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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...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Breathing Space (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 9)

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 16:30

Dr. Paramabandhu Groves is the co-author with Dr. Jed Shamel of ‘Mindful Emotion - A Short Course in Kindness’, and the pioneering spirit behind the Breathing Space project in London. Using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy he specialises in recovery work with those suffering from long-term depression and addiction issues.

As you might expect from someone who has lived for 30+ years in Dharma-centred community, Paramabandhu has also turned to developing resources for mental health based around core Buddhist practices...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Sailing the Worldly Winds (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 8)

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 00:18

Gain and Loss
Praise and Blame
Fame and Infamy
Pleasure and Pain

Today we look forward to the start of our first Home Retreat of these coronavirus times in the company of Dassini and Vajragupta, sailing through our human relationship to the Worldly Winds (lokadhammas), a lesser known gem of a Buddhist teaching we think will be a useful tool for anyone living through our current shared crisis.

Vajragupta’s book will be the basis of our online course, designed...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

The Blue Sky at the Heart of the Body (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 7)

By Centre Team on Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 - 11:04

A crucial and rather beautiful conversation about how we relate to our bodies in relative isolation. Some down-to-earth, open-hearted sharing of experience about things physical: the signs and symptoms and weathers of our bodies; the beneficial effect on our mental health of imaginative connection with other embodied beings; and the kindly wisdom in learning to see and name our actual physical experience instead of becoming lost in speculation.

We’re joined for an all Southern Hemisphere affair by Suvarnadhi from Auckland, NZ...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Guarding the Gates (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 5)

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 01:18

The Internet doesn’t always make things better! What do you do in the face of 24 hour news media that is just not going to stop? 

Join us for a conversation about how to guard the gates of our senses when it matters in order to stay sane. Inspiring words about the practice of beauty, being rooted in the body and the senses, staying centred in a storm of input and opinion and views. And a practical pathway towards life done differently,...

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!

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...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

In December Windhorse Publications announced the first six books we’ll be publishing in 2020, and we’re now delighted to announce the seventh, due for release in October: Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom by respected meditation teacher, Vajradevi.

The Buddha emphasized that happiness is found through understanding the mind rather than getting caught up in what we experience through the senses. This simple yet radical shift from our usual focus is key to a relaxed and natural – uncontrived – way of observing the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Remembering to Remember

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Amaragita offers three principles for considering the possibilities of deepening into the Dharma in any situation, and they are are worth remembering - or as she says, remembering to remember! Great, gently radical words that are bold enough to imagine and even assume the possibility of a more compassionate future for all beings.

From the talk entitled The Possibility of Practice given as part of the 2015 Mothers Retreat at Taraloka Retreat...

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