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Free day retreat with Karunagita

Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:36

Free day retreat with Karunagita

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...

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Mindfulness for Stress Workshop

Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:33

Mindfulness for Stress Workshop

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,...

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FOR THE EARTH...

Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

FOR THE EARTH...

Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:23

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

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 Brahmaviharas – specifically Metta (love), Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These weeks will be led by Karunagita with support from Katja and the Sangha night team. 

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Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

NLBC Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

25 May: Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis.
How are they connected?  With Santva, Katja Behrendt and Friends.

Zoom login details here, Meeting ID: 884 7432 3614, Password: 003288.

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the Buddhist path. Please donate here.

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The Pagoda of Consciousness: the Stupa

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:45

The Pagoda of Consciousness: the Stupa

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:45

Buddhist Symbols slideshow, Saturday 23 May 11:30 with Ratnaprabha.

The stupa started as a burial mound for the Buddha, but became a vast symbol, the architecture of enlightenment, with its special forms and meanings in the different Asian Buddhist cultures. The last of this series of slideshows.
Zoom login: https://zoom.us/j/630207959 Meeting ID: 630 207 959, or try YouTube live.

Recent talks and slideshows can be seen here on our YouTube channel.  Last week’s on the Vajra, Can the...

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A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

A meditation toolkit for challenging times: metta

Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:18

Visuddhimati continues the current online Tuesday class theme, helping to take your meditation deeper. 19:00 - 21:00 every Tuesday, all levels welcome, Zoom link here.

The next block (19 May, 26 May, 2 June) will focus on The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness. Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. How can we develop it in meditation, and meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness? Led meditation, discussion, questions.

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How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:15

How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:15

New 3-week online NLBC course with Aryadhara and Anandavajra starts Saturday 23rd May.

3 Saturday mornings: 23 May, 30 May, 6 June 10:30am-12:30pm

Discover how to meditate, and how to set up a regular practice at home. We will explore two core foundation meditation practices that help us to focus and to have an open heart - key skills for life both in and out of lockdown!

Regular meditation brings positive benefits in helping us to improve our mental states and thereby...

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Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment
With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual.
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Meeting ID: 878 7847 7026, Password: 019357

18 May: Going for Refuge in Meditation 2 – Meditate like it matters!

A follow-on evening with Lalitaraja looking at Going for Refuge in meditation and meditation as a ground for deepening Going for Refuge.
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Tuesday evening meditation toolkit

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:44

Tuesday evening meditation toolkit

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:44

The next four week block starts next week.
Dates: 12, 19, 26 May, 2 June 
Time: 7pm - 9pm

The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness
Zoom link here.
Visuddhimati continues the current Tuesday class theme, offering a meditation toolkit for challenging times.
The classes will be exploring  how to further develop kindly awareness in meditation in order to meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness. 
Awareness coupled with kindness can bring...

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Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:39

Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:39

Buddha Day this Sunday, 10 May

Zoom link for all Buddha Day sessions here.

This is the big festival of the year, celebrating the Buddha’s awakening under the Bodhi Tree on the full moon day of May. Ratnaprabha will be in the centre shrine-room to host the festival sessions.
       
10:30 -12 midday, Slideshow by Ratnaprabha on the Buddha’s visitors under the Bodhi tree, Mythic Beings at the Buddha’s Awakening, also on YouTube Live, followed by questions and meditation.
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