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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/ £3 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

A Meditation Workshop with Vajradaka

Whether you are on the ball, fresh and excited or jaded and going through the motions with your meditation this workshop with Vajradaka will give it all a shine.

We will explore primary attitudes, principles and skills in a way which will make them feel tailored to you personally. Come and put a shine on your mindfulness and meditation practice no matter how much experience you have.

Vajradaka has been a full-time Dharma practitioner and meditation teacher since the beginning of 1973. He lived for 21 years at Vajraloka, a Triratna meditation retreat centre in Wales. He now lives in a Buddhist community in London.

Tuesday 24 September, 19.30-21:30
With: Vajradaka
£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
£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/ £3 (concession)
Going Deeper
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

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 new theme is URBAN BUDDHISM.

On 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 explore the topic further. 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

Life with Full Attention – A practical course in Buddhist Mindfulness (start 12 Oct)

Mindfulness has become a modern buzzword, but its roots reach back 2,500 years to the early teachings of the Buddha. His ancient mindfulness practices still work brilliantly in helping us face the underlying causes of stress and suffering in the lives of ourselves and others. The Buddha's own original teaching of mindfulness is found in the Satipatthana Sutta, which explains how to place careful attention on different aspects of experience, deeply see their significance, and creatively transform them.

Mindfulness is about living fully and vividly, without rumination or distraction. This course will teach a systematic approach to mindfulness and authentic happiness, starting with applying mindfulness in everyday life.

The bestselling book Life with Full Attention by Maitreyabandhu will be our guide to daily practice, provided free with the course.

8 Sat mornings 10:30-13:00
Sat 12 Oct to 7 Dec 2019
!! with 1 wk break on Sat 2 Nov
With: Amalayodhin, Anandavajra
Costs,
£140
£100 concession

Open to All
Booking required (13 places left)

Metta and the Sublime Abodes

Come and join Maitrisambhava for a day retreat exploring four meditation practices which cultivate positive emotion: lovingkindness (metta), compassion, joy and equanimity. It will be a meditative day including some discussion and gentle body awareness practice.

Suitable for those who know both meditation practices.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Sun 13 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
With: Maitrisambhava
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (start 23 Oct 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 with some experience of meditation.

4 evenings
Wed 23 Oct - Wed 13 Nov 2019
19.00-21.30
With: Ratnaprabha, Shakyasiddhi
Costs,
£60 waged
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Autumn Sangha Retreat - Wisdom Embodied

An exploration of the multi facetted aspects of wisdom.
Buddhist wisdom is there to be discovered in the in the symbolism of archetypal Buddha forms and in the words and actions of the wise.
Over the course of the weekend paths to wisdom will unfold though our shared practice of meditation, mindfulness, metta, reflection and ritual.

For those who know our Triratna meditation practices.

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 (14 places left)

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start 21 Nov)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

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

4 Thu evenings
Thu 21 Nov - Thu 12 Dec 2019;
19.00-21.30
With: Karunagita
Costs,
£60
£28 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

New Year's Evening - Meditation and Ritual (Tue 31 Dec 2019)

Details closer to the date.

Tue 31 Dec 2019, 20.30 - midnight
With:
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required