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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

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
£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

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

BAM! Buddhist Action Month at the NLBC throughout June 2019

This June is Buddhist Action Month and the theme for 2019 is "Climate Action – Personal Action". The NLBC we be taking part and we are inviting you to take your dharma and meditation practice off the cushion into action!

Some of the activities during BAM! are:

  • Make a pledge on our Tree of Intentions
  • Donations for a local charity
  • Early morning meditation at the centre more info
  • Special BAM themed Sangha Nights
  • Throughout June
    With:
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class

    We start with meditation at 10:15. After the tea break, you can continue to explore meditation, or alternatively you can join the Buddhism option. Our theme for the New Year is the five spiritual faculties: mindfulness, confidence, energy, unification of mind, and insight. The second Saturday of each month there is a talk on one of these themes (click here), and on the other Saturdays we get together to discuss the practical implications of these fundamental Buddhist teachings. All are welcome, and you don't need to come each week.

    Saturdays 10.15-12.45
    With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    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


    With: Karunagita, Vajramitra, Maitrisambhava, Akashamitra, Amalayodhin
    £10/ £5 (concession)
    Open to All
    No booking required

    BAM! Early Morning Meditation 2019

    In our early morning sit we will be focusing on different aspects of the Buddhist Action Month.

    Suitable for people who have done the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana before.

    Morning meditation will be every week day starting Monday 3 June, through to Friday 28 June.

    Every weekday morning 7:30-8:30
    Starting Mon 3 June
    Last session Fri 28 June
    doors open between 7:15-7:30
    With: Karunagita, Santva, Maitrisambhava, Ratnaprabha, Satyapurna
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Metta Day (Sun 9 June)

    Another in this popular series of day retreats on the theme of Metta - friendliness, kindness, unconditional love. The day includes different approaches to the Metta Bhavana meditation, held within a program that is spacious and kind to us, including relaxation, gentle movement, and discussion.

    Please book but you are also welcome to join on the day.

    Bring veggie lunch to share

    Sun 9 June 2019, 10:00-17:00
    With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
    Suggested donation £30/£15
    Open to All
    Booking required

    Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start Wed 26 June)

    Are you curious about Buddhism?

    This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha).

    We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' practices.

    4 Wed evenings
    Wed 26 June - Wed 17 July 2019
    19.00-21.30
    With: Santva, Satyapurna
    Costs,
    £60
    £28 concession

    Introductory
    Booking required

    Gentle Transformation: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (start 24 Jul 2019)

    Meditation helps us to develop awareness and mindfulness as well as positive emotions. It helps us to get to know and change our mind and live a more mindful and richer life. Over time meditation can bring about a gentle but radical transformation.

    The course will introduce traditional meditation practices and help you to develop skills in listening and connecting with your body and mind.

    Suitable for complete beginners and those in their early stages of their meditation practice.

    4 evenings
    Wed 24 Jul - Wed 14 Aug 2019
    19.00-21.30
    With: Satyapurna
    Costs,
    £64 waged
    £32 concession

    Introductory
    Booking required

    Meditation Day: Just Sitting (Sun 4 Aug)

    Just Sitting meditation, sometimes known as pure awareness, is one of the core Triratna meditation practices.

    This day retreat will introduce different ways into the practice and include led meditations with gentle movement and time for questions and exploration.

    Please book but you are also welcome to join on the day.

    Bring veggie lunch to share

    Sun 4 Aug 2019, 10.00-17.00
    With: Karunagita
    Suggested donation £30/£15
    Open to All
    Booking required

    Sangha Weekend Retreat

    Theme will be published closer to the date.

    All who know meditation are welcome to come; accommodation and vegetarian food (we share the cooking) are provided.

    The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckinghamshire.

    Fri 25 - Sun 27 Oct 2019
    With: Visuddhimati, Lalitaraja
    Costs,
    £175
    £140 low income
    £95 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required

    Open Weekend Retreat

    Theme will be published closer to the date.

    The retreat will be held at the Vajrasana Retreat Centre in Suffolk.

    Fri 6. - Sun 8. Dec 2019
    With: Ratnaprabha, Karunagita
    Costs,
    £175
    £145 low income
    £95 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required