Sangha Special Evenings

Sangha Evenings
Every Monday except Bank Holidays:
19:00 - 21:30
Some evenings start with a shared meal at 18:30 as indicated on event listing
Special Evenings
With the Sangha Night Team

Monday 30th October 2017

Samhain Celebration and Ritual

Samhain/Halloween is a major festival with several aspects. It is new year's eve for witches, it inaugurates Winter, is the final chance to dry herbs for winter storage, and a night when fairies are supposedly afoot working mischief.

It is also the Day of the Dead for us as it was for the Celts, Egyptians and ancient Mexicans. Samhain is also a time for personal reflection, and for recognising our faults and flaws and creating a method for rectifying them.

We'll meditate and reflect and do a puja dedicated to Kshitigarbha who is associated with rescuing those in distress or hells.

With: Lalitaraja

Monday 13th November 2017

SANGHA NIGHT: Positive Emotion and the Path to Liberation with Khemananda

“The worldly-minded person thinks in terms of happiness,
the spiritually-minded person thinks in terms of liberation” (Sangharakshita)

Our guest speaker Khemananda was ordained in 1982. He has recently retired from podiatry and now spends his time as a hospice volunteer and teaching the Dharma.

With: Khemananda

Thursday 21st December 2017

Winter Solstice Celebration

The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. We'll celebrate with meditation, reflection and ritual to prepare for the festive season and for the coming year.

This is a time to reflect on the year and prepare our resolutions, so that we have the best chance of success with any changes we want to make. Wear red!

With: Lalitaraja

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

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 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb and 17 Mar

With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

***NEW*** 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

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

***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, 24 Nov (no class in Dec), 26 Jan, 23 Feb (no class in March)
With: Lottie, Annie, Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

  • 9 Sept: Karunagita and team will draw together the strands of life and Buddhist practice covered in the class so far, using the visual Practice Lotus, and explore ideas for 2018.
  • 14 Oct: Dhiraprabha recently became an Anagarika, embracing celibacy and the homeless life. She will talk about the meaning that commitment holds for her.
  • 11 Nov: Danasamudra set up the Sangharakshita library at Adhisthana. She and Dharmaprabha will introduce the Triratna women’s oral history project they are starting.

    *** 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

    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

    Winter Solstice Celebration

    The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. We'll celebrate with meditation, reflection and ritual to prepare for the festive season and for the coming year.

    This is a time to reflect on the year and prepare our resolutions, so that we have the best chance of success with any changes we want to make. Wear red!

    Thursday 21st December 2017, 19:00 - 21:30
    With: Lalitaraja
    Open to All
    No booking required