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Creative Vinyasa Flow

Gentle to moderately-paced session that builds up to a fluid flow style. Students move through a creative and imaginative sequence of postures, interspersed with strength-building and sometimes challenging holds. The class winds down with an indulgent 10-minute guided relaxation and savasana.

Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to more experienced students.

Mondays 19:30-20:45
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Shirley Brooks
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Evening Drop-in

The Tuesday night class is one of our most popular weekly events. We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30
With: Visuddhimati, Satyanathin, Shraddhasara, Abhilasa, Maitrisambhava, Aryajit
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Meditation Toolkit for Regular Meditators

Our meditation toolkit explores strategies for taking our meditation practice further. Suitable for anyone who has already learned the two basic practices and wants to go deeper.

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30
With: Visuddhimati, Shraddhasara, and friends
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Hatha Flow

Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.

Tuesdays 19.30-20.45
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!

Wednesdays 10.00-11.30
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga

An inspiring and softly flowing yoga that mindfully integrates hatha postures with the breath. The class focuses on lengthening, strengthening and stretching to relax the body and balance the mind. Drawing on the precision of Iyengar, energy of Asthanga and the creativity of Shiva Rea's Prana Flow, each session will combine elements of these yogic practices to develop strength, flexibility and stamina. Designed for all levels of experience, we'll finish with a luxurious period of shavasana (corpse pose) to form a deeply restful conclusion to the day.

Wednesdays 20.15-21.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£10/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Yoga: Slow Flow and Restore

Unwind and de-stress body and mind with a delicious combination of slow-flow hatha yoga and restorative postures.

Thursday 18.00-19.15
With: Rita Perakis
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Winter Solstice Celebration (Thu 21 Dec 2017)

The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. We'll celebrate with meditation, reflection and ritual to prepare for the festive season and for the coming year.

This is a time to reflect on the year and prepare our resolutions, so that we have the best chance of success with any changes we want to make. Wear red!

Thu 21 Dec 2017, 18.15 food to share 19.15 Ritual
With: Lalitaraja
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!

Thursdays 19.30-20.45
With: Suki Ali
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Meditation and Ritual on New Year's Evening (Sun 31 Dec 2017)

An evening of stillness, poetry, and reflection for regular meditators.

Please note: entry only at the given times.

20.30-21.00 Arrive: Doors open
21.00-21.50 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
21.50-22.00 Arrive: Doors open
22.00-22.45 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
22.45-23.15 Arrive: Doors open with festive tea break
23.15-00.00 New Year's Puja (doors closed)

Sun 31 Dec 2017, 20.30 - midnight

Doors open at 20.30, 21.50 and 22.45
With: Dharmaprabha, Akasapriya, Maitrisambhava
By donation
Going Deeper
No booking required

The Alternative Friday Night (Sub35)

Are you between 18 and 35 and looking for something new to do on a Friday night? Are you sick of doing the usual thing, or just fancy doing something different?

Come along to meditate, explore the teachings of Buddhism and connect with like-minded people. Our monthly evening will be a radical approach to Friday night!

With late night tea bar after.

First Friday of the month
19.00-21.30
with late night tea bar after
On 5 Jan, 2 Feb , 2 Mar and 6 April
With: Lottie, Annie, Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Ratnasambhava (Jan 2018)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to Ratnasambhava.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 5th January 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Launch of New Theme: The Worldly Winds (Mon 8 Jan)

Our Sangha Night theme this session explores the “worldly winds of loss and gain, praise and blame, fame and infamy, pleasure and pain. As we are tossed around by gain, buffeted by loss, borne aloft by praise, or cast down by blame, how can we maintain our sense of direction, confidence, and sense of purpose? The Buddha gave clear guidance on how to rise above these ‘worldly winds’. We will be exporing how to find greater equanimity and perspective in the ups and downs – big and small – of everyday life.

Monday 8th January 2018, 19:00 - 21:30
With: The Monday Night Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wednesday evenings start 17 Jan 2018

For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Wed 17 Jan - Wed 7 Mar 2018
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sat 26 May 2018
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 om benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (17 places left)

What the Buddha taught: Intro to Buddhism and Meditation (start Mon 22 Jan 2018)

The 4 weeks course aims to explore what the Buddha taught some 2500 years ago. Using the teaching of the 3 fold way - Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom, we will explore his teaching and ask if it has relevance to our lives today.

4 evenings
Mon 22 Jan - Mon 12 Feb
19.00-21.30
With: Vajramitra
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Who is the Buddha? Introductory Buddhism Course (start Tue 23 Jan 2018)

Satyanathin will give an introduction to the historical Buddha and explore the symbolism of the archetypal events and characters in his journey towards to Enlightenment. The course explores how this ancient story is relevant to our lives in the twenty first century.

Suitable for those new to Buddhism who have learnt our meditation practices and those who wish to find out more about the Buddha.

The evening starts with a meditation practice.

6 evenings
Tues 23 Jan - Tues 27 Feb
19.00-21.30
With: Satyanathin
Costs,
£45
£20 concessions

£45/20 booked in advance. £10/5 per night paid on the night.
Open to All
Booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to the Bodhicitta (Feb 2018)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to the Bodhicitta.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 2nd February 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Dhiraprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Green Tara (Mar 2018)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to Green Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 2nd March 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Abhilasa
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wednesday evenings start 21 Mar 2018

For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Wed 21 Mar - Wed 9 May 2018
19.00-21.00
Practice day Sat 22 Sept 2018
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (26 places left)

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to White Tara (Apr 2018)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to White Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 6th April 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (May 2018)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to Shakyamuni.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 4th May 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Shraddhasara
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required