If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa.
Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.
Coming together in ‘real’ life for the first time in months! A socially distant gathering in Highbury Fields, close to the NLBC, near the end of Fieldway Crescent. Brief led movement or activities and time to connect with each other. Please bring your own drink, clothing for British summer weather, and something to sit on.
North London Buddhist Centre Budcast talk, 11:30, Saturday 8 August.
Nandaraja (pictured) will explain how Perfect Samadhi (meditation, or better, unification of mind) completes the Buddha’s 8-fold Path.
He writes: “Samadhi is a higher state of consciousness that is not fettered by concepts, ideas or language. All the previous seven limbs of the Eightfold Path come together, and Perfect Samadhi is both supported by and supports them, integrating them into a holistic system of interconnectedness that dissolves clinging and yields a renunciation of the...
“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to speak of ideas, language even the notion one another makes no sense.”
This Saturday, 11 July, 14:00-15:30 The Buddha’s begging bowl. Join Zoom Meeting here. A talk by Dhammamegha on the theme of ‘holding to nothing whatever’, with meditation, discussion and ritual. All women are welcome. Suggested donation £10. Donate via PayPal here.
Through the day this Sunday, 12 July, online. Marking the anniversary of the Buddha’s first ever teachings (Dharma) soon after his awakening. “The world is made of stories. Good stories are hard to come by, and a good story you can honestly call your own is an incredible gift. The stories are part of a bigger story that connects us all.” (Gary Snyder) Can you discover Buddhism through stories, or do you need facts?
10:30 Ratnaprabha hosts from the Buddhist Centre shrine...
There’s a host of dharma talks, workshops and meditations on offer at this event, with some wonderful contributors from different countries and traditions, listed below. Full details of whole programme are here:
Acharya Kaspa Thompson Sitting with the Ashes Amaragita Warrior, Lover, Magician, Sovereign Archie Meban Meditation for Recovery Caroline Brazier Holding to Nothing in changing times David Loy Ecodharma: a New Buddhist Path? Dhammamegha The Buddha’s Begging Bowl Dhivan Is there a Buddhist Ecology? Emma Slade (Ani Pema Deki)...
The high streets are waking from their slumber, and we’re anticipating further easing of the lockdown. There are many questions; is it safe, when will travel be possible, when can I spend time with friends and loved ones in person again, what will happen with work and the economy?
Like many others I’ve also been involved in conversations about race and the growing anti-racism movement. I’ve been thinking about my own place and what I can do, exploring my conditioning, and listening...