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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

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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

ONLINE: Women's class - every second Saturday of the month

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11 Apr - Karunagita will lead the women’s class on 11 April. As it is Easter weekend, she will focus on ‘spiritual death and rebirth’ and a Buddhist perspective on change and letting go.

9 May - Maitrinita is our guest for the first time and will give a talk on “the taste of freedom” including drawing inspiration from a song by Nina Simone and Harriet Tubman’s liberation of slaves. With meditation, discussion and ritual.

13 June - tbc

11 July - Dhammamegha will give a talk entitled ‘the Buddha’s begging bowl’ within a broad theme of ‘holding to nothing whatever’, with meditation, discussion and ritual.

8 August - Dhammagita is back for one of her popular workshops focused on the body.

12 Sept - tbc

10 Oct - tbc

14 Nov - tbc

12 Dec - tbc

every second Saturday of the month:
11 Apr, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July & 8 Aug
14:00-17:00
With: Karunagita and Team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Sangha Night

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Dear Friends, Do come and join our online Sangha Night on Mon 6th April Topic: Meeting the Unknown with Courage, Kindness, and Connection. Santva reflects on a Buddhist approach to change and how to be with our worry and anxiety. The evening will also include meditation and ritual. Please join Zoom meeting here
Meeting ID: 334 434 901

Lalitaraja, Santva, Manjumitra, Khemananda and guest Order Members take turns to lead evenings, practising and communicating Buddhism.

A Sangha evening might include a talk, meditation, discussion, workshop, devotional practice, and tea.

It is helpful if you have had an introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices. All welcome.

Every Monday 19:00 - 21:30 (except Bank holidays).
Some evenings start with a shared meal at 18:30
With: Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Manjumitra, Santva, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
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

ONLINE: Under 35's Alternative Friday Night

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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!

Upcoming speakers and topics:

With late night tea bar after.

Friday evening (fortnightly)
19.00-21.30
with late night tea bar after

With: Under 35s team & guest speaker
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Beltaine Ritual with Prajnaparamita Puja (Fri 1 May 2020)

Betaine is half way between Equinox & Solstice, and celebrates the rites of passion and fertility, of union, or differently put of the integration of wisdom and compassion.

Pranjaparamita will be the central focus for the puja, a female Buddha, known as the great mother of all the Buddhas because the perfection of wisdom is said to give birth to all Buddhas. She stands for the perfection of wisdom in which a synthesis of wisdom and compassion arise in the realisation of emptiness.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 1 May 2020, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Lalitaraja
Free event. Donations welcome.
Going Deeper
No booking required

ONLINE Live Budcasts: The Eight Ways of the Noble Ones (titles and speakers might change)

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

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A new series of the monthly Saturday morning Budcast talks and podcasts starts 11 Jan at 11:30.

All welcome. Free event. Suggested donation £5. You can listen to the podcasts of the talks Please click here

11 Jan - "How far can we go?" - A Buddha vision - with Akashamitra

8 Feb - "Who is driving?" with Vajramitra

14 Mar "Talking matters to Buddhists" - Skilful speech in Buddhism - with Karunagita

4 Apr - "The Ecology of the Heart - non-violence as embodied practice." with Singhashri

9 May - , The Life of Activity: Right Livelihood with Kusala

13 June - Riding on the Wind: Energy in the 8-Fold Path with Ratnaprabha

11 July - tbc

In the weeks between, do come to a discussion group around themes from the talk as part of the Saturday morning class starting at 10:15.

Every second Saturday of the month:
Sat 14 Mar, Sat 4 Apr, Sat 9 May, Sat 13 June, Sat 11 July & Sat 8 Aug
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free event. Suggested donation £5.
Open to All
No booking required

Buddha Day Festival (Sun 10 May 2020)

Join us to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment with our Buddha Day festival.

Details closer to the date.

Sun 10 May; 11.00-17.00
With:
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Amoghasiddhi (Fri 15 May 2020)

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.

Friday 15th May 2020, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Manjushri (Fri 5 June 2020)

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 Manjushri.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 5th June 2020, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Sumana
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No 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

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Amitabha (Fri 31 July 2020)

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 Amitabha.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 31st July 2020, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Ratnaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No 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