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Meditating in the Mandala (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 29)

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 - 21:06

To mark our latest Home Retreat, led by Tejananda, an excellent conversation and primer on meditation from a body-focussed perspective. 

Tejananda’s key image is of the dynamic mandala. Dharma practice is itself dynamic and transformative. And the transformation lies in gradually discovering how both we and the world are not at all what we originally supposed! Seeing this, we can begin to uproot the causes of suffering in our own experience.

This approach to practice is centred on the living energy of...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Mindfulness for Stress Workshop

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:33

Mindfulness for Stress Workshop

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 10:33

Saturday 6 June 14:30-17:00, online with the North London Buddhist Centre

Plunge in and experience how mindfulness practice can help with stress. An ideal introductory session for newcomers, also suitable for experienced mindfulness practitioners and meditators. The session leader, Niccy Lowit, is a practising Buddhist and an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher.

Niccy says: “Happiness is a skill. This is what the ancient practice of mindfulness teaches, and what modern psychology research has shown. The wonderful thing is that this skill,...

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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Reflections on Love (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 23)

By Centre Team on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 06:00

As we come towards the end of our Being Divine Online Home Retreat it is our great pleasure today to share with you some beautiful closing reflections from Ratnavandana on the theme of the retreat: love itself.

She beautifully evokes where and how she is currently spending this time of lockdown in rural Wales, UK, and shares how the Brahma Vihara meditations on love have been helping her at this strange and difficult time. What she gives us is her deep...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Morning meditation on Saturdays

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:01

Morning meditation on Saturdays

By Ratnaprabha on 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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Free Online Course from Wildmind

By bodhipaksa on Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 14:23

Free Online Course from Wildmind

By bodhipaksa on Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 14:23

To help people deal with the stress and anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been offering a 28-day meditation course online: Finding Calm and Balance in a Crisis

The course includes 28 guided meditations, recorded specially for the course, accompanied by a short reading. The readings and meditations are delivered to you daily by email.

So far more than 1,300 people have signed up for the course. But there’s always room for more!

Click here to enroll in the meditation course.

With love,
...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Saturday morning meditation

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 21:20

Saturday morning meditation

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 21:20

10:30 am meditation every Saturday, please log in at 10:15 for 10:30.

Suitable for new and experienced meditators. This week (11 April) with Karunagita, finish about 11:30.

Zoom login each week here.  If you can, please donate £5 or more here.

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Letting Go - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 6

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 18:22

Letting Go - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 6

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 18:22

In today’s reflection Vajragupta encourages us to identify negative thoughts and emotions in meditation and let them go. “Ah yes”, I thought to myself as I read this reflection, “let them go”… but then I realised this phrase has quite a particular meaning for me. I often use this phrase, to myself or when speaking to others - let go - what does it really mean and how can we actually practice it? Vajragupta does explain this when...

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Only Possibilities - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 5

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 12:37

Only Possibilities - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 5

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 12:37

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. 


- Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne

This beautiful poem by Rumi popped into my head when I was reflecting on today’s home retreat material, which is about...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Matrix of Mindfulness, special guest Vajradaka tonight (Tue)

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:25

The Matrix of Mindfulness, special guest Vajradaka tonight (Tue)

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:25

Tuesday 7 April, 19:00
Mindfulness is the all-pervading infrastructure upon which all growth and development, both personal and spiritual, can flourish.

In this evening workshop, hosted by the NLBC Tuesday evening class, Vajradaka will lead us into practical and direct meditations and exercises which highlight how different facets of mindfulness help us become more positive and go beyond limitations in our meditation and everyday life.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2600510080 Meeting ID: 260...

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