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

Sunday 31st December 2017

Meditation and Ritual on New Year's Evening - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Programme tbc

With:

At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
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

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

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

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

    Deep Ecology Day (Sun 17 Sept)

    “We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendours of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend.”
    John Maynard Keynes

    A day exploring our relationship with the natural world and our spiritual practice and our appreciation, as Buddhists, of the intrinsic worth of the environment.

    Join Sanghasiha and friends for a day of sitting and sound meditation, talks, discussion, poetry, music and puja.

    Sun 17 Sept 2017, 10.00-17.00
    With: Sanghasiha
    By donation. Donations go towards our costs for sustainable cleaning material and fairtrade products.
    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: Sat 30 Sept - Fri 6 Oct 2017

    One of the best ways to support our practice is to go on retreat – take a weekend or more to move away from our habitual surroundings and live a simpler live. The Urban Retreat is an opportunity to focus on our practice in the midst of our busy lives and to reduce our exposure to the myriad of distractions in an urban context.

    The Urban Retreat will be launched on Padmasambhava Day on Sat 30 Sept with extra events scheduled during the week including early morning meditations, day retreat, and more. Check our posters.

    Sat 30 Sept - Fri 6 Oct 2017
    With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Padmasambhava Day Festival & start of URBAN RETREAT

    This year our Padmasambhava Festival is the first day of our week long urban retreat themed on Meetings with Padmasambhava.

    Programme tbc

    Sat 30 Sept 2017,
    With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    By donation
    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

    Autumn Weekend Sangha Retreat (Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017)

    Programme and theme tbc

    The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckingham.

    From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017
    With: Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
    Costs,
    £165
    £130 low wage
    £95 concession

    Going Deeper
    Booking required (15 places left)

    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

    Sangha Day Festival (4 Nov 2017)

    Programme tbc

    Saturday 4th November 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
    With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    By donation
    Open to All
    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: Vajraghanta, Santva
    Free event. Donations welcome
    Mitra
    No booking required

    People of Colour Sangha event - Sun 26 November

    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 26 Nov 2017, 10.00-16.00
    With: Jayakara, Nandaraja, Sujhayini
    Suggested donation £20 / £10 (concession)
    Open to All
    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

    Women’s class weekend retreat (Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017)

    A weekend of meditation, talks, discussion and other shared practice in the context of a retreat in countryside.

    Open to all women who have attended any of the NLBC women’s classes during 2017.

    Please note: Most rooms are shared, some have bunk beds

    The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckingham.

    From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017
    With: Karunagita, Singhashri, women's class team
    Costs,
    £165
    £130 low income
    £95 concession

    Going Deeper
    Booking required (17 places left)

    Meditation and Ritual on New Year's Evening - Sun 31 Dec 2017

    Programme tbc

    Sun 31 Dec 2017
    Doors open from 20.30
    With:
    By donation
    Going Deeper
    No booking required