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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
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
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
Meditation Toolkit for Regular Meditators

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30

Our meditation toolkit explores strategies for taking our meditation practice further. Suitable for anyone who has already learned the two basic practices and wants to go deeper.
With: The Centre Team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
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
Meditation for Regular Meditators - Lunchtime Drop-in

Wednesdays 13.00-14.00

Meditation practice session for those with experience of our basic meditation practices.
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Going Deeper
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
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
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
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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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