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Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Job opportunity: Finance & Systems Director

We’re looking for a talented individual to join our team and Board of Directors as Finance & Systems Director. Could it be you?

Full time

£16,926 (or £19,565 if you live in Greater London) (the UK Real Living Wage)

Plus needs-based supplement for dependents, 8 week’s leave, £1,500 retreat allowance, and pension contributions

Open to applications from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Closing date 30th September 2020

Interviews: week beginning 12th October 2020-09-07

Start date: December 2020/January 2021

FutureDharma Fund

In the last five years FutureDharma has grown to support...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Big Problems, Big Compassion | the inner and outer work of spiritual transformation and social change

By Suddhayu on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 15:08

Big Problems, Big Compassion | the inner and outer work of spiritual transformation and social change

By Suddhayu on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 15:08

Big Problems, Big Compassion | the inner and outer work of spiritual transformation and social change

A five week course on Zoom, Monday evenings 6:30-8pm (EST), Sept 21-Oct 19

Book this course here

The Buddhist tradition is rich in teachings that help to work with suffering and difficult mental states. The First Noble Truth of the Buddha’s teaching is that life is inherently difficult. We are currently living through events that affect most of us in painful ways. Whether we have been...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Saturday 8 August 14:00 - 15:30

Coming together in ‘real’ life for the first time in months! A socially distant gathering in Highbury Fields, close to the NLBC, near the end of Fieldway Crescent. Brief led movement or activities and time to connect with each other. Please bring your own drink, clothing for British summer weather, and something to sit on.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Become One Person, Become No Person

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:43

Become One Person, Become No Person

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:43

North London Buddhist Centre Budcast talk, 11:30, Saturday 8 August.

Nandaraja (pictured) will explain how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha’s 8-fold Path.

He writes: “Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

By Maitrimati on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

By Maitrimati on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

How can we hold sorrow and joy - in ourselves, others and the world?  We may hold one aspect more in the light, the other more in shadow, however we need to embrace both to be fully alive.  With Tara as our guide - seated in meditation, stepping out into the world, fearless, wise and full of compassion - we can develop our own budding faculties of love, delight, compassion, ease and equanimity.  These can then become much needed offerings...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

19:00, 3 August 

Marking the mid-point between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, Lammas is a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. The word ‘Lammas’ is derived from ‘loaf mass’, and indicates how central and honoured is the first loaf from the first harvested grain.

Our puja, led by Lalitaraja, will celebrate the mythic Buddha Ratnasambhava, who is associated with generosity and abundance.  If you wish, bring props for our ritual: a broom, mint, green and/or gold ribbon, fresh baked bread.
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Full Moon Puja to Amitabha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:26

Full Moon Puja to Amitabha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:26

Friday 31 July, 19:30-21:30,
Anandavajra is leading a Sevenfold Puja dedicated to the red Buddha of the West and of compassion. Puja: Buddhist devotional verses and mantras, all are welcome to participate or just watch. Meditation too. Zoom link here.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Buddha’s begging bowl with Dhammamegha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:24

The Buddha’s begging bowl with Dhammamegha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:24

Women’s class with the North London Centre

This Saturday, 11 July, 14:00-15:30
The Buddha’s begging bowl. 
Join Zoom Meeting here.
A talk by Dhammamegha on the theme of ‘holding to nothing whatever’, with meditation, discussion and ritual. All women are welcome.
Suggested donation £10. Donate via PayPal here.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Life is happening, be there! Meditation and podcast talk.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:20

Life is happening, be there! Meditation and podcast talk.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:20

This Saturday, 11 July online with the North London Buddhist Centre.

10:30 Meditation.
11:30 Live Budcast Talk with Vajramitra on perfect mindfulness, suitable for all levels:  ”Mindfulness seems to be mentioned everywhere, both in the Buddha’s teaching and in the secular world we live in today. Although central to who we are, being aware and fully participating in our life often might seem like a distant ideal. How do we fully engage in each moment of our life? What is Buddhist Mindfulness...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Through the day this Sunday, 12 July, online.
Marking the anniversary of the Buddha’s first ever teachings (Dharma) soon after his awakening. 
“The world is made of stories. Good stories are hard to come by, and a good story you can honestly call your own is an incredible gift. The stories are part of a bigger story that connects us all.” (Gary Snyder) Can you discover Buddhism through stories, or do you need facts?

10:30    Ratnaprabha hosts from the Buddhist Centre shrine...