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Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

19:00, 3 August 

Marking the mid-point between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, Lammas is a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. The word ‘Lammas’ is derived from ‘loaf mass’, and indicates how central and honoured is the first loaf from the first harvested grain.

Our puja, led by Lalitaraja, will celebrate the mythic Buddha Ratnasambhava, who is associated with generosity and abundance.  If you wish, bring props for our ritual: a broom, mint, green and/or gold ribbon, fresh baked bread.
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Full Moon Puja to Amitabha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:26

Full Moon Puja to Amitabha

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:26

Friday 31 July, 19:30-21:30,
Anandavajra is leading a Sevenfold Puja dedicated to the red Buddha of the West and of compassion. Puja: Buddhist devotional verses and mantras, all are welcome to participate or just watch. Meditation too. Zoom link here.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

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?

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June book sale at Windhorse Publications

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

June book sale at Windhorse Publications

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

Lockdown rules are changing for some of us. So perhaps there’s not quite so much staying at home involved this month’s Stay at Home Sale. We have chosen a range of books to offer resources and inspiration in this transition time. 
 
To continue the ‘For the Earth’ theme of Buddhist Action Month, we’ve got what I think is the only one of our books to be written by a vet. Bodhipaksa’s Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View, is reduced...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Continuing our tradition of having a livestreamed Saturday night puja during lockdown, you can join us this evening from 7.15pm BST on the Adhisthana facebook page.

A link to the event is here. Once there you will see ‘Live’ in the left hand column - click to join us in a ritual celebrating Bhante Sangharakshita.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:39

Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:39

Buddha Day this Sunday, 10 May

Zoom link for all Buddha Day sessions here.

This is the big festival of the year, celebrating the Buddha’s awakening under the Bodhi Tree on the full moon day of May. Ratnaprabha will be in the centre shrine-room to host the festival sessions.
       
10:30 -12 midday, Slideshow by Ratnaprabha on the Buddha’s visitors under the Bodhi tree, Mythic Beings at the Buddha’s Awakening, also on YouTube Live, followed by questions and meditation.
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day Festival

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:20

Buddha Day Festival

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:20

Sunday 10 May, Zoom link for all sessions here.

Come together online with the North London Sangha to celebrate the very start of Buddhism, the Buddha’s awakening under the Bodhi Tree on the full moon day of May.
 
10:30 -12 midday, a workshop on anapanasati (breath mindfulness) with Singhashri.
14:00-15:00, Slideshow by Ratnaprabha on the Buddha’s visitors under the Bodhi tree, also on YouTube Live.
16:00 -16:30, Buddha Day readings organised by Santva
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Beltane Puja

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Beltane Puja

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:07

Friday 1 May, 19:30, with Lalitaraja. Join via this Zoom link.

Celebrating the halfway point between equinox and solstice. The female Buddha Prajnaparamita (Perfect Wisdom) will be the central focus for the puja – her synthesis of wisdom and compassion arises in the realisation of emptiness.

An evening of ritual honouring Beltane. Beltane celebrates the rites of passion and fertility, of union, or differently put of the integration of wisdom and compassion. Prajnaparamita will be...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Friday night puja to Shakyamuni

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 17:55

Tomorrow, Friday 3 April, 19:00 for 19:30.

Ratnaprabha will be leading this beautiful puja compiled from Pali Canon sources by Maitrisiddhi of Taraloka retreat centre. We will meditate from 19:30, with the puja starting at about 19:55, but please sign in about 19:00 if you can, so the participants can all say hello! I will explain how online puja and chanting works. Use the Zoom login below.

https://zoom.us/s/464829206

In case you are interested, the text...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Here’s an interesting initiative: Pujas with Altitude! It’s a chance to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in the UK, take part in three pujas - on lake, hill and ancient woodland - as well as raise money for Taraloka, in particular, to help build an ‘Earth-Sky’ Garden.

Animisha is one person who has accepted this challenge! She writes: “Taraloka has been an important retreat centre for women to be able to come together to practice.  It...

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