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A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

And, a final #buddhaday treat for you all…

Sangharakshita tells us that the Enlightenment of the Buddha isn’t cold and detached, but sees everything as beautiful because it sees with a mind and heart of Metta.

For our International Buddha Day celebration, Subhadramati evokes this aspect of the Enlightenment by telling a story of a pivotal moment in the Buddha’s life, which precedes the dawning of his enlightenment experience, where he recollects a memory of sitting beneath a rose-apple tree in his youth. She...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on 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.
Join Zoom Meeting
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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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:39

Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

By Ratnaprabha on 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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Bumping Elbows
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Connect to Buddha Day Online

By akasajoti on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 01:07

Connect to Buddha Day Online

By akasajoti on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 01:07

Find the full programme and connect to our Buddha Day celebrations here, where you can follow the links to join the live events, or watch on YouTube.

The Zoom platform can hold up to 1,000 of us in the virtual shrine room. Some events may get even busier!

If you try to join a live event and see a message telling you the room is full, you’re welcome to wait for someone to leave and we’ll let you in as soon as...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Connect to Buddha Day Online

By akasajoti on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 00:05

Connect to Buddha Day Online

By akasajoti on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 00:05

Find the full programme and connect to our Buddha Day celebrations here, where you can follow the links to join the live events, or watch on YouTube.

The Zoom platform can hold up to 1,000 of us in the virtual shrine room. Some events may get even busier!

If you try to join a live event and see a message telling you the room is full, you’re welcome to wait for someone to leave and we’ll let you in as soon as...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day Festival

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:20

Buddha Day Festival

By Ratnaprabha on 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
...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on 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.  
Join Zoom Meeting

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.
Join Zoom Meeting

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

In the countdown to International Buddha Day, Saddhaloka is giving a series of ten short talks on the life of the Buddha. Poetic and inspiring, this series is not to be missed!

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Vatican greetings for Buddha Day/Wesak 2020

By Munisha on Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 12:50

Here is this year’s greeting to Buddhists worldwide from the Vatican.

THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
THE VATICAN

Message for the Feast of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri 2020
2 April 2020
Buddhists and Christians: 
Constructing a Culture of Compassion and Fraternity

Dear Buddhists Friends,

1. On behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, we extend our heartfelt greetings and good wishes to you and to all Buddhist communities...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Imagine a Buddha…

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 09:54

Imagine a Buddha…

By Ratnaprabha on 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...

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