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Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Avalokiteshvara (Oct)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Fri 19 Oct 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Dharmaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class ***New***

From 6 October, the Saturday morning class will include a Buddhism option.

We start with meditation at 10:15, then once a month there is the talk (for more information click here) and the other Saturdays the talk themes continue in the second half in an interactive format.

October: attachment, generosity and liberation.

November: hatred and kindness.

December: ignorance and awakening.

The first half will be suitable for newcomers or experienced meditators.

Saturdays 10.15-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
£10/ £5 (concession)
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 18 Aug, 15 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov and 15 Dec
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Autumn Sangha Retreat - Entering the Mandala of the Five Buddhas

This weekend continues the exploration of the Mandala of the Five Buddhas which we began at our Midsummer Retreat in June. (You do not need to have attended the previous retreat).
Through meditation, talks, reflection and ritual we will open to the qualities of the Awakened Mind as expressed in this rich and colourful symbol.

Fri evening 26 Oct - Sun 28 Oct
With: Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
Costs,
£165 Waged
£130 Low waged
£95 On benefits

Going Deeper
Booking required (1 place left)

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 3 Aug, 7 Sept, 5 Oct, 2 Nov and 7 Dec 2018
With: Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness.

Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

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: Bodhamayi, Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: Wisdom and Compassion (start Wed 21 Nov)

Enlightenment can be described as the perfection of wisdom and compassion, like the two wings of a bird soaring in the sky.

Through meditation, short talks and discussion we will explore our experience and the development and unfolding of wisdom and compassion.

Open to all

4 evenings
Wed 21 Nov - Wed 12 Dec 2018
19.00-21.30
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Amoghasiddhi (Nov)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to Amoghasiddhi.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Sangha Day Festival (Sun 25 Nov 2018)

On Sangha Day we celebrate our spiritual community by creating a strong sense of collective practice.
A Day to enjoy each others company and to rejoice in our friendships in the wider sangha (community).

Programme:
11.30 Doors open (until 12.00)
12.00 Meditation
13.00 Lunch. Please bring veggie food to share.
(Doors open 13.00-14.30)
14.30 Special event
16.00 Tea break
(Doors open 16.00-16.30)
16.30 Talk by Ratnaprabha
17.30 Festive Puja

Sun 25 Nov 2018, 12:00 - 19:00
With: Ratnaprabha
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness.

Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Metta Day (Sun 9 Dec)

Immerse yourself in Metta: friendliness, kindness, unconditional love - how that might look in our daily lives, how it transforms and how it can be developed.

A day retreat exploring different approaches to metta and the Metta Bahvana meditation through practice and discussion.

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

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 9 Dec 2018, 10:00-17:00
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Suggested donation £40/ £25 /£15
Open to All
Booking required

Women’s class weekend retreat (Fri 14- Sun 16 Dec 2018)

A chance to step back from life in London and relax, with meditation, short talks, discussion, silence and time together.

This year the women’s class weekend retreat will be at Vajrasana, the impressive, purpose-built retreat centre in the Suffolk countryside.

Open to all women.

The retreat will be held at Vajrasana in Suffolk

From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018
With: Karunagita, Singhashri, Bodhamayi
Costs,
£165
£130 low income
£95 concession

Open to All
Booking required (13 places left)