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

Monday 8th May 2017

The Warm Road to Reality

In association with his new book, Mindful Emotion: a short course in kindness, Paramabandhu will lead an evening on metta. He will lead meditation and give a talk exploring the far-reaching implications of this fundamental Buddhist quality. Paramabandhu has taught and lived at the London Buddhist Centre for over 25 years. He is a public preceptor and a consultant psychiatrist. His third book, Mindful Emotion, written with Dr Jed Shamel, is published by Windhorse this year.
19.00 - 21.30

With: Paramabandhu, The Monday Night Team

At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
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
Indrajala Sunday Club - Words and Music

Sunday 30th April 2017, 18:00 - 22:00

Songs, Music, Poetry, Stories. Open hearts and open minds with invited guests hosted by the Indrajala Collective.

18:00 Food to share
19:00 Event
With: Sumana and Friends
Suggested donation £10
Open to All
No booking required
Spring into Action - A Working Day Retreat (May Bank Holiday)

Monday 1 May 2017 (Bank Holiday), 10.30-16.00

You are warmly invited to join Caroline, Dharmaprabha, Lottie and Santva in mindful, open-hearted, companionable practice in the shrine room and throughout our centre, making it clean and beautiful.

We will enter Ratnasambhava’s realm of abundance and creativity, working skilfully with our hearts, minds and bodies.

Everyone welcome, for the morning, afternoon or the full day. Sitting down work available.

10.30 – 13.00 Meditation & cleaning (doors open 10.15)
13.00 – 14.00 Shared lunch (provided)
14.00 – 16.00 Meditation & cleaning
With: Caroline, Dharmaprabha, Lottie, Santva
Free event.
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
Women’s class - On the second Saturday of the Month

On the second Saturday of the month,
Please note that class on 13 May will be in the morning from 10.15-12.45

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
    Wake up! Exploring the meaning of life - no class on 8th April 2017

    Every third Saturday of the month
    On 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 Aug
    no class on 8th April 2017

    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?

    Wake up! is a new practice morning for young people at the North London Buddhist Centre.

    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.
    With: Karunagita, Dharmaprabha, Lottie
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    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
  • Meditate for peace in Highbury Fields
  • BAM Buddhist Action Day (incl. Guerilla Gardening) on Saturday 24 June
  • Special BAM themed Sangha Nights
  • With: Santva, Lottie
    Open to All
    No booking required
    BAM! Early Morning Meditation

    Every weekday morning
    doors open between 7:15-7:30

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

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

    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: Vajragahanta 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
    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
    Vegan lunch to share
    Guerrilla Gardening
    Tea break
    Closing meditation and ritual
    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
    No booking required