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ONLINE: Sangha Night - Buddhist Action Month "for the Earth"

The Sangha is the Buddhist term for the community of people wishing to learn from the Buddha's teachings. Order Members take turns to lead these evenings, practising and communicating Buddhism. A Sangha evening might include a talk, meditation, discussion, workshop, devotional practice, and tea. Open to all (though it is helpful if you have had an introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices).

On 1, 8 and 15 June, Sangha night will focus on the theme for Buddhist Action Month, which this year is “….. for the Earth”.

We will explore what we want to do or say ‘for the Earth’, with short talks, discussion and ritual and with reference to the Braham Viharas – specifically Metta (love), Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy).

These weeks will be led by Karunagita with support from Katja and the Sangha night team.

Join the Zoom meeting each week here

These evenings are offered in the spirit of generosity in that our teachers give their time for free. Please consider joining in that spirit and donating to help the Centre survive through the current closure.

Please donate here

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

Monday evenings 1,8 & 15 June at 19:00-21:00
With: Karunagita
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Saturday Morning Meditation

Led meditations every Saturday morning at 10:30, suitable whether you have a meditation practice already or are new to meditation.

Followed by a session on Buddhism each week at 11:30.

Zoom login each week: here
Meeting ID: 630 207 959

Please donate here

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

Please click here to register for our newsletter.

Saturdays 10.15 for 10:30-11.30
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free. Suggested donation £5 or more.
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Day retreat - 4 ways to respond: from de-escalation to insight (Sun 7 June)

In this practical, grounded day retreat, Karunagita will introduce four ways in which we can respond to any experience as it arises, from a Buddhist perspective, touching on ethics, Metta and setting up the conditions for Insight. The day will include guidance in Just Sitting/ formless meditation and an emphasis on somatic/ direct body experience. Starting at 10.00 and ending at 5.00, there will be around 4.5 hours on zoom plus suggested mindful activities and inquiry to maintain the retreat throughout the day and beyond. Suitable for people with some experience of meditation.

This day is offered in the spirit of generosity in that Karunagita has kindly given her time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating for the day to help us keep our Centre afloat during these difficult times. Suggested donation £30. Please donate here

You will receive Zoom details once you have registered. Please register in advance for this meeting here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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 for the newlsletter.

Sunday 7th June, 10:00 - 5:00 (with breaks)
With: Karunagita
By donation. Suggested donation £30. Please donate here
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ONLINE Live Budcast talks: The Eight Ways of the Noble Ones

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

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Saturday morning Budcast talks and podcasts 11:30.

All welcome. Free event.

You can listen to the podcasts of the talks Please click here

If you would like to you can also join us beforehand for a meditation before the talk using the same Zoom link as for the talk. Please arrive for this from 10:15 for a prompt 10:30 start.

This event is offered free in the spirit of generosity. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating to help us keep our Centre afloat through this difficult time. Suggested donation £5 or more. Donate via PayPal here

Zoom Meeting login here

We are also hoping to LIVE stream these events on our North London Buddhist Centre YouTube channel. Check it out here

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 - Perfect Mindfulness, tbc

8 August - Perfect Unification of Mind.

Every second Saturday of the month:
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

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

For all women who are interested in Buddhism and meditation.

This is a monthly event exploring different aspects of the Buddha's teachings and meditation. Usually there is a talk or workshop, often by a guest speaker, and some meditation. All women welcome. It helps if you are familar with our meditation practices the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana, but that is not essential.

The afternoon will be online from 2.00-3.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting here

This event is offered in the spirit of generosity in that our teachers give their time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating to help us keep our Centre afloat through these difficult times. Please donate here

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

13 June - Topic TBC but do join the team and guest for the women’s class, including a mix of practice, input and opportunity to connect with the NLBC women’s Sangha

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:
Next date: 13 June
14:00-17:00
With: Karunagita and Team
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Dimensions of Mindfulness Workshop - with Vajradaka

We are very pleased to be offering this guest workshop with Vajradaka! If you have some experience of meditation and are looking for ways to deepen your practice, this workshop is for you.

Vajradaka has been teaching meditation for over 40 years and has a deep interest in mindfulness meditation practices. In this workshop he will be exploring how to engage more creatively and contructively with different dimensions of mindfulness within meditation. Some of these dimensions are to do with dealing with our mental states, some are to do with entering into deeper states of meditation and some are to do with gaining insight into the nature of reality.

This event is offered in the spirit of generosity in that Vajradaka has kindly given his time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating for the workshop to help us keep our Centre afloat during these difficult times. Suggested donation £15. Please donate here

You will receive Zoom details once you have registered. Please register in advance for this meeting here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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 for the newlsletter.

Wednesday 17 June, 10:00 - 13:00 (with a break)
With: Vajradaka
By donation. Suggested donation £15. Please donate here
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ONLINE COURSE: Change your mind: what does Buddhism have to offer?
(start Wed 24 June)

If you already have some experience of what meditation can give you and you are curious to learn more about what Buddhism really has to offer, this 4 week course is for you. If you want a happy, fulfilling life, working on your own mind is essential. That’s why understanding the mind, and learning how to change it, is the beginning, the end and the crux of Buddhism. This course will explain key teachings from the tradition that offer simple but profound and powerful ways of recognising your mental states, and practical tools to help you cultivate an ever more positive, creative and expansive mind. Led by Ratnaprabha, Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre, author of the popular book 'Finding the Mind', on which the course is based.

Suitable for anyone who has had some experience of meditation. Also recommended if you have done any of our previous courses.

The course will be conducted using the online platform Zoom so will require you to be able to access that, ideally via laptop or computer, or if not then via tablet. To access the Zoom details for the course please register here .

In the spirit of generosity Ratnaprabha is offering his time and experience for free but it would be great if you felt able to join that spirit of generosity and make a donation for the course. This will really help us keep the Centre afloat through these difficult times. Suggested donation £50.

Please donate here 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

Please donate here

4 Wed evenings
Wed 24 June - Wed 15 July 2020;
19.00-21.30 (with breaks)
With: Ratnaprabha
By donation. Suggested donation £50. Please donate here
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POSTPONED: Under 35's Alternative Friday Night

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

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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. Every 2 weeks join us for a radical approach to Friday night - including late night tea bar!

Currently we have postponed our sessions but we are hoping to start up again soon. Watch this space and the North London Buddhist Centre Facebook page for new dates.

Usually Friday evening (fortnightly) but currently POSTPONED
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

TO BE CONFIRMED: 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

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TO BE CONFIRMED: 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)
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No booking required

TO BE CONFIRMED: 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
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