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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

'The gates of the senses' - Buddhist weekend retreat

Our windows onto the world are our senses -- sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste, to which Buddhism adds the mind sense. The mind receives memories, images, imaginings and ideas. Mindfulness of sense experience can be delightful, and it is an excellent antidote to busy, insistent thinking.

Ratnaprabha will lead a spring country weekend retreat tuning in to our sense experience in meditation and practical workshops

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 29. - Sun 31. March 2019;
With: Ratnaprabha
Costs,
£175
£140 low income
£95 concession

Open to All
Booking required (3 places left)

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 1 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 July, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov and 6 Dec 2019
With: Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Pan-London Triratna Morning: A Lotus Realm - at the London Buddhist Centre Bethnal Green

In these polarised times we might ask ourselves what values we live by and how they contribute to wider global concerns.

The Triratna Buddhist Community, founded by Urgyen Sangharakshita, is just over 50 years old. Its activities take place in Buddhist Centres across the globe. How are these Centres relevant in today’s world? Chairs and council members from each of the London Centres will give short talks on how they believe Triratna’s Buddhist Centres are benefiting London and the world, and what work they feel is still to be done.

The event will take place at the London Buddhist Centre, Bethnal Green, 51 Roman Road, E2 0HU

Sat 6 April; 10:00-12:30
With:
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The Five Spiritual Faculties

Free public talks on Buddhism, all welcome. You can listen to the podcasts of the talks Please click here

12 January, Ratnaprabha "It's happening now – mindfulness and the five faculties in Buddhism". 9 February, Amalayodhin, "Imagining the real – faith in Buddhism". 9 March, Akashamitra, "Acting with compassion – energy in Buddhism". 13 April, Vajramitra, "Entering the depths – meditation in Buddhism." 11 May, Karunagita, “Touching freedom – wisdom in Buddhism”

In the weeks between, do come to a discussion group around themes from the talk as part of the Saturday morning class starting at 10:15.

Every second Saturday of the month:
Sat 9 Mar, Sat 13 Apr and Sat 11 May;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free event. Suggested donation £5.
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

12 Jan: - Storytelling with Satyamegha from Nottingham - the story of Pingya's encounter with the Buddha and how it changed his life forever.

9 Feb: Dhiraprabha is our guest – the topic “A taste of freedom”

9 March: Suvarnajyoti joins as our guest for the first time

13 April: Karunagita is back from 3 months on retreat and will communicate something of her experience

11 May: Dhammamegha met Triratna in South Africa and has spent 3 years in the UK, at Adhisthana and Tiratanaloka. She is moving to London in April 2019. This is a chance to hear her story and for her to meet some of us

8 June: TBC

13 July: Dhammagita returns for another wonderful afternoon with the body

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 Manjusri (Apr 2019)

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 Manjusri.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 26th April 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Ratnaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation?

This 6 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.

6 evenings
Wed 8 May - Wed 12 June 2019;
19.00-21.30
With: Vajramitra
Costs,
£90
£45 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakymuni (May 2019)

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 17th May 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Shakyasiddhi
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
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 Mar, 20 Apr, 18 May, 15 June, 20 July, 17 aug, 21 Sept, 19 Oct, 16 Nov and 21 Dec 2019
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Buddha Day Festival (Sun 19 May 2019)

Join us to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment with our Buddha Day festival.

Programme tbc

With:
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Tara (June 2019)

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 Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 14th June 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Sumana
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Sangha Retreat: The Dance of the Elements - A ritual adventure

Amalamati, Visuddhimati and Lalitaraja invite you to celebrate the elements on a retreat in Spain - near Valencia. Using music, art and movement we will be exploring the elements through meditation and ritual as well as the arts practice of each of the leaders. Lalitaraja is a professional dancer, Visuddhimati is a well-known figure in the world of the visual arts and Amalamati is a professional pianist. Booking and payment will be co-ordinated by our centre in Valencia. If you book through our booking system we will let you know payment arrangements in due course.

Thurs 20 June - Wed 26 June or
Fri 21 June - Mon 24 June
With: Amalamati, Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
£325 for full week, £195 for Friday to Monday weekend option.
Open to All
Booking required

Dharma Day (Sun 14 July 2019)

tbc

Sunday 14th July 2019
With:
Open to All
No booking required

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

This biennial event at Adhisthana, UK, brings together large numbers of the Triratna Buddhist Community from around Europe for a feast of inspiration, stimulation and fun - all are welcome, including children.

For more info please click here
Booking is now open. Please click here

To give you more of an impression, here is a link to a video from the International Gathering 2014 click here

Adhisthana, 22-26 August 2019
With:
Open to All
No 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