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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...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night, 'The Religion of Art'

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 12:54

Sangha Night, 'The Religion of Art'

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 12:54

Monday 30 March, 19:00
Lalitaraja is a dance artist and educator as well as a committed Buddhist. He reflects on some of the key themes in Sangharakshita’s ‘The Religion of Art’ and their impact on his practice.

Join Zoom Meeting here.  Meeting ID: 441 207 687. Donate here.

The 6 April Sangha night will be led by Santva....

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 6 - Podcast Brasileiro!

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 22:33

Standing in the idyllic gardens of Chintamani Buddhist Retreat Center in México and Manjupriya from São Paolo, via Dublin, is telling us, “Time is poetry in Brazil.” Listen to the birdsong, close your eyes and you can almost smell the blossom.

Tom Jobim used to say “Brazil is not for beginners”. Manjupriya attests to this in the best of ways, describing frankly what it’s like to change culture and learn the long lessons of experience away from all you know. We discuss...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Introducing meditation at Lunchtime

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 21:28

Introducing meditation at Lunchtime

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 21:28

Lunchtime introductory meditation classes on Friday (tomorrow), Monday and Tuesday

To join please click here (meeting ID 113 425 476) at 1pm on Mon, Tue, Thu or Fri for a 1-hour class on Zoom. Donate here, £5 suggested.

We have a class every weekday, the Zoom logins may be different for the Wednesday class, but watch this space!

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 3 - A Scientist's Tale

By Centre Team on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 23:26

A perfectly formed wee diamond of an episode featuring response and analysis from someone who knows what it’s like at the sharp end of working with viruses in a laboratory setting.

Danabhadri is our guest today, helping us move past the clinical language of “quarantines” and “isolation” towards a practical experience of interconnectedness. Evoking beautifully why that matters, she says:

“The virus is not the monster from the deep. It evolved on this planet the same way we did.” 

Hers is an urgent, challenging, ultimately empathetic...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Matrix of Mindfulness with Vajradaka

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 16:52

The Matrix of Mindfulness with Vajradaka

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 16:52

Tuesdays 24 & 31 March 7-9pm (also 7 April)

Vajradaka’s workshops continue online on the Zoom platform. This one is hosted by the West London Buddhist centre, but Vajradaka will follow up with the North London Centre on 7 April.

“In his characteristic workshop style, Vajradaka will explore how to apply mindfulness to mental and emotional well-being, everyday life as well as personal and spiritual development. Even more relevant than ever!”

You will need to install the Zoom app or programme on your device...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Online meditation this evening

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 16:44

Online meditation this evening

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 16:44

Our very own Singhashri will be hosting an online meditation tonight (24 March) from 6-7 pm, and every Tuesday and Friday from now on. The link to join is here

Or go to Singhashri’s website here

Our NLBC drop-in online classes in meditation and Buddhism will from now on be free, but can you make a donation of £5 via PayPal for each class you attend online, or more if you can? If you too are running...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 2 - The Unexpected Intimacy of Online

By Centre Team on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 11:41

Today’s episode brings friends together from Ireland, England and the USA to look at the very technology that connect us for use in things like this. Come and get meta with us about Zoom!

With the launch of our daily meditations we discuss how better versions of the Internet and its underlying technologies mean an evolution – and possibly a revolution – in how we conceive of Buddhist practice (and everything else) in community. 

What does a mature web context for...

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Online Meditations - Starting Tomorrow! Monday, March 23rd

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 Mar, 2020 - 15:32

Online Meditations - Starting Tomorrow! Monday, March 23rd

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 Mar, 2020 - 15:32

A reminder that our twice-daily open meditation sessions start tomorrow. They’ll run every week day until Buddhist Centres (and everywhere else!) re-open.

If you’re sitting with your own local sangha from home, please bear in mind your fellow Dharma farers all around the world. We’ll be thinking of you too. ☺️

Get times and connect to our daily open meditations

Sessions will last for 45 minutes. They won’t be guided sits – just bring your own practice and meditate...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 1 - Turning Towards Uncertain Times

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 Mar, 2020 - 00:51

Welcome to The Dharma Toolkit Daily, our new podcast from The Buddhist Centre to keep you company through the weeks or months ahead in these extraordinary coronavirus times. 

We’ll be with you every week day with a diverse range of guests to renew your sense of a wider Dharma community standing with you. What better way to stay connected than to hear the voices of friends and strangers who understand something of what you may be going through in your particular...

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