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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Deep Rest - Sunday 31st May 3pm-5pm

A unique, calming and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Appropriate for people aged 18 to 97.

You can join Anna for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent the link once you have booked.

NOT SUITABLE for women who are 12 weeks pregnant or less and those who are pregnant and not familiar with yoga modifications.

Sun 31st May 15:00 - 17:00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£20
£15 Conc

Open to All
Booking required (3 places left)

ONLINE CLASS Qi Gong with Richard - Mon 1st June

The focus in this class is on sequences of postures and movements. These include more general forms such as the popular Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, but also sequences relating to the development and health of particular aspects and parts of the body. It is not necessary to memorise the movements.

Through the regulation of body, breath and mind, Qigong practice promotes harmony of the The Three Treasures (essence, vitality and spirit) and so cultivates a deep sense of calm connectedness.

You can join Richard for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent the link once you have booked.

Monday 1st June 11.00 - 11.50
With: Richard Thomas
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE: Guided Meditation through the week

This online meditation class is suitable for both newcomers to meditation and those with a regular meditation practice. The two main practices we teach are the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana. These practices focus on developing calmness, integration, positive emotion and insight into our human potential.

Please click here for a 1-hour class on Zoom. Meeting ID 113 425 476

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New online events will posted here

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
Please click here to donate
Open to All
No booking required

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

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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 CLASS: Gentle Flow Yoga with Sian - 26 May

A soothing and relaxing sequence of Hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.

You can join Sian for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent a link once you have booked.

NOT SUITABLE for women who are 12 weeks pregnant or less and those who are pregnant and not familiar with yoga modifications.

Tuesday 26 May 17:30 - 18:30
With: Sian O'Neill
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE: The Magic and Mystery of Meditation

This is an ideal class to experience an in-depth taster of meditation or to deepen your existing meditation practice. Visuddhimati has decades of meditation experience and will be focusing on exploring "the magic and mystery of kindly awareness".

The classes will be exploring how to further develop kindly awareness in meditation in order to meet life’s challenges with resilience. Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience.

The evening will include led meditations with opportunities for discussion and questions. Suitable for all levels of experience.

You are welcome to come every week but each class is also stand-alone so feel free to drop in any week.

These evenings are offered in the spirit of generosity in that Visuddhimati gives her time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating to help keep our Centre afloat in these difficult times. Please click here to donate

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please click here for Zoom.
Meeting ID: 469 927 879
Password: 975344

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Tuesdays, 19:00 - 21:00
With: Visuddhimati
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE CLASS Iyengar Yoga with Aubrey - 3 June 2020

The Iyengar method places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!

You can join Aubrey for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent the link in your booking confirmation email.

NOT SUITABLE for women who are 12 weeks pregnant or less and those who are pregnant and not familiar with yoga modifications.

Wednesday 3 June 10.00-11.15
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
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

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

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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: Mindfulness for Stress session

This session is a chance to plunge in and experience how mindfulness practice can help with stress. It is an ideal introductory session for newcomers, and is also suitable for experienced mindfulness practitioners and meditators. The session leader, Niccy Lowit, is a practising Buddhist and an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher.

Niccy says:- "Happiness is a skill. This is what the ancient practice of mindfulness teaches, and what modern psychology research has shown. The wonderful thing is that this skill, just like driving or dancing, can be learned, and it can stay with you for a lifetime. This online taster session will introduce you to the skills of mindfulness. Practising mindfulness has been shown to boost happiness and well-being, and to help people find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in their lives, and to better cope with stress and anxiety."

Niccy has kindly offered this session in the spirit of generosity in that she has given her time for free so that any donations will go towards the upkeep of our Buddhist Centre. Please consider joining with that spirit of generosity and donating to help our Centre stay afloat during these difficult times.

Please donate here Suggested donation £15

To join the Zoom session please use this link here

Meeting ID: 842 1808 7809
Password: 525636

It will work best if you have previously signed up for Zoom here:- https://zoom.us/

It is free to sign up for a basic account.

It will also work better on a computer or a laptop rather than a tablet or phone.

If you are going to register with Zoom we recommend you sign up for an account well before the session starts so that you are all ready to join the session smoothly on the day.

Suggested donation £15. Please donate here



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 6th June, 2:30pm - 5:00pm (includes a short break)
With: Niccy Lowit
By donation. Suggested donation £15. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

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 WORKSHOP: Wood and Vessels: A Qigong Workshop - Sun 14 June 2020

This will be a workshop of two (closely related) halves. In the first half we will explore a sequence of movements and standing postures known as ‘Refinement Through the Element of Wood’. This is a study of our form in space. In the Daoist system the body is seen as consisting of five different complementary aspects, corresponding to the Five Elements. The Element of Wood relates to our physical and energetic form and structure. The focus will be on the major joints of the body, in Daoist alchemy referred to as ‘external vessels’: areas of the body where energy can collect, gather and transform.

In the second half we will look at a sequence related to the art of Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm), in which the focus shifts to organising movement in relationship with the lower dan tien and the body's axes.

These meditative sequences and poses are excellent for strengthening the joints, improving posture and “harmonising the Three Treasures” (jing, qi and shen). No previous experience of qigong necessary.

There will be a break for refreshments.

Sun 14 June 2020; 10:00-12:30
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£25
£18 concession

Open to All
Booking required

CANCELLED FOR NOW 8-Step Recovery Group

A meeting for anyone in recovery from addiction, habitual behaviours and obsessive tendencies.
Our focus is a text: “Eight Step Recovery Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction” alongside other Buddhist recovery books.

Meetings will be peer led.
All donations go towards the running costs of the Buddhist Centre.

Every Friday 19.00-20.30
With: Mike
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

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

CANCELLED FOR NOW: Drumming Workshop

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

Stand Alone Mindfulness and Compassion Practice Day (Sun 19 July)

Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sun 19 July, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (23 places left)

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
Booking Information in Description

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) start Wed 9 Sept 2020

For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Wed 9 Sept - Wed 28 Oct 2020 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day: Sun 21 Feb 2021
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up (Sun 4 Oct)

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 4 Oct
14.00-17.00
With: Andi Stapleton
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

CMBT (Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training)
start Wed 11 Nov 2020

Without compassion we can not be aware, nor transform our intimate, personal and impersonal relationships. The need is greater than ever before, to be able to be present with our compassionate self by stabilizing, managing these challenging, frantic and difficult times.

Compassionate Mindfulness Behaviour Training (CMBT); is for anyone wanting to let go of difficult emotions using evidenced based CMBT techniques to train and transform our negative thoughts and feelings.(e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness)

Instead of fighting difficult emotions, critical and judgemental thinking of self and other with CMBT we will learn to accept and lessen reactivity and find new helpful and skilful ways to be with ourselves and others by cultivating kindly awareness.

CMBT includes the MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training for depression, anxiety and worry. The CMBT training is the added component to integrate change, wisdom, joy, equanimity and compassion for transformation in our life.

Suitable for newcomers and for anyone who wishes to enhance their skills.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: PGCE & Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Consultant at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behaviour, Addiction and Trauma/ DIP Trauma/ EMDR.

Wed 11 Nov - Wed 16 Dec 2020 (6 weeks); 19.00-21.00
Double session: Sun 13 Dec 2020
13.30-17.30
Practice day: Sun 21 Feb 2021
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (20 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up (Sun 21 Feb 2021)

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 21 Feb 2021
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required