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Spring into Action - A Working Day Retreat (Mon 28 May - 2nd Bank Holiday)

You are warmly invited to a mindful and companionable practice day. We will be meditating and working together throughout the day.

The focus of the practice day will be the Buddha Shakyamuni and his teaching of being fully present, whether sitting on the cushion, being active or interacting with others.

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 28 May 2018
10.30-16.30
doors open at 10.00 and 13.00
lunch provided
With: Bodhamayi, Dharmaprabha, Satyapurna
Free event.
Open to All
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Lunchtime Drop-in

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Evening Drop-in

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, Shraddhasara, Abhilasa, Maitrisambhava, Aryajit
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Meditation Toolkit for Regular Meditators

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, Shraddhasara, and friends
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Meditation for Regular Meditators - Lunchtime Drop-in

Meditation practice session for those with experience of our basic meditation practices.

Wednesdays 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

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

    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
    Please note: no class on 21 April and 12 May 2018

    With: Karunagita, Sahajamani, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Santva, Maitrisambhava
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Cutting through Illusion - for Triratna Regulars (start Sat 2 June)

    3 Saturday afternoons exploring Buddhist insight through our direct, everyday experience. Each afternoon will include a short talk, meditation, experiential exercises, discussion and pointers to try between sessions.

    For Order Members, Mitras and those with at least a year of experience of our core Triratna meditations.

    3 afternoons
    Sat 2, Sat 23 and Sat 30 June
    14.00-17.00
    With: Karunagita
    By donation
    Going Deeper
    No booking required

    BAM! Early Morning Meditation 2018

    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 4 June, through to Friday 29 June.

    Every weekday morning 7:30-8:30
    Starting Mon 4 June
    Last session Fri 29 June
    doors open between 7:15-7:30
    With: Karunagita, Santva, Kusaladana, Akashamitra, Satyapurna
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Midsummer Weekend Sangha Retreat - Theme to be confirmed

    An opportunity to practice together with the NLBC Sangha with our usual popular mix of meditation, presentations, ritual and enjoying the countryside together. Our rituals will celebrate and mark the Summer Solstice.

    The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre, Buckinghamshire.
    From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 22 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
    With: Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
    Costs,
    £165
    £130 low income
    £95 concessions

    Going Deeper
    Booking required (6 places left)

    Body, Breath, Heart - a Meditation Day for Regulars (Sun 1 July 2018)

    We warmly invite you to a day of collective meditation practice. The day will be in silence and we will explore the breath and the heart in a gentle, natural and rooted way.

    Sitting practice will be interspersed with mindful movement, walking, lying down, poetry and chanting.

    The day is suitable for anybody who is familiar with both meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana.

    Please bring a vegan or vegetarian lunch to share.

    Sun 1 July
    10.00-16.00
    With: Shraddhasara, Bodhamayi
    Costs,
    £40
    £20 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required

    Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start Wed 11 July)

    Are you curious about Buddhism?

    This 5 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha).

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

    5 evenings
    Wed 11 July to - Wed 8 Aug 2018
    19.00-21.30
    With: Satyanathin
    Costs,
    £75
    £35 concession

    Introductory
    Booking required

    Meditation Day: Just Sitting

    Just Sitting meditation, sometimes known as pure awareness, is one of the core Triratna meditation practices.

    This day retreat will introduce different ways into the practice and include led meditations with gentle movement and time for questions and exploration.

    Bring veggie food to share for lunch.

    Sun 12 Aug 2018
    10.00-17.00
    With: Karunagita
    Suggested donation £30/£15
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start Sat 8 Sept)

    Are you curious about Buddhism?

    This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha).

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

    4 mornings
    Sat 8 - Sat 29 Sept 2018
    10.30-13.00
    With: Santva
    Costs,
    £60
    £28 concession

    Introductory
    Booking required (14 places left)