On this online retreat we’ll explore how to foster the Bodhisattva spirit within our own hearts as we respond to life’s ups and downs, inspired by the Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha. Seeking to keep the heart open to both joy and sorrow, we’ll be marking the anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death and celebrating Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival which marks the beginning of winter.
Suitable for regulars and people who have some experience of meditation and Buddhism. Not recommended for newcomers. See below to book.
As part of our North London Buddhist Centre autumn theme of ‘Solidarity with Self and World’ do join Nandaraja for this Guest Workshop on meditation. You will be introduced to a set of 4 core meditations that inspire and nourish specifically through helping us to nurture our positivity, helping it to flourish and grow. These are the Brahma Viharas or Divine Abodes. Nandaraja is passionate about meditation and has been practising for many...
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 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...
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. ...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.