Sangha

Sangha Evenings
Every Monday except Bank Holidays
19:00 - 21:30
(sometimes starting with a veggie shared meal at 18;30 as indicated on events listings)
Special Evenings
With Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati, Santva, Manjumitra, and Team
At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
No Booking required

BAM! Early Morning Meditation

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

Suitable for people who have done the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana before.

Morning meditation will be every week day starting Monday 5th June, through to Friday 30th.

Every weekday morning (starting Monday 5th)
7:30-8:30
doors open between 7:15-7:30
With: Karunagita, Santva, Kusaladana, Akashamitra, Satyapurna, Aryajit
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

BAM! Buddhist Action Month at the NLBC 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 more info
  • BAM Buddhist Action Day (incl. Guerilla Gardening) on Saturday 24 June more info
  • Special BAM themed Sangha Nights more info
  • Throughout June
    With: Santva, Lottie
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Retreat for Men at Padmaloka

    Exploring the deepening of 'Going for Refuge' to the three jewels and discovering what that means in every aspect of our lives.

    For more information please click here

    weekend Fri 30 June to Sun 2 July 2017
    With:
    For Bookings please refer to Padmaloka's website https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2017
    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

    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

    Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (Jul 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 7th July 2017, 19:30 - 21:30
    With: Kusaladana
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Going Deeper
    No booking required

    Women’s class - On the second Saturday of the Month

    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 ***

  • 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

    *** 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

    Dharma Day Festival - Sun 9 July

    A celebration of the Teaching of the Buddha.

    Programme to be confirmed.

    Sunday 9th July 2017, 11:00 - 17:00
    With: Visuddhimati
    Free event. Donations welcome.
    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.

    A new series starting May 20th!

    Every third Saturday of the month
    10.30-13.00
    On 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 Aug, Sept 16th

    With: Karunagita, Dharmaprabha, Akasapriya, Aryajit, Lottie, Annie
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    People of Colour Sangha event - Sun 16 July

    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.

    Sun 16 July 2017, 10.00-16.00
    With: Jayakara, Nandaraja, Sujhayini
    Suggested donation £20 / £10 (concession)
    Open to All
    No booking required

    The Way of the Bodhisattva - Practice Day for Men

    An afternoon for men exploring the Bodhisattva - an important figure from the Buddhist tradition- and how it can inspire us in our lives.

    An afternoon of discussion, meditation and cups of tea.

    Sat 29 July 2017, 14.00-17.00
    With: Abhilasa, Kusala, Aryajit
    Free event. Donations welcome
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Cutting through Illusion - A day of Insight Enquiry and Meditation

    A day retreat for regulars focused on Buddhist wisdom and insight.

    The day will include short led practices introducing different ways of looking at our experience to help us see directly the nature of reality as taught in Buddhism, plus longer periods of meditation.

    Sunday 30 July 2017, 10.00-17.00
    With: Karunagita, Sanghapala, Vanaraji
    Free. Suggested donation £40/ £25/ £15
    Going Deeper
    No booking required

    The Art of Friendship - A Day for Women Mitras

    We will spend the day exploring friendship.

  • How do we make friends?
  • What are our best attributes as a friend and where do we struggle?
  • What conduces to openness and depth in friendship?
  • How do we best serve each other on the Spiritual path?

  • Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

    Sunday 19 November, 10.00 - 16.30
    With: Santva, Vajraghanta
    Free event. Donations welcome
    Mitra
    No booking required