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***NOTICE***Centre Closed

North London Buddhist Centre closed for a while

To help ameliorate the spread of the Covid19 virus, the centre has now closed for the time being, several weeks at the very least. We will run as much as we can online. The bodywork studio is also closed.

Instead, we'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

With:
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Introductory Meditation Lunchtime Drop-in

We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.

Please click here for a 1-hour class on Zoom. Meeting ID 113 425 476

Please click here to donate

New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £3 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

CANCELLED or ONLINE: Introductory Meditation Evening Drop-in

North London Buddhist Centre closed for a while

To help ameliorate the spread of the Covid19 virus, the centre has now closed for the time being, several weeks at the very least. We will run as much as we can online. The bodywork studio is also closed.

Instead, we'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

The Tuesday night class is one of our most popular weekly events. We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30
With: Visuddhimati, Satyanathin, Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

CANCELLED or ONLINE: Meditation Toolkit for Regular Meditators

North London Buddhist Centre closed for a while

To help ameliorate the spread of the Covid19 virus, the centre has now closed for the time being, several weeks at the very least. We will run as much as we can online. The bodywork studio is also closed.

Instead, we'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

Our meditation toolkit explores strategies for taking our meditation practice further. Suitable for anyone who has already learned the two basic practices and wants to go deeper.

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30
With: Visuddhimati, Maitrisambhava, and friends
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

ONLINE: The Matrix of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the all-pervading infra-structure upon which all growth and development, both personal and spiritual can flourish.

In this evening workshop, hosted by the Tuesday evening class, Vajradaka will lead us into practical and direct meditations and exercises which highlight how different facets of mindfulness help us become more positive and go beyond limitations in our meditation and everyday life. We'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2600510080 Meeting ID: 260 051 0080
Tuesday 7th April 2020, 19:00 - 21:00
With: Vajradaka
Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Saturday 10.15-12.45
With: Karunagita, Vajramitra, Maitrisambhava, Akashamitra, Ratnaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class

We'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

Please donate here

We start with meditation at 10:15. After the tea break, you can continue to explore meditation, or alternatively you can join the Buddhism option. Our new theme is "The Eight Ways of the Noble Ones".

On the second Saturday of each month there is a talk on one of these themes (click here), and on the other Saturdays we get together to explore the topic further. All are welcome, and you don't need to come each week.

Saturdays 10.15-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

CANCELLED or ONLINE: Metta Day (Sun 26 Apr 2020)

North London Buddhist Centre closed for a while

To help ameliorate the spread of the Covid19 virus, the centre has now closed for the time being, several weeks at the very least. We will run as much as we can online. The bodywork studio is also closed.

Instead, we'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

Come and spend a nourishing day retreat immersed in metta - friendliness, kindness, unconditional love. Through talks, meditation, discussion and mindful self-compassion we will explore this transformative practice, how it changes our attitude to ourselves and to the other beings who surround us in the world.

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 26 Apr 2020, 10:00-17:00
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Free event. Suggested donation £30/ £15
Open to All
Booking required

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start Thur 30 Apr)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditation practices.

4 Thu evenings
Thu 30 Apr - Thu 21 May 2020;
19.00-21.30
With:
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Spring into Action - A Working Day Retreat (Bank Holiday Mon 25 May 2020)

You are warmly invited to a mindful and companionable practice day. We will be meditating and working together throughout the day to take care of our centre, community and ourselves.

You can come for the full day or arrive at 10.00 for the morning session, or between 13.00-14.00 for the afternoon session. Sitting down work available.

Programme
10.00 – Doors open
10.30 – 13.00 Periods of meditation & work
13.00 – Doors re-open
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break (lunch provided)
14.00 – 16.30 Periods of meditation & work

Monday 25 May 2020
10.30-16.30
doors open at 10.00 and 13.00
lunch provided
With: NLBC Centre Team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Gentle Transformation: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (start Wed 27 May 2020)

Meditation helps us to develop awareness and mindfulness as well as positive emotions. It helps us to get to know and change our mind and live a more mindful and richer life. Over time meditation can bring about a gentle but radical transformation.

The course will introduce traditional meditation practices and help you to develop skills in listening and connecting with your body and mind.

Suitable for complete beginners and those in their early stages of their meditation practice.

4 evenings
Wed 27 May - Wed 17 June 2020
19.00-21.30
With:
Costs,
£64 waged
£32 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start Wed 24 June)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditation practices.

4 Wed evenings
Wed 24 June - Wed 15 July 2020;
19.00-21.30
With:
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Open to All
Booking required

TO BE CONFIRMED Opening the Gates of the Senses - Weekend Retreat at Vajrasana (Fri 3 - Sun 5 July 2020)

Going on retreat is one of the most powerful of Buddhist practices – taking time and space, surrounded by nature, to let go of the pressures of daily life and allow the mind naturally to relax and open. There’ll be a simple programme of meditation, study/discussion groups and devotional practice, with plenty of time to do nothing, go for walks or hang out together.

Our retreat location is in the beautiful and highly supportive conditions of Vajrasana, an award winning purpose built Buddhist retreat centre in the midst of the Suffolk countryside, easily accessible from London.

Booking via the West London Buddhist Centre website Please click here to book.

Fri 3 - Sun 5 July 2020
With: Bodhilila, Ratnaprabha
£195/ £170 / £140
Please
Open to All
Booking Information in Description

Buddhism and Meditation - PART 2 (start Sat 11 July)

This 4 week course is suited for everyone who has attended one of our introductory courses and who knows our 2 meditation practices.

The Buddha suggests we become familiar with how the mind works- How it creates and shapes our perceptions - of ourselves and the world

4 mornings
Sat 11 July - Sat 1 Aug 2020
10:15-12:45
With:
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required

Dancing with the Elements - Summer Retreat in Spain (Sun 9 - Sat 15 August 2020)

Dancing with the Elements and Opening into the Element of Space Summer retreat At Suryavana Retreat Centre, Spain.
Amalamati, Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati invite you on a journey to explore the elements and discover spaciousness through arts and ritual on a retreat in Spain - near Valencia. Using music, art and movement we will be exploring the elements and drawing inspiration from the arts practice of each of the leaders. Lalitaraja is a professional dancer, Visuddhimati is a visual artist, and Amalamati is a professional pianist.
To book contact Sudaka: info@suryavana.es - discount for early bookings, and if you book with a friend

9 - 15 August 2020
With: Amalamati, Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
390/340 Euros
Open to All
Booking Information in Description