On this online retreat we’ll explore how to foster the Bodhisattva spirit within our own hearts as we respond to life’s ups and downs, inspired by the Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha. Seeking to keep the heart open to both joy and sorrow, we’ll be marking the anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death and celebrating Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival which marks the beginning of winter.
Suitable for regulars and people who have some experience of meditation and Buddhism. Not recommended for newcomers. See below to book.
Visuddhimati explores how we really need to know ourselves deeply and experientially to allow us to let go into the deep mystery at the heart of the mandala. She shares her reflections on initiation, spiritual death and rebirth, inspired by a Rilke poem. Using the structure of the Rilke poem she explores how engaging with images and allowing them to unfold their meaning within us, allows us to let go into wisdom.
Tuesdays, 19:00-21:00, with Visuddhimati, Zoom link here.
This is an ideal class to experience an in-depth taster of meditation or to deepen your existing meditation practice. Visuddhimati of the North London Buddhist Centre has decades of meditation experience.
How can you develop even more kindly awareness in meditation, meeting life’s challenges with resilience? Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience.
Visuddhimati continues the current online Tuesday class theme, helping to take your meditation deeper. 19:00 - 21:00 every Tuesday, all levels welcome, Zoom link here.
The next block (19 May, 26 May, 2 June) will focus on The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness. Awareness coupled with kindness can bring about a radical and mysterious transformation in our everyday experience. How can we develop it in meditation, and meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness? Led meditation, discussion, questions.
The next four week block starts next week. Dates: 12, 19, 26 May, 2 June Time: 7pm - 9pm
The Magic and Mystery of Kindly Awareness Zoom link here. Visuddhimati continues the current Tuesday class theme, offering a meditation toolkit for challenging times. The classes will be exploring how to further develop kindly awareness in meditation in order to meet life’s challenges with resilience and kindness. Awareness coupled with kindness can bring...
Visuddhimati will lead an evening exploring how meditation can help us meet the ups and downs of life. The evening will include a session of meditation followed by discussion with some ideas for ways of practising relevant to times of challenge. Join Zoom Meeting here: Meeting ID: 538 283 668.
And a going deeper meditation session every Tuesday from 21 April, 7-9 pm, Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 469 927 879; Password: 975344
Sunday the 16th September at the North London Buddhist Centre was multifaceted: * Celebrating Padmasambhava Day, * Holding four Mitra ceremonies (Afra, Charlie, Laura and Remi), * Rejoicing in the outgoing chair, Visuddhimati, * And inaugurating Ratnaprabha as the new chair.
Look out for the ceremonial Vajra (a brass thunderbolt symbolising transformation).
Ratnaprabha will kick off with a series of public lectures on Saturday mornings at 11:30, inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to the Fire Worshippers, “The World is...