor, ordained over 40 years ago. She will give our Buddha Day talk and lead our festive puja.

We start the festival with lunch to share at 13.00.

Saturday 12 May; 13.00 lunch to share, 14.00 start of festival, until ca.18.00
With: Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Midsummer Weekend Sangha Retreat - Theme to be confirmed

An opportunity to practice together with the NLBC Sangha with our usual popular mix of meditation, presentations, ritual and enjoying the countryside together. Our rituals will celebrate and mark the Summer Solstice.

The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre, Buckinghamshire.
From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 22 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
With: Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
Costs,
£165
£130 low income
£95 concessions

Going Deeper
Booking required (16 places left)