Sangha

Sangha Evenings
Every Monday except Bank Holidays
19:00 - 21:30
(sometimes starting with a veggie shared meal at 18;30 as indicated on events listings)
Special Evenings
With Khemananda,Lalitaraja, Santva, Manjumitra, and Team
At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
No Booking required

***NOTICE***Centre Closed

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

With:
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: The Matrix of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the all-pervading infra-structure upon which all growth and development, both personal and spiritual can flourish.

In this evening workshop, hosted by the Tuesday evening class, Vajradaka will lead us into practical and direct meditations and exercises which highlight how different facets of mindfulness help us become more positive and go beyond limitations in our meditation and everyday life. 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

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2600510080 Meeting ID: 260 051 0080
Tuesday 7th April 2020, 19:00 - 21:00
With: Vajradaka
Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Sangha 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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Please donate here

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

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

ONLINE: 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

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

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

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

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

Spring into Action - A Working Day Retreat (Bank Holiday Mon 25 May 2020)

You are warmly invited to a mindful and companionable practice day. We will be meditating and working together throughout the day to take care of our centre, community and ourselves.

You can come for the full day or arrive at 10.00 for the morning session, or between 13.00-14.00 for the afternoon session. Sitting down work available.

Programme
10.00 – Doors open
10.30 – 13.00 Periods of meditation & work
13.00 – Doors re-open
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break (lunch provided)
14.00 – 16.30 Periods of meditation & work

Monday 25 May 2020
10.30-16.30
doors open at 10.00 and 13.00
lunch provided
With: NLBC Centre Team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Listening within - A Focusing workshop

Focusing is a mindfulness based body-awareness practice, often practiced in pairs. It is a great compliment to meditation and can help develop creativity, free up energy, and connect with the body’s innate wisdom.

This introductory workshop will take you through the basics of focusing and provide you with the tools to begin your own focusing practice. The atmosphere will be relaxed and engaged – similar to being on retreat.

Sun 31 May
10.00-17.00
With: Aryadhara
Costs,
£75
£65 concession

Open to All
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

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

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