North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:15

How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

By Ratnaprabha on 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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Welcome - Being Divine Online Home Retreat: Day 1

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 24 Apr, 2020 - 11:20

Welcome - Being Divine Online Home Retreat: Day 1

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 24 Apr, 2020 - 11:20

As the end of another week approaches, it’s always a good moment to take stock of things. It’s the end of yet another week of lockdown for many of us across the world - another week of re-adjusting to the new normal: of social distancing but increasing online connection. And it’s vital in making that transition that we bring all the Dharmic tools we can with us so that our online connections are rich and satisfying.

So for this home retreat...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

NLBC Meditation through the week -- no charge.Yoga too.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 12:01

NLBC Meditation through the week -- no charge.Yoga too.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 12:01

Lunchtime meditation classes

13:00-14:00, Monday to Friday every week.
To join please click here (meeting ID 113 425 476) at 13:00 for a 1-hour class on Zoom.  Donate here.

The usual leaders will be:
Mon Lalitaraja or Chandrasurya
Tue Suvarnajyoti 
Wed Maitripushpa
Thur Santva
Fri Karunagita or Sumana

Before the Wednesday lunchtime meditation, Maitripushpa will teach a yoga for meditation class at 12:00, and after at 15:00 a yin yoga class. There’s a charge for the...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Essence of Wisdom and Compassion: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:16

The Essence of Wisdom and Compassion: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:16

The theme of today has been the connection between metta and wisdom - the realisation of metta. Saddhaloka gave a presentation this morning where he spoke of the dual aspects of the path – samata and vipassana, wisdom and compassion, merit and insight – and described how they are really a part of a single process. There is an aspect of seeing into the truth of things, where ultimately there is no knower, or known, or act of knowing, just...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Today, Parami presented Hri and Apatrapya, the two Lokapalas, unfolding a single line in the Karaniya Metta Sutta: “One should not pursue the slightest thing for which other wise men might censure them.” Both Hri and Apatrapya express a positive sense of remorse and regret, one in relation to our own inner ethical sensitivity, the other in relation to the ethical sensitivity we aspire to embodied by our spiritual friends and teachers. They are the guardians of our Dharma Life,...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

I want to begin to experiment with telling the stories of some of the events happening at Adhisthana – I want Adhisthana to be able to reach out all over the Triratna world across oceans and borders, and I want it to be a source of inspiration and positivity in the world and in this community. So over this week I’ll be on a retreat on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta, and will try to tell you the story...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

FBA Podcast: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 10:50

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We are delighted to share this week’s FBA Podcast entitled, “Introduction to the Brahma Viharas.” Here, Ratnavandana beautifully introduces the Brahma Viharas as an integrated set of practices flowing from metta – loving kindness. Her central image is that of a tree, deep rooted and spreading its canopy wide as she evokes a profound, personal connection to the cultivation of the sublime...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Wow! Opening to Insight

By Rijupatha on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 18:38

FBA Podcast: Wow! Opening to Insight

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This week’s FBA Podcast, is another brilliant talk from the European Combined Order Convention. In “Wow! Opening to Insight,” Viveka gives us much to reflect upon in our practice in a world that needs our presence. Are we ready to awaken to all sorts of astonishing things? What do you know from direct experience? What we see...
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FBA Podcast - Freedom of Heart

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Feb, 2014 - 14:13

FBA Podcast - Freedom of Heart

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Feb, 2014 - 14:13Our FBA Podcast this week is “Freedom of Heart,” a talk by Dhivan given in Cambridge as part of the International Urban Retreat - the theme of which was ‘Blazing like the Sun’, an exploration of metta.

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Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31Well folks, we’re drawing to a close here on the online space for this year’s Urban Retreat. It’s been a wonderful week and on the team we’ve loved being in touch with all those who took part here - as Vajragupta said, thanks so much for all of your efforts and engagement and the generally beautiful spirit in which this online retreat has been conducted.

We wanted to finish with a few posts that we hope will...

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