with Lalitaraja and Friends
Sun 21 Dec 2pm Doors open
2.30pm Meditation and chanting
3.30pm Tea (Feel free to arrive)
4 - 6pm Meditation and ritual
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 an afternoon of 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!
Mon 2 Feb 6.30pm Food to share 7.30pm Event. By donation.
We will officially welcome our new order member to North London who was formerly known as Erica! She will give a short talk about her experience of joining the Triratna Buddhist Order.
It is also the solar festival of Imbolc, the first festival of spring traditionally held at the beginning of February, when the Celtic Brighid as the maiden goddess melts with her wand of fire the winter snows (if global warming has left any!) It's a good festival to begin to melt away any obstacles, opposition, inertia or coldness in your life and to mend any quarrels. We will celebrate with reflection, puja and chanting and the lighting of many candles to invoke the return of the sun and the rebirth of the goddess.
with Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati
Sunday 15 Feb 10am –5pm.
Meditation, reflection and ritual to mark the passing away of the Buddha. We will reflect on the Buddha’s experience of death, and our own experiences of the loss of friends and relatives. Bring photos of those you’ve lost for the shrine.
All welcome. By donation.
Friday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm Dec 13, Jan 17, Feb 14
For those with experience of our basic meditation practices
Special Pujas with invited guests Our guest leaders will be introducing us to a Buddha or Bodhisattva with whom they have a strong connection.