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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

Under 35s Buddhism and Meditation Morning

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 20 Apr, 18 May, 15 June, 20 July, 17 Aug, 21 Sept, 19 Oct, 16 Nov and 21 Dec 2019
With: Under 35s team & guest speaker
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Manjusri (Apr 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 Manjusri.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 26th April 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Ratnaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Under 35s Alternative Friday Night

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 May, 7 Jun, 5 July, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov and 6 Dec 2019
With: Under 35s team & guest speaker
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Beltaine Ritual incl. Prajnaparamita Puja (May 2019)

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 3rd May 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Lalitaraja
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
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

Movement, Mantra, Meditation

An evening of movement, mantra and meditation to engage body, speech and mind, and raise money for the centre.

Suitable for those familiar with Triratna practices.

Please book.

Fri 10 May; 19.30-21.30
With: Shakyasiddhi, Anandavajra
Suggested donation £10-£15. All proceeds to fundraise for the NLBC.
Going Deeper
Booking required

Live Budcasts: The Five Spiritual Faculties

Free public talks on Buddhism, all welcome. You can listen to the podcasts of the talks Please click here

12 January, Ratnaprabha "It's happening now – mindfulness and the five faculties in Buddhism". 9 February, Amalayodhin, "Imagining the real – faith in Buddhism". 9 March, Akashamitra, "Acting with compassion – energy in Buddhism". 13 April, Vajramitra, "Entering the depths – meditation in Buddhism." 11 May, Karunagita, “Touching freedom – wisdom in Buddhism”

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 9 Mar, Sat 13 Apr and Sat 11 May;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free event. Suggested donation £5.
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

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: Dhammamegha met Triratna in South Africa and has spent 3 years in the UK, at Adhisthana and Tiratanaloka. She is moving to London in April 2019. This is a chance to hear her story and for her to meet some of us

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

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakymuni (May 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 Shakyamuni.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 17th May 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Shakyasiddhi
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Buddha Day Festival (Sun 19 May 2019)

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

11.00 Doors open
11.30 Meditation, readings, reflection
13.00 Lunch (veggie food to share)
14.30 Talk 'Going Forth - in the Buddha's Footsteps' followed by a workshop
15.45 Tea break
16.15 Dhammaprada Puja

Sun 19 May; 11.00-17.00
With: Santva, Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
By donation
Open to All
No 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

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Tara (June 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 Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 14th June 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Sumana
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Sangha Retreat: The Dance of the Elements - A ritual adventure

Amalamati, Visuddhimati and Lalitaraja invite you to celebrate the elements on a retreat in Spain - near Valencia. Using music, art and movement we will be exploring the elements through meditation and ritual as well as the arts practice of each of the leaders. Lalitaraja is a professional dancer, Visuddhimati is a well-known figure in the world of the visual arts and Amalamati is a professional pianist. Book through our centre in Valencia: informacion@budismo-valencia.com.

Thurs 20 June - Wed 26 June or
Fri 21 June - Mon 24 June
With: Amalamati, Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
£325 for full week, £195 for Friday to Monday weekend option.
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

The Five Spiritual Faculties (start 4 July)

A Buddhism course based on the 5 Spiritual faculties, for those who want to take their practice deeper.

Karunagita will draw on her experience of this fundamental Buddhist teaching during her recent 3-month intensive retreat and encourage participants to recognise the 5 spiritual faculties in their own life and practice.

5 Thur evenings
Thu 4 Jul – Thu 1 Aug 2019
19.00-21.30
With: Karunagita
Costs,
£75
£35 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required

Dharma Day (Sun 14 July 2019)

tbc

Sunday 14th July 2019
With:
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja: Sevenfold puja (July 2019)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice; this time the Sevenfold puja will be based on the Dhammapada.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

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

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

This biennial event at Adhisthana, UK, brings together large numbers of the Triratna Buddhist Community from around Europe for a feast of inspiration, stimulation and fun - all are welcome, including children.

For more info please click here
Booking is now open. Please click here

To give you more of an impression, here is a link to a video from the International Gathering 2014 click here

Adhisthana, 22-26 August 2019
With:
Open to All
No 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