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Yoga: Slow Flow and Restore

Unwind and de-stress body and mind with a delicious combination of slow-flow hatha yoga and restorative postures.

Thursday 18.00-19.15
With: Rita Perakis
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

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!!

Thursdays 19.30-20.45
With: Suki Ali
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

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!!

Fridays 10.00-11.30
With: Helen Corcoran
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Feldenkrais Method

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.

Fridays 12.00-13.15
With: Colin Poole
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Lunchtime Drop-in

We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Hatha Flow

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.

Fridays 13:30-14:45
With: Sian O'Neill
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

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.

Fridays 18.30-20.00
With: Anna Jones
£10
Open to All
No booking required

8-Step Recovery Group

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.

Every Friday 18.30-20.00
start 25 Nov 2016
With: Nikki Lucas, Dharmabandhu, and friends
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Fun And Flow Vinyasa

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.

Saturdays 10.00-11.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

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.

Saturday 10.15-12.45

Please note no class on
15th Apr, 13 May and 26 Aug 2017
With: Karunagita, Sahajamani, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Santva, Abhilasa
£10/ £5 (concession)
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: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Vinyasa Krama

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.

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.
With: Mary Smiley
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Yin Yoga

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.

18:00 - 19:15
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Julia Caird
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Creative Vinyasa Flow

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.

Mondays 19:30-20:45
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Shirley Brooks
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

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!!

Tuesdays 10.00-11.30
No class 3 Jan
With: Fran Nixon
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Hatha Yoga

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.

Tuesdays 12.30-14.00
Thursdays 14.30-15.45
With: Tony Marcus
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Yoga for Stress Relief

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.

Tuesdays 14.45-16.00
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Hatha Flow

Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.

Tuesdays 18.00-19.15
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Evening Drop-in

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.

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30
With: Visuddhimati, Kusala, Kusaladana, Satyanathin, Shraddhasara
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Meditation Toolkit for Regular Meditators

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.

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30
With: The Centre Team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Hatha Flow

Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.

Tuesdays 19.30-20.45
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

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!!

Wednesdays 10.00-11.30
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Qi Gong

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.

Wednesdays 12.45-14.00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Meditation for Regular Meditators - Lunchtime Drop-in

Meditation practice session for those with experience of our basic meditation practices.

Wednesdays 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Yin Yoga

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.

Wednesdays 15.00-16.30
With: Amanda Wright
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Circular Flow Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow

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.

Wednesdays 18.30-20.00
With: Sherene Banner
£10/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga

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.

Wednesdays 20.15-21.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£10/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Gentle Yoga

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.

Thursdays 10.00-11.15
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Qi Gong

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.

Thursdays 11.30 - 12.45
With: Richard Thomas
Open to All
No booking required

CANCELLED No Saturday Morning Meditation on 26 August 2017

Because of the Triratna International Gathering our drop-in meditation class won't take place.

For more info please click here

With:
Open to All
No booking required

Drumming Workshop

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

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

Bank Holiday - Monday 28 August 2017 - Centre Closed

With:
Open to All
No booking required

*** NEW CLASS **** Iyengar Yoga (class starts on Sat 2nd Sept)

The Iyengar method places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation.

Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision, include a variety of poses and are designed to concentrate on different aspects promoting overall well-being.

Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness.

A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!

Saturdays 13.15-14.45
With: Fran Nixon
£12
Open to All
No 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

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

  • 12 August: Dhammagita will focus on earth as our base element. It is always good to come back home to, and feel it's strength, non-judgemental support and generous nourishment.

    guests TBC for September, October and 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

    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 23 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov and 9 Dec.

    Join us for lunch from 13.00. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share
    With: Kusala, Abhilasa, Akashamitra, Aryajit
    By donation
    Open to All
    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

    URBAN RETREAT: Early Bird Morning Meditation

    During the Urban retreat will be an opportunity to boost your practice by meditating with others at the centre.

    The meditation session will start at 7.30am
    Doors will be open from 7.15am.
    Please be on time because no one will answer the door after the start of the mediation.

    After there will be an opportunity to have coffee/tea together. Please bring your own breakfast if you wish to join.

    Mon 2. - Fri 6. Oct. 2017

    start 7.30am, doors open at 7.15am
    With:
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    URBAN RETREAT: Special Puja and Closing Ritual

    Tonight's puja will be the closing ritual for the Urban Retreat.

    For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

    You are welcome to bring vegetarian food to share at 18.30

    Friday 6 Oct, 19.30-21.30
    Food to share from 18.30
    With: Visuddhimati
    Free event. Donations welcome.
    Going Deeper
    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

    Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (1 Dec 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 Shakyamuni.

    For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

    Friday 1st December 2017, 19:30 - 21:30
    With: Abhilasa
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Going Deeper
    No booking required