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Fun And Flow Vinyasa

Looking for a creative, playful yoga class to get energized? This is an upbeat, smooth flowing practice that includes plenty of stretching and some strengthening and balance poses. Whilst the class is geared towards a moderate level, there are alignment cues and modifications, so you're welcome to make the class as gentle or challenging as you like. We end the class in a luxurious savasana and sometimes a guided meditation to keep the good vibes going. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

Saturdays 10.00-11.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Saturday 10.15-12.45

Please note no class on

With: Karunagita, Sahajamani, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Young People at NLBC (Sub35)

Are you between 18 and 35 years old and interested in Buddhism?

Are you tired of the stories that dominate our personal and public lives? Do you have a sense that there must be something else, but don’t yet know what it is?

With discussion, exploration and meditation, plus coffee and croissants, we will connect with what is meaningful and ask what Buddhism can offer us to transform ourselves and the world.

Every third Saturday of the month
10.30-13.00
On 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb and 17 Mar

With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Vinyasa Krama

Krama means a step by step progression. Krama allows the practitioner to either stay at the first posture building strength and creating space or building experience opting to go deeper into more advanced asana making it accessible to everyone. A creative Vinyasa sequence coupled with kramic gradual movements brings fresh light and awareness to your practice.

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.
With: Mary Smiley
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation.

Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision, include a variety of poses and are designed to concentrate on different aspects promoting overall well-being.

Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness.

A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!

Saturdays 13.15-14.45
With: Fran Nixon
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Men’s class - once a month on Saturday

A chance to explore the Buddhist Vision through meditation, talks, discussion and hanging out together.

Class starts at 14.00; but do join us for lunch from 13.00.
Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Once a month on Saturday 14.00-17.00.

Class on 16 Dec 2017 & 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar and 21 Apr 2018

Join us for lunch from 13.00. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share
With: Kusala, Abhilasa
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Drumming Workshop

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Lunchtime Drop-in

We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Yin Yoga

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.

Mondays 18:00 - 19:15
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Julia Caird
£10
Open to All
No booking required

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

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!!

Tuesdays 10.00-11.30
No class 3 Jan
With: Fran Nixon
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Hatha Yoga

A deep and careful yoga designed to extend the spine and strengthen the body. There is a specific focus on long-term spinal health and undo-ing the damage caused by sitting for hours a time.
Movements are slow and precise; influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, John Stirk, Anna Ashby and Catherine Annis. The class is un-hurried and not predicated on gymnastic ability.

The Thursday class is particularly relaxed and may include one or two long restorative postures and some meditation.

Tuesdays 12.30-14.00
Thursdays 14.30-15.45
With: Tony Marcus
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Yoga for Stress Relief

This gentle, friendly class offers effective, natural ways to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. We will explore postures and breathing techniques that release physical and mental tension, to prepare us for a deep and nourishing relaxation.

Tuesdays 14.45-16.00
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
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 18.00-19.15
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
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

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

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

Qi Gong

Qigong practice enhances the flow of qi, our vital energy, calming the mind and energising the body. The gentle and flowing movements can help build strength, stamina, balance and coordination. Classes include both moving and static forms that are easy to learn and enjoyable to practice.

Wednesdays 12.45-14.00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Meditation for Regular Meditators - Lunchtime Drop-in

Meditation practice session for those with experience of our basic meditation practices.

Wednesdays 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Yin Yoga

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.

Wednesdays 15.00-16.30
With: Amanda Wright
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Circular Flow Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow

A Vinyasa Flow style yoga where the circular aspect of the practice is influenced by Tai-Chi. Through the practice we explore postures working with the breath & investigating the 'elements' and 'energy' through this moving meditation.

Wednesdays 18.30-20.00
With: Sherene Banner
£10/ £7 (concession)
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

Gentle Yoga

Guided by the principles of Vanda Scaravelli this class offers a clear, careful and detailed approach with a calm and steady pace. Promoting ease of movement and comfort in the body by mobilising stiff joints, relaxing tight muscles and revitalizing from the inside out. Appropriate for people aged 17 to 97.

Thursdays 10.00-11.15
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (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

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!!

Fridays 10.00-11.30
With: Helen Corcoran
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method is an effective approach for learning to improve our capacity for graceful action. It works by enhancing awareness through gentle exploratory movements in order to increase our sensitivity for comfort and ease. Improvement in posture, breathing, coordination and flexibility are among the many benefits the Feldenkrais Method offers the individual and it is suitable for anyone whether they seek improvement developing a performance related skill, support in recovering from injury or want to cultivate more harmony throughout their daily activities.

Fridays 12.00-13.15
With: Colin Poole
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Hatha Flow

Destress and reinvigoratewith this Hatha flow practice, which flows mindfully from one pose to the next, incorporating breath awareness, attention to alignment and occasional music.

Suitable for all levels.

Fridays 13:30-14:45
With: Sian O'Neill
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

A sensitive and intuitive approach to yoga, which cultivates awareness of the breath, spine and gravity. Opening, softening and lengthening we listen, deeply awakening the body's innate wisdom.

Fridays 18.30-20.00
With: Anna Jones
£10
Open to All
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

8-Step Recovery Group

A meeting for anyone in recovery from addiction, habitual behaviours and obsessive tendencies.
Our focus is a text: “Eight Step Recovery Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction” alongside other Buddhist recovery books.

Meetings will be peer led.
All donations go towards the running costs of the Buddhist Centre.

Every Friday 18.30-20.00
start 25 Nov 2016
With: and friends
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

13 January 2018: Siddhisambhava is our guest, from rural Wales. Her life includes encouraging people to talk openly about topics most often avoided - from feminist journalism and gay rights in the 1980s to ageing and death. There will be stories, discussion and, of course, tea.

10 February 2018: Topics and guests TBC soon

10 March 2018: Topics and guests TBC soon

14 April 2018: no class

12 May 2018: Parami

Every second Saturday of the month,
14:15-17:00.


With: Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No 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

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