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Buddha Day Festival

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:20

Buddha Day Festival

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:20

Sunday 10 May, Zoom link for all sessions here.

Come together online with the North London Sangha to celebrate the very start of Buddhism, the Buddha’s awakening under the Bodhi Tree on the full moon day of May.
 
10:30 -12 midday, a workshop on anapanasati (breath mindfulness) with Singhashri.
14:00-15:00, Slideshow by Ratnaprabha on the Buddha’s visitors under the Bodhi tree, also on YouTube Live.
16:00 -16:30, Buddha Day readings organised by Santva
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Sangha Night Buddhism

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Sangha Night Buddhism

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Mondays, 19:00

4 May: Deepening my Going for Refuge - what does this mean?
The Particular (me) and the Universal (the bigger picture). With Santva and Friends.  
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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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All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the...

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Beltane Puja

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Beltane Puja

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Friday 1 May, 19:30, with Lalitaraja. Join via this Zoom link.

Celebrating the halfway point between equinox and solstice. The female Buddha Prajnaparamita (Perfect Wisdom) will be the central focus for the puja – her synthesis of wisdom and compassion arises in the realisation of emptiness.

An evening of ritual honouring Beltane. Beltane celebrates the rites of passion and fertility, of union, or differently put of the integration of wisdom and compassion. Prajnaparamita will be...

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Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
A free North London Buddhist Centre online course led by Vajramitra.

Book here. Four Wednesday evenings from 13 May, 19:00-21:00, online via Zoom, you’ll be sent the link when you book. (Note the recent NLBC newsletter had the wrong date.)
A going deeper course focused on the Tibetan Wheel of Life. It’s for you if you have practised mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness meditations. No charge, but a donation...

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Metta Day on Sunday

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:40

Metta Day on Sunday

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:40

Metta Day with Karunagita & Maitrisambhava

This Sunday 26 April, a free day, but you need to book, and please donate if you can, £30 suggested.

A nourishing day retreat at home, immersed in metta, the intention of friendliness, kindness or unconditional love. During the day Maitrisambhava and Karunagita will lead four online sessions of about an hour using Zoom. Meditation, gentle bodywork, teaching and discussion, also touching on Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These sessions will...

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Slideshows now on YouTube live. Taming the Bull, Saturday

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:10

Slideshows now on YouTube live. Taming the Bull, Saturday

Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:10

Imagine a Buddha…

Weekly Slideshows by Ratnaprabha on images and symbols in Buddhism.

Now on YouTube Live as well as on Zoom. See last week’s slideshow (Buddhist Symbols) on our new NLBC YouTube channel.  Do subscribe. 

11:30 am on Saturdays (except 9 May, see below) after the 10:30 meditation.
Zoom login each week here except 10 May, Buddha Day, 14:00.  

Sat 25 April    Taming The Bull: a Zen path – Watch on YouTube Live here from...

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Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:08

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:08

20 April Santva on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels - What is this and what might it look like?  Santva reflects on her spiritual journey - change, courage, true and false refuges, family, joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The evening will include meditation and ritual.
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27 April  Going for Refuge in Meditation
Lalitaraja takes up the theme of going for refuge and explores its ramifications for meditation practice.
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Five Buddhist Tools for Life in a Challenging World

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:04

Five Buddhist Tools for Life in a Challenging World

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:04

Buddhism and meditation course with Anandavajra.

11:00-13:00 online, five Saturday mornings from 25 April. Book here (there is a charge).

With so much more adversity and suffering in the world right now, how should we best respond? What are the qualities we most need to develop at this time? Maybe we are needing to find ways to be more active in the world, to go deeper in ourselves.., or both? 

In this course we’ll be exploring the five key qualities that we...

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Morning meditation on Saturdays

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:01

Morning meditation on Saturdays

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:01

10:15 for 10:30 am meditation every Saturday

Suitable for new and experienced meditators. Karunagita leading this week (18 April.)
Zoom login each week.  Donate here, £5 or more suggested.

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Imagine a Buddha…

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 09:54

Imagine a Buddha…

Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 09:54

Weekly North London Slideshows by Ratnaprabha on images and symbols in Buddhism

11:30 am on Saturdays (except 9 May, see below) after the 10:30 meditation.
Zoom login each week except 10 May is here

Sat 18 April    The Endless Knot: Buddhist Symbols
Sat 25 April    Taming The Bull: a Zen path
Sat 2 May    Meeting the Buddhas
(Sat 9 May    Kusala Talk on Right Livelihood)
Sunday 10 May    (Buddha...