Calendar

Fun And Flow Vinyasa

Saturdays 10.00-11.30

Looking for a creative, playful yoga class to get energized? This is an upbeat, smooth flowing practice that includes plenty of stretching and some strengthening and balance poses. Whilst the class is geared towards a moderate level, there are alignment cues and modifications, so you're welcome to make the class as gentle or challenging as you like. We end the class in a luxurious savasana and sometimes a guided meditation to keep the good vibes going. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.
With: Shirley Brooks
£12
Open to All
No booking required
Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

Saturday 10.15-12.45

Please note no class on
15th Apr, 13 May and 26 Aug 2017

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

With: Karunagita, Sahajamani, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Santva, Dharmaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Vinyasa Krama

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.

Krama means a step by step progression. Krama allows the practitioner to either stay at the first posture building strength and creating space or building experience opting to go deeper into more advanced asana making it accessible to everyone. A creative Vinyasa sequence coupled with kramic gradual movements brings fresh light and awareness to your practice.
With: Mary Smiley
£12
Open to All
No booking required
Mindfulness Qigong - the Path of Relaxation (Apr)

Sat 29 Apr 2017, 13:30-16:30

Zhineng Qigong is a Chinese non-diagnostic health training. It involves a meditative training in active relaxation during both movement and stillness in order to reduce unnecessary mental and physical effort. This leads to increasing health and power.

You will learn how to employ the four foundations of mindfulness to relax correctly in standing, sitting and reclining postures, plus some easy to practice methods. Some of the methods are; 'improving the upper and lower spine', 'La Qi energy accumulation' to help us get a feeling of chi, and 'arm swinging' to aid relaxation, Qi Washing, arm and leg training, and Qigong healing. Making correct use of the Gears of Relaxation we will build good foundations for effective relaxation.

The aim of these methods is the ever increasing cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and enjoyment. Unifying these three qualities will naturally guide us towards deeply satisfying relaxation and well-being
With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£30 waged
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required
Drumming Workshop

Every Saturday

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required
Indrajala Sunday Club - Words and Music

Sunday 30th April 2017, 18:00 - 22:00

Songs, Music, Poetry, Stories. Open hearts and open minds with invited guests hosted by the Indrajala Collective.

18:00 Food to share
19:00 Event
With: Sumana and Friends
Suggested donation £10
Open to All
No booking required
Spring into Action - A Working Day Retreat (May Bank Holiday)

Monday 1 May 2017 (Bank Holiday), 10.30-16.00

You are warmly invited to join Caroline, Dharmaprabha, Lottie and Santva in mindful, open-hearted, companionable practice in the shrine room and throughout our centre, making it clean and beautiful.

We will enter Ratnasambhava’s realm of abundance and creativity, working skilfully with our hearts, minds and bodies.

Everyone welcome, for the morning, afternoon or the full day. Sitting down work available.

Programme
10.30 – 13.00 Meditation & cleaning (doors open 10.15)
13.00 – 14.00 Shared lunch (provided)
14.00 – 16.00 Meditation & cleaning
With: Caroline, Dharmaprabha, Lottie, Santva
Free event.
Open to All
No booking required
Iyengar Yoga

Tuesdays 10.00-11.30
No class 3 Jan

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!
With: Fran Nixon
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Hatha Yoga

Tuesdays 12.30-14.00
Thursdays 14.30-15.45

A deep and careful yoga designed to extend the spine and strengthen the body. There is a specific focus on long-term spinal health and undo-ing the damage caused by sitting for hours a time.
Movements are slow and precise; influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, John Stirk, Anna Ashby and Catherine Annis. The class is un-hurried and not predicated on gymnastic ability.

The Thursday class is particularly relaxed and may include one or two long restorative postures and some meditation.
With: Tony Marcus
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Introductory Meditation Lunchtime Drop-in

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 13.00-14.00

We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required
Yoga for Stress Relief

Tuesdays 14.45-16.00

This gentle, friendly class offers effective, natural ways to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. We will explore postures and breathing techniques that release physical and mental tension, to prepare us for a deep and nourishing relaxation.
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Hatha Flow

Tuesdays 18.00-19.15

Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
No booking required
Introductory Meditation Evening Drop-in

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30

The Tuesday night class is one of our most popular weekly events. We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.
With: Visuddhimati, Kusala, Kusaladana, Satyanathin, Shraddhasara
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required
Hatha Flow

Tuesdays 19.30-20.45

Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
No booking required
Iyengar Yoga

Wednesdays 10.00-11.30
or
Thursdays 19.30-20.45

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
£10/ £6 for Wed morning class at 10.00
£10 for Thurs evening class at 19.30
Open to All
No booking required
Qi Gong

Wednesdays 12.45-14.00

Qigong practice enhances the flow of qi, our vital energy, calming the mind and energising the body. The gentle and flowing movements can help build strength, stamina, balance and coordination. Classes include both moving and static forms that are easy to learn and enjoyable to practice.
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Yin Yoga

Wednesdays 15.00-16.30

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.
With: Amanda Wright
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required
Circular Flow Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow

Wednesdays 18.30-20.00

A Vinyasa Flow style yoga where the circular aspect of the practice is influenced by Tai-Chi. Through the practice we explore postures working with the breath & investigating the 'elements' and 'energy' through this moving meditation.
With: Sherene Banner
£10/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
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
Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Wednesdays 20.15-21.30

An inspiring and softly flowing yoga that mindfully integrates hatha postures with the breath. The class focuses on lengthening, strengthening and stretching to relax the body and balance the mind. Drawing on the precision of Iyengar, energy of Asthanga and the creativity of Shiva Rea's Prana Flow, each session will combine elements of these yogic practices to develop strength, flexibility and stamina. Designed for all levels of experience, we'll finish with a luxurious period of shavasana (corpse pose) to form a deeply restful conclusion to the day.
With: Shirley Brooks
£10/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Gentle Yoga

Thursdays 10.00-11.15

Guided by the principles of Vanda Scaravelli this class offers a clear, careful and detailed approach with a calm and steady pace. Promoting ease of movement and comfort in the body by mobilising stiff joints, relaxing tight muscles and revitalizing from the inside out. Appropriate for people aged 17 to 97.
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Qi Gong

Thursdays 11.30 - 12.45

The focus in this class is on sequences of postures and movements. These include more general forms such as the popular Taiji Qigong Shibashi, but also sequences relating to the development and health of particular aspects and parts of the body. It is not necessary to memorise the movements. Through the regulation of body, breath and mind, qigong practice promotes harmony of the The Three Treasures (essence, vitality and spirit) and so cultivates a deep sense of calm connectedness.
With: Richard Thomas
Open to All
No booking required
Yoga: Slow Flow and Restore

Thursday 18.00-19.15

Unwind and de-stress body and mind with a delicious combination of slow-flow hatha yoga and restorative postures.
With: Rita Perakis
£10
Open to All
No booking required
Iyengar Yoga

Fridays 10.00-11.30

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!
With: Helen Corcoran
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Feldenkrais Method

Fridays 12.00-13.15

The Feldenkrais Method is an effective approach for learning to improve our capacity for graceful action. It works by enhancing awareness through gentle exploratory movements in order to increase our sensitivity for comfort and ease. Improvement in posture, breathing, coordination and flexibility are among the many benefits the Feldenkrais Method offers the individual and it is suitable for anyone whether they seek improvement developing a performance related skill, support in recovering from injury or want to cultivate more harmony throughout their daily activities.
With: Colin Poole
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required
Hatha Flow

Fridays 13:30-14:45

Destress and reinvigoratewith this Hatha flow practice, which flows mindfully from one pose to the next, incorporating breath awareness, attention to alignment and occasional music.

Suitable for all levels.
With: Sian O'Neill
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

Fridays 18.30-20.00

A sensitive and intuitive approach to yoga, which cultivates awareness of the breath, spine and gravity. Opening, softening and lengthening we listen, deeply awakening the body's innate wisdom.
With: Anna Jones
£10
Open to All
No booking required
8-Step Recovery Group

Every Friday 18.30-20.00
start 25 Nov 2016

A meeting for anyone in recovery from addiction, habitual behaviours and obsessive tendencies.
Our focus is a text: “Eight Step Recovery Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction” alongside other Buddhist recovery books.

Meetings will be peer led.
All donations go towards the running costs of the Buddhist Centre.
With: Nikki Lucas, Dharmabandhu, and friends
By donation
Open to All
No booking required
Yin Yoga

!8:00 - 19:15
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.
With: Sasha Gabbe
£10
Open to All
No booking required
The Warm Road to Reality

Monday 8th May 2017, 19:00 - 21:30

In association with his new book, Mindful Emotion: a short course in kindness, Paramabandhu will lead an evening on metta. He will lead meditation and give a talk exploring the far-reaching implications of this fundamental Buddhist quality. Paramabandhu has taught and lived at the London Buddhist Centre for over 25 years. He is a public preceptor and a consultant psychiatrist. His third book, Mindful Emotion, written with Dr Jed Shamel, is published by Windhorse this year.
19.00 - 21.30
With: Paramabandhu, The Monday Night Team
Open to All
No booking required
Creative Vinyasa Flow

Mondays 19:30-20:45

Gentle to moderately-paced session that builds up to a fluid flow style. Students move through a creative and imaginative sequence of postures, interspersed with strength-building and sometimes challenging holds. The class winds down with an indulgent 10-minute guided relaxation and savasana.

Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to more experienced students.
With: Shirley Brooks
£10
Open to All
No booking required
CANCELLED Saturday Morning Meditation on 13 May 2017

Cancelled Saturday 13 May
10.15-12.45

This Saturday is our Buddha Day Festival (Wesak) therefore there will be no meditation drop-in class.

With:
By donation
Open to All
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
    Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (May)

    Sun 14 May 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

    These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

    All welcome to attend.
    With: Aubrey Maasdorp
    Costs,
    £20 waged
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (15 places left)
    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
    Introduction to meditation and Yin Yoga

    Sunday 21 May 2017, 10.00-17.00

    Yin yoga is effective yet gentle and accessible, with a pace that complements meditation. The day will include led practices of both meditation and yin yoga to benefit both mind and body.

    Open to all - no previous experience necessary.

    Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.
    With: Karunagita, Michelle Beazley
    Costs,
    £50
    £30 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (15 places left)
    Daoist Yoga: Alchemy of Baguazhang - Sun 21 May

    Sunday 21 May 2017, 10.00-14.00

    This workshop will cover preparatory sequences and circle-walking. The Daoist practice of Ba Gua is a physical manifestation of the ideas of the Trigrams (representations of the eight basic forces of the universe) that combine to make up the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle text.

    The workshop will cover Alchemical sequences designed to improve the strength and structure of the body. We will do this through study of movement and stillness based around the central 'axis' of the body, the pole that connects Heaven (yang) and Earth (yin) through us. In this way we use the practice to balance the energies and forces within us by deepening the connection of mind and body. In circle-walking, the more dynamic aspect of the practice, our movements create a spiral-type vortex with powerfully transformative effects.

    Tea will be provided.
    With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
    Costs,
    £35
    £25 concession

    Open to All
    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
    MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wednesday evenings start 31 May 2017

    Wed 31 May - Wed 19 Jul 2017
    19.00-21.00
    Practice day Sun 8 Oct 2017
    13.30 -17.30

    For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

    Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

    Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

    Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

    You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

    This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

    Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.
    With: Pippa O'Connor
    Costs,
    £265 waged
    £215 low income
    £155 on benefits

    Prices include materials and practice day
    Open to All
    Booking required (17 places left)
    The Mindfulness Process and the Path of Relaxation - Sat 3 June

    Sat 13.30-15.30
    every first Saturday of the month:
    3 June, 1 July, 5 August.

    This session aims to increase cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and satisfaction. We learn to reduce unnecessary effort and deepen mindfulness using reclining meditation and other relaxation methods. The process is tailored to suit the needs of the students at the class.

    This workshop alternates with the Mindfulness Qigong workshop (3rd Saturday of the month), a 'high gear' Qigong for health recovery.

    Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.

    With: Vimokshadaka
    Costs,
    £20
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required
    Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (June)

    Sun 4 June 2017, 10:00-12:00

    These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

    All welcome to attend.
    With: Aubrey Maasdorp
    Costs,
    £20 waged
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (15 places left)
    BAM! Early Morning Meditation

    Every weekday morning
    7:30-8:30
    doors open between 7:15-7:30

    In our early morning sit we will be focussing on different aspects of the Buddhist Action Month.

    Suitable for people who have done the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana before.
    With: Karunagita, Santva, Kusaladana, Akashamitra, Satyapurna, Aryajit
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required
    BAM! Sangha Nights in June

    BAM! Sangha nights: Mon 5, 12, 19 and 26 June
    19.00-21.30

    This month our Sangha Nights will be themed on Buddhist Action Month. The evenings will be as follows:

  • 5th June: Opening Ceremony including personal talks and ritual

  • 12th June: Vajragahanta on Compassionate Communication. How do we move out of our own way and into deeper connection with others?

  • 19th June: Sanghasiha on Deep Ecology Exploring our relationship with the natural world as Buddhists.

  • 26th June: Closing Ceremony including personal talks and ritual
  • With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    Free event. Donations welcome
    Open to All
    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
    Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in - 24 June

    Saturday 24 June

    10.15-12.45

    The morning meditation on 24 June will be part of the BAM! Buddhist Action Day.

    Please come along for some exploration around this year's theme of 'Connecting for Change'.

    For more information please click here
    With: Santva
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required
    Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) - Sun 25 June 2017

    Sun 25 June 2017, 10.30-16.00

    Come along if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice or if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand.

    There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

    Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.
    With: Lokadhi
    Costs,
    £50 waged
    £30 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (25 places left)
    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
    The Mindfulness Process and the Path of Relaxation - Sat 1 July

    Sat 13.30-15.30
    every first Saturday of the month:
    3 June, 1 July, 5 August.

    This session aims to increase cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and satisfaction. We learn to reduce unnecessary effort and deepen mindfulness using reclining meditation and other relaxation methods. The process is tailored to suit the needs of the students at the class.

    This workshop alternates with the Mindfulness Qigong workshop (3rd Saturday of the month), a 'high gear' Qigong for health recovery.

    Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.

    With: Vimokshadaka
    Costs,
    £20
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required
    Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (July)

    Sun 2 July 2016, 10:00 - 12:00

    These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

    All welcome to attend.
    With: Aubrey Maasdorp
    Costs,
    £20 waged
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (15 places left)
    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
    People of Colour Sangha event - Sun 16 July

    Sun 16 July 2017, 10.00-16.00

    An event for the People of Colour Sangha. For us to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to free our minds.

    Beginners and experienced meditators are all welcomed.

    Please bring vegetarian or vegan lunch to share.
    With: Jayakara, Nandaraja, Sujhayini
    Suggested donation £20 / £10 (concession)
    Open to All
    No booking required
    FIRE: An Elemental Qigong Workshop - Sun 16 July

    Sunday 16 July 2017, 10.00-14.00

    Fire is the expansive phase of the Five Elements cycle. It is associated with heat, the season of summer and the emotion joy. In the body it manifests primarily through the Heart, seen in Chinese medicine as the emperor of our internal kingdom, but its significance and power is such that it is allotted four meridians.

    We will explore a variety of static and moving forms that connect to these meridians and their associated organs, and balance and support this work with the Earth and Water Elements. We will incorporate several bird forms, this being the animal most associated with Fire. Working with the Fire Element can bring clarity of mind, aid restful sleep and help us to fully embrace life. The session will be gently paced and will be suitable for the beginner.

    Tea will be provided.
    With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
    Costs,
    £35
    £25 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required
    Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 23 July 2017

    Sun 23 July 2017
    13.30-17.30

    Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

    Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.
    With: Pippa O'Connor
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required
    The Mindfulness Process and the Path of Relaxation - Sat 5 Aug

    Sat 13.30-15.30
    every first Saturday of the month:
    3 June, 1 July, 5 August.

    This session aims to increase cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and satisfaction. We learn to reduce unnecessary effort and deepen mindfulness using reclining meditation and other relaxation methods. The process is tailored to suit the needs of the students at the class.

    This workshop alternates with the Mindfulness Qigong workshop (3rd Saturday of the month), a 'high gear' Qigong for health recovery.

    Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.

    With: Vimokshadaka
    Costs,
    £20
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required
    Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (August)

    Sun 6 Aug 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

    These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

    All welcome to attend.
    With: Aubrey Maasdorp
    Costs,
    £20 waged
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (15 places left)