Buddhism Classes

BAM! Buddhist Action Month in June

The theme for this year's Buddhist Action Month is "Transforming Self, Transforming World".

The NLBC will be taking part and we are inviting you to take your dharma and meditation practice off the cushion 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
  • Special BAM themed Sangha Nights more info
  • Throughout June
    With:
    Open to All
    No booking required

    The Alternative Friday Night (Sub35)

    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.

    First Friday of the month
    19.00-21.30
    with late night tea bar after
    On 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July and 3 August
    With: 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 June – Yashobodhi is coming for the first time - she’s a very experienced and excellent retreat leader and teacher and will focus on working with difficult emotions

    14 July – Dhammagita will lead another workshop with movement and body work

    11 Aug – Karunagita will lead an afternoon unpacking shunyata – emptiness and ungraspability in all its fullness and beauty, including a musical rendition…

    8 Sept – Maitrisambhava and Bodhamayi will answer questions about their first year in the Triratna Buddhist Order

    13 Oct – Vajraghanta leads a workshop on Compassionate Communication

    10 Nov – Details soon

    14-16 Dec - women's class retreat at Vajrasana. Details to follow.

    Every second Saturday of the month,
    14:15-17:00.

    apart from 12 May, 10.00-12.45
    With: Karunagita and Team
    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 21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 21 July and 18 August
    With: Sub35 team
    Free. Donations welcome.
    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.

    Class on 19 May: Pleasure and Meaning
    Often the things we enjoy the most- sex, chocolate, alcohol are not the things that give our lives meaning- while the 'spiritual ' things we can find boring- how can we unite pleasure and meaning- and what did the Buddha do about it?

    An afternoon of discussion, talks and mediation.

    Once a month on Saturday 14.00-17.00.

    Class on 19 May, 16 June, 21 July and 18 Aug 2018

    Join us for lunch from 13.00. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share
    With: Kusala, Abhilasa, Aryajit
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Regular Study Groups

    We offer opportunities to explore Buddhism in more depth in a regular weekly study group. These are by invitation. If you are interested ask one of our regular class teachers for more information.