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Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class

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

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 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar and 5 April
With: Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

14-16 Dec - women's class retreat at Vajrasana. For more information please click here

12 Jan: - Storytelling with Satyamegha from Nottingham - the story of Pingya's encounter with the Buddha and how it changed his life forever.

9 Feb: Dhiraprabha is our guest – the topic “A taste of freedom”

9 March: Suvarnajyoti joins as our guest for the first time

13 April: Karunagita is back from 3 months on retreat and will communicate something of her experience

11 May: TBC

8 June: TBC

13 July: Dhammagita returns for another wonderful afternoon with the body

Every second Saturday of the month,
14:15-17:00.

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

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Padmasambhava (Jan 2019)

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 Padmasambhava.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 18th January 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Dhiraprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
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 15 Dec, 19 Jan, 16 Feb and 16 Mar 2019
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Weekend Sangha Retreat - Theme to be confirmed

Join Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati for the next in their series of weekend retreats. An opportunity to deepen your practice in a supportive and friendly context. The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckinghamshire.
For those who know our Triratna meditation practices.

Fri evening 25 Jan 2019 - Sun 27 Jan 2019
With: Visuddhimati, Lalitaraja
Costs,
£175
£140 low income
£95 concessions

Open to All
Booking required (13 places left)

Life with Full Attention – A practical course in Buddhist Mindfulness

Mindfulness has become a modern buzzword, but its roots reach back 2,500 years to the early teachings of the Buddha. His ancient mindfulness practices still work brilliantly in helping us face the underlying causes of stress and suffering in the lives of ourselves and others. The Buddha's own original teaching of mindfulness is found in the Satipatthana Sutta, which explains how to place careful attention on different aspects of experience, deeply see their significance, and creatively transform them.

Mindfulness is about living fully and vividly, without rumination or distraction. This course will teach a systematic approach to mindfulness and authentic happiness, starting with applying mindfulness in everyday life.

The bestselling book Life with Full Attention by Maitreyabandhu will be our guide to daily practice, provided free with the course.

8 evenings - Mon 11 Feb to 1 Apr 2019; 19:00-21:30
With: Ratnaprabha, Aryajit
Costs,
£140
£100 concession

Open to All
Booking required (11 places left)

Trying to be Human: The Practice of Buddhist Ethics (start Wed 13 Feb 2019)

How we act has an enormous influence on who we become. The Buddha taught that our actions have consequences - both for ourselves and others.

In this course will look at the practice of Buddhist Ethics and how this practice can benefit our lives.

Suitable for complete beginners and those seeking to explore Buddhist ideas.

4 evenings
Wed 13 Feb - Wed 6 Mar 2019
19.00-21.30
With: Vajramitra
Costs,
£64 waged
£32 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Akshobya (Feb 2019)

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 Akshobya.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 15th February 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Introduction to Buddhism - The Wheel of Life (start Tue 19 Feb)

How we act determines how we live our lives. Yet most of our actions are the repetition of unconscious habits.

The course is suitable for those with no knowledge of Buddhism, or those with some knowledge already. We will be studying basic Buddhism using the intricate and fascinating image of the wheel of life. It's a bit like a graphic novel explaining the human predicament, designed to explain Buddhism with potent images, showing how to escape from going round and round in the same old circles.

By the end participants will understand themselves more fully, learning how to change unproductive habits, and how to embark on a path to a thoroughly fulfilling life.

The course is suitable for anybody familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana meditations.

4 evenings
Tue 19 Feb - Tue 12 March 2019
19.00-21.30
You can join on the first evening unless the course is already fully booked'
With: Ratnaprabha
Costs,
£40
£20 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required (11 places left)

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: The Four Noble Truths (start 13 Mar 2019)

The ‘Four Noble Truths’ is the earliest and one of the most central teachings in Buddhism. It contains fundamental principles of Buddhist practice in a nutshell. 2500 years later they are still relevant for us today.

The course will explore the teaching itself as well as Buddhist meditation.

4 evenings
Wed 13 Mar - Wed 3 Apr 2019
19.00-21.30
With: Maitrisambhava
Costs,
£64 waged
£32 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Open Buddhist weekend retreat

The simple life. Spend a weekend in the countryside near London meditating, learning about Buddhism, and getting to know people who care about compassion for all that lives, and wants to develop the wisdom to make a difference.

You need to have learnt the mindfulness of breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices.

Fri 29. - Sun 31. March 2019;
With: Ratnaprabha
Costs,
£175
£140 low income
£95 concessions
Open to All
Booking required