Sangha Special Evenings

Sangha Evenings
Every Monday: 7pm or
6.30pm join us for a shared meal
7.30pm programme starts
(time as stated on event listing)
Special Evenings
With the Sangha Night Team
At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
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
  • more info
  • BAM Buddhist Action Day (incl. Guerilla Gardening) on Saturday 24 June more info
  • Special BAM themed Sangha Nights more info
  • With: Santva, Lottie
    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
    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
    BAM! Early Morning Meditation

    Every weekday morning (starting Monday 5th)
    7:30-8:30
    doors open between 7:15-7:30

    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.
    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: Vajraghanta 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
    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

    *** There will be a Women’s class weekend retreat from 8-10 December ***

    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
    Young People at NLBC (Sub35)

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

    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!
    With: Karunagita, Dharmaprabha, Akasapriya, Aryajit, Lottie, Annie
    Free. 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
    Guerrilla Gardening
    Discussion
    Tea break
    Closing meditation and ritual

    Please bring VEGAN lunch to share
    With: Santva, Lottie
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No 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
    Going deeper - insight through direct experience

    Sunday 30 July 2017, 10.00-17.00

    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.
    With: Karunagita and Team
    Free. Suggested donation £40/ £25/ £15
    Going Deeper
    No booking required
    The Art of Friendship - A Day for Women Mitras

    Sunday 19 November, 10.00 - 16.30

    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.
    With: Santva, Vajraghanta
    Free event. Donations welcome
    Mitra
    No booking required