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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...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Dharma & Meditation at Buddhafield Online Celebration 15th-19th July

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:06

Dharma & Meditation at Buddhafield Online Celebration 15th-19th July

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:06

There’s a host of dharma talks, workshops and meditations on offer at this event, with some wonderful contributors from different countries and traditions, listed below. Full details of whole programme are here:

https://www.flipsnack.com/6ED8D766AED/buddhafield-in-the-web-programme-2…

Acharya Kaspa Thompson Sitting with the Ashes
Amaragita Warrior, Lover, Magician, Sovereign
Archie Meban  Meditation for Recovery
Caroline Brazier Holding to Nothing in changing times
David Loy Ecodharma: a New Buddhist Path? 
Dhammamegha The Buddha’s Begging Bowl
Dhivan Is there a Buddhist Ecology?
Emma Slade (Ani Pema Deki)...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

This Online Celebration is a fundraiser to help Buddhafield come through these times. Please buy a ticket, come and celebrate, and dive deep with the theme of ‘Holding to Nothing Whatever’.   If you’re outside the UK and haven’t been able to attend a Buddhafield before - here is a unique opportunity!

Tickets available here!

Full programme here: https://www.flipsnack.com/6ED8D766AED/buddhafield-in-the-web-programme-2…

The music on this video is from a ‘Soulful Singing’ workshop with Mahasukha.  He’ll be offering one of these...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

What can a Buddhist do about Racism?

By Suddhayu on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 19:12

What can a Buddhist do about Racism?

By Suddhayu on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 19:12

*This is a message being sent to our sangha that we also wanted to post here.*

At the beginning of April our chair, Suddhayu, wrote to encourage us to find opportunities for personal transformation in working with the emotions arising in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The violent police killing of George Floyd, within the  larger context of many such murders, and the intense national (and international) focus on racism of the past two weeks also give rise to strong emotions. For...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

The Importance of Sangha in India

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 15:13

The Importance of Sangha in India

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 15:13

The world is in lockdown. In many ways the world is on fire. In this compelling talk, Subhuti focusses on the suffering of thousands of people in India, and rejoices in the Order members and mitras who are bringing food and the Dharma to them. He urges us all to play our part in “bringing something out of the fire”. Subhuti emphasises how our Sangha is making a difference in society, and reminds us that the creation of true Sangha is...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Magic and Mystery of Meditation -- Kindly Awareness

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 11:02

The Magic and Mystery of Meditation -- Kindly Awareness

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 11:02

Tuesdays, 19:00-21:00, with Visuddhimati, Zoom link here.

This is an ideal class to experience an in-depth taster of meditation or to deepen your existing meditation practice. Visuddhimati of the North London Buddhist Centre has decades of meditation experience. 

How can you develop even more kindly awareness in meditation, meeting life’s challenges with resilience? Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. 

The evening will...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Free day retreat with Karunagita

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:36

Free day retreat with Karunagita

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:36

Sunday 7 June, 10:00-17:00
4 ways to respond – from de-escalation to insight
In this practical, grounded NLBC 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, goodwill, and setting up the conditions for Insight. The day will include guidance in just sitting/ formless meditation and an emphasis on direct body experience.

There will be around 4.5 hours on zoom plus suggested mindful...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Mindfulness for Stress Workshop

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:33

Mindfulness for Stress Workshop

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:33

Saturday 6 June 14:30-17:00, online with the North London Buddhist Centre

Plunge in and experience how mindfulness practice can help with stress. An ideal introductory session for newcomers, 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,...