Calendar

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
Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (May 2017)

Friday 12th May 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 Shakyamuni.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.
With: Ambaravajri
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required
Women’s class - On the second Saturday of the Month

On the second Saturday of the month,
14:15-17:00.
Please note that class on 13 May will be in the morning from 10.15-12.45

Women’s class with guest speakers:
  • 13 May: Parami is International Order Convener and will share her experience of over 40 years in Triratna NB: ***This class will be in the morning from 10.15-12.45 ****
  • 10 June: Vanaraji will focus on insight into the illusion of self through direct experience and what is possible when we get out of our own way
  • 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 ***
  • With: Karunagita and Team
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required
    Buddha Day Festival - Sat 13 May

    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
    Wake up! Exploring the meaning of life - no class on 8th April 2017

    Every third Saturday of the month
    10.30-13.00
    On 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 Aug
    no class on 8th April 2017

    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, Lottie
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required
    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
    Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Vairocana (Jun 2017)

    Friday 9th June 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 Vairocana.

    For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.
    With: Akashamitra
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Going Deeper
    No booking required
    BAM! Buddhist Action Day - Saturday 24 June

    Saturday 24 June
    10:15 - 16:00

    Join us for a whole day of Buddhist Action! The program will be as follows:

    Welcome and introduction
    Meditation
    Vegan lunch to share
    Guerrilla Gardening
    Discussion
    Tea break
    Closing meditation and ritual
    With: Santva, Lottie
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required
    Introduction to Buddhism - The Wheel of Life (start 29 June)

    5 Thursday evenings
    Thu 29 June - Thu 27 July 2017
    19.00-21.30

    How we act determines how we live our lives. Yet most of our actions are the repetition of unconscious habits.

    The Wheel of Life, a Buddhist Symbol, articulates how we habitually re- become ourselves and why. Our study will introduce fundamental Buddhist ideas.

    Through our exploration we will more fully understand ourselves and together learn how we might start to change our unproductive habits to choose happier more fulfilling lives.
    With: Vajramitra
    Costs,
    £75
    £35 concession

    Introductory
    Booking required
    Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (Jul 2017)

    Friday 7th July 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 Shakyamuni.

    For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.
    With: Kusaladana
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Going Deeper
    No booking required
    Dharma Day Festival - Sun 9 July

    Sunday 9th July 2017, 11:00 - 17:00

    A celebration of the Teaching of the Buddha.

    Programme to be confirmed.
    With: Visuddhimati
    Free event.. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    Booking required