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Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class

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 theme for the New Year is the five spiritual faculties: mindfulness, confidence, energy, unification of mind, and insight. 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 discuss the practical implications of these fundamental Buddhist teachings. 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

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
£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

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, Amalayodhin
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

***Save the Date*** Spring into Action - A Working Day Retreat (Mon 6 May - 1st Bank Holiday)

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

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 6 May 2019
10.30-16.30
doors open at 10.00 and 13.00
lunch provided
With: NLBC Centre Team
Free event.
Open to All
No booking required

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation?

This 6 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.

6 Wed evenings
Wed 8 May - Wed 12 June 2019;
19.00-21.30
With: Vajramitra
Costs,
£90
£45 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Metta Day (Sun 9 June)

Another in this popular series of day retreats on the theme of Metta - friendliness, kindness, unconditional love. The day includes different approaches to the Metta Bhavana meditation, held within a program that is spacious and kind to us, including relaxation, gentle movement, and discussion.

Please book but you are also welcome to join on the day.

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 9 June 2019, 10:00-17:00
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Suggested donation £30/£15
Open to All
Booking required

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start Wed 26 June)

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 Wed evenings
Wed 26 June - Wed 17 July 2019
19.00-21.30
With: Santva, Satyapurna
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Gentle Transformation: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (start 24 Jul 2019)

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 24 Jul - Wed 14 Aug 2019
19.00-21.30
With: Satyapurna
Costs,
£64 waged
£32 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Meditation Day: Just Sitting (Sun 4 Aug)

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.

Please book but you are also welcome to join on the day.

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 4 Aug 2019, 10.00-17.00
With: Karunagita
Suggested donation £30/£15
Open to All
Booking required

Sangha Weekend Retreat

Theme will be published closer to the date.

All who know meditation are welcome to come; accommodation and vegetarian food (we share the cooking) are provided.

The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckinghamshire.

Fri 25 - Sun 27 Oct 2019
With: Visuddhimati, Lalitaraja
Costs,
£175
£140 low income
£95 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Open Weekend Retreat

Theme will be published closer to the date.

The retreat will be held at the Vajrasana Retreat Centre in Suffolk.

Fri 6. - Sun 8. Dec 2019
With: Ratnaprabha, Karunagita
Costs,
£175
£145 low income
£95 concession

Open to All
Booking required