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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
£12/ £7 (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
£12/7
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

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
With: Mike
By donation
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
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Celebrate Mabon - the Autumn Equinox (Fri 21 Sept)

The autumnal equinox occurs when the sun crosses the equator on its apparent journey southward, and we experience a day and a night that are of equal duration.
So for the moment nature is in balance. It is a time to reap what you have sown in the spring, of giving thanks for the harvest and the bounty the Earth provides
It is a time for finishing up old projects and plans. Mabon as it was known is a time of celebration and balance.

We'll meditate and reflect on the time and do a puja.
Bring acorns (and other autumnal fruits) and dried (clean!) leaves as offerings.

Fri 21 Sept 2018
18.15 food to share
19.15 Ritual
With: Lalitaraja
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

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
£14
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, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
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
£14
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
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 22 Sept 2018

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sat 22 Sept 2018
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
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 Day (Sun 23 Sept)

An ideal opportunity to experience the benefits of meditation in the context of a day retreat.

A refresher in our core meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana..

You are invited to bring vegetarian lunch to share if you wish.

Sun 23 Sept 2018, 10.00-16.30
With: Shraddhasara, Maitrisambhava
Costs,
£40
£20 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Deep Rest (Sept 2018)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sun 23 Sept - 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Jones
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Yin Yoga

An opportunity to become friends with your body. Yin yoga uses floor-based postures to help us soften and wake up, staying in shapes for sustained periods.

Mondays 18:00 - 19:15
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Julia Caird
£12
Open to All
No booking required

SANGHA EVENING: On Being All Things to All Men (Mon 24 Sept)

Khemananda will lead an evening on being all things to all men as exemplified by Vimalakirti in the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra

With: Khemananda, The Monday Night Team
By donation
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
£12
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

With: Fran Nixon
£12/ £7 (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
£12/ £7 (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
£12/ £7 (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
£12
Open to All
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

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
£12
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
£12/ £7
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
£12/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Yin Yoga

An opportunity to become friends with your body. Yin yoga uses floor-based postures to help us soften and wake up, staying in shapes for sustained periods.

Wednesdays 15.00-16.30
With: Maitripushpa
£12/ £7
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
£12/ £8 (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
£12/ £8 (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
£12/ £7 (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.

Thursday 18.00-19.15
With: Colin Poole
£12
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
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Stand Alone Mindfulness and Compassion Practice Day
Sun 30 Sept 2018

Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness- and compassion-based practice first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sun 30 Sept 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (15 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 3 Aug, 7 Sept, 5 Oct, 2 Nov and 7 Dec 2018
With: Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class ***New***

From 6 October, the Saturday morning class will include a Buddhism option.

We start with meditation at 10:15, then once a month there is the talk (for more information click here) and the other Saturdays the talk themes continue in the second half in an interactive format.

October: attachment, generosity and liberation.

November: hatred and kindness.

December: ignorance and awakening.

The first half will be suitable for newcomers or experienced meditators.

Saturdays 10.15-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation.

Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness.

Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Oct 2018)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 7 Oct - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Breathworks: Mindfulness for Health (start Sun 7 Oct 2018)

Mindfulness for Health integrates mindfulness, compassion, a supportive mindful movement practice, and practical components from modern pain and medical condition management.

These techniques, backed with huge amounts of medical research, have helped thousands of people over the years. This course is for anyone living with pain or a chronic health condition

Breathworks has been offering mindfulness courses since 2001, and the effectiveness of our approach has been demonstrated by clinical research.

Sun 7 Oct - Sun 2 Dec 2018
(8 mornings, with a break on 25 Nov)
10.30 - 13.00
With: Niccy Lowit
Costs,
£200
£150 low income
£100 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required

Compassion for Healthy Living course (start 11 Oct 2018)

Mindfulness and compassion training can help us be less affected by stress, anxiety, of criticism of ourselves and of others
Compassion grows from mindfulness and helps free us from destructive thoughts, behaviours and emotions. The course is suitable for newcomers to mindfulness, but you are best advised to do a 3-week Introductory Course or full length mindfulness course first.

There is home practice for you to do between classes – course costs include materials, including pre-recorded guided meditations.

Once you have paid, you will receive a link to an on-line registration form which you are required to complete before your place can be confirmed on the course.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP.
Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 8 Oct 2018** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed *** 9 weeks
Thu 11 Oct - Thu 6 Dec 2018
18:45 - 21:15
Practice day Sat 10 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (21 places left)

MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Friday mornings starts 12 Oct 2018

Nine Friday mornings, including orientation session, plus a practice day, with Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. The course follows the NICE-approved MBCT model and is held in a warm, relaxed setting that combines structure, informality and the highest professional standards.

For anyone wishing to enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. Develop skills to manage the ups and downs of everyday life as well as anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, stress, chronic illness and pain. Suitable for those who are susceptible to depression but who are not actively depressed.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi.

Please click here for more information about courses run by Lokadhi, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the courses she runs.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 8 Oct 2018** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***

9 weeks
Fri 12 Oct - Fri 7 Dec 2018
10:45 - 13:15
Practice day Sat 10 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (22 places left)

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

11 Aug – Karunagita will lead an afternoon unpacking shunyata – emptiness and ungraspability in all its fullness and beauty, including a musical rendition…

8 Sept – Maitrisambhava and Bodhamayi will answer questions about their first year in the Triratna Buddhist Order

13 Oct – Vajraghanta leads a workshop on Compassionate Communication

10 Nov – Details soon

14-16 Dec - women's class retreat at Vajrasana. Details to follow.

Every second Saturday of the month,
14:15-17:00.
apart from 12 May, 10.00-12.45
With: Bodhamayi, Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Oct 2018)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 14 Oct - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Jones
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
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 18 Aug, 15 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov and 15 Dec
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Transition through the Seasons: An Ayurvedic Approach to Yoga

Join us for a morning's exploration of how the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda can help you transition smoothly into autumn.

Following a brief overview of autumn through the Ayurvedic lens, we’ll lead you through a balanced, grounding practice of yoga with an Ayurvedic approach.

Accessible to all and with variations and modifications where appropriate, we’ll finish with a long and luxurious relaxation for you to emerge revitalised and reset for the new season.

Sun 21 Oct - 11.00-13.00
With: Sian O'Neill, Alison Leighton
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

METAL - an elemental Qigong workshop (Oct)

In the Five Elements system Metal is the contracting, or condensing, phase of the Five Elements cycle and is associated with the season of Autumn and the direction West. In the body it is manifested as the Lungs and Large Intestine organs and it aids our sense of clarity.

The day will be gently paced, with loosening exercises, standing meditations and Qigong walking, as well as Tiger forms that relate to Metal.

It will be perfectly suitable for the beginner.

Sun 28 Oct 2016, 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44 waged
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation.

Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness.

Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Nov 2018)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 4 Nov - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Deep Rest (Nov 2018)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sun 11 Nov - 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Jones
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required

(CMBT) Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training - starts 14 Nov 2018

Compassionate Mindfulness Behaviour Training (CMBT); is for anyone wanting to let go of difficult emotions using evidenced based CMBT techniques to train and transform our negative thoughts and feelings.(e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness)

Instead of fighting difficult emotions, critical and judgemental thinking of self and other with CMBT we will learn to accept and lessen reactivity and find new helpful and skilful ways to be with ourselves and others by cultivating kindly awareness.

CMBT includes the MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training for depression, anxiety and worry. The CMBT training is the added component to integrate change, wisdom, joy, equanimity and compassion for transformation in our life.

Suitable for newcomers and for anyone who wishes to enhance their skills.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: PGCE & Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Consultant at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behaviour, Addiction and Trauma/ DIP Trauma/ EMDR.

8 sessions Wed 14 Nov - Wed 19 Dec 2018
December Break Restart Wed 9 Jan and 16 Jan 2019
19.00- 21.00
Catch-up: Sun 31 Mar 2019
13.30 - 17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low waged
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (12 places left)

Autumn Sangha Walk (Sun 18 Nov)

A gently paced walk along the Parkland Walk, through Highgate Woods and Queen's Wood finishing at Finsbury Walk.

Meet NLBC for an 11am departure. (Note that BST ends on this day.)

Ask Kusala or Clive for more details.

Sun 18 Nov 2018, 11:00 - 16:00
With: Clive, Kusala
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: Wisdom and Compassion (start Wed 21 Nov)

Enlightenment can be described as the perfection of wisdom and compassion, like the two wings of a bird soaring in the sky.

Through meditation, short talks and discussion we will explore our experience and the development and unfolding of wisdom and compassion.

Open to all

4 evenings
Wed 21 Nov - Wed 12 Dec 2018
19.00-21.30
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Sangha Day Festival (Sun 25 Nov 2018)

On Sangha Day we celebrate our spiritual community by creating a strong sense of collective practice.
A Day to enjoy each others company and to rejoice in our friendships in the wider sangha (community).

Programme:
11.30 Doors open (until 12.00)
12.00 Meditation
13.00 Lunch. Please bring veggie food to share.
(Doors open 13.00-14.30)
14.30 Special event
16.00 Tea break
(Doors open 16.00-16.30)
16.30 Talk by Ratnaprabha
17.30 Festive Puja

Sun 25 Nov 2018, 12:00 - 19:00
With: Ratnaprabha
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation.

Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness.

Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Mindful Communication Workshop - Sat 8 Dec 2018

We'll be looking at how we can bring mindfulness and compassion into everyday communication including our use of social media, the internet and technology.
Suitable for newcomers to mindfulness or if you'd like to top-up your practice of mindfulness and/or compassion.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sat 8 Dec 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (23 places left)

WATER - an elemental Qigong workshop (Dec)

Water is our deep potential to develop and change. It is essential to life, and in a very real sense we are water.
When the Water Element is healthy it can affect the whole balance of yin and yang forces in the body and bring about deep vitality. Water is fluidity and flow, and these aspects, as well as its connection with the Kidney and Bladder organs and meridians, will be explored in both moving and static forms.
These forms will include some inspired by the Bear, the animal associated with Water in the Five Elements system.

The day will be gently paced and will be perfectly suitable for the beginner.

Sun 9 Dec 2016, 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44 waged
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Metta Day (Sun 9 Dec)

Immerse yourself in Metta: friendliness, kindness, unconditional love - how that might look in our daily lives, how it transforms and how it can be developed.

A day retreat exploring different approaches to metta and the Metta Bahvana meditation through practice and discussion.

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

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 9 Dec 2018, 10:00-17:00
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Suggested donation £40/ £25 /£15
Open to All
Booking required

Women’s class weekend retreat (Fri 14- Sun 16 Dec 2018)

A chance to step back from life in London and relax, with meditation, short talks, discussion, silence and time together.

This year the women’s class weekend retreat will be at Vajrasana, the impressive, purpose-built retreat centre in the Suffolk countryside.

Open to all women.

The retreat will be held at Vajrasana in Suffolk

From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018
With: Karunagita, Singhashri, Bodhamayi
Costs,
£165
£130 low income
£95 concession

Open to All
Booking required (17 places left)

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Dec 2018)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 16 Dec - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Jones
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Winter Solstice Celebration (Fri 21 Dec 2018)

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!

Fri 21 Dec 2018
18.15 food to share
19.15 Ritual
With: Lalitaraja
Open to All
No booking required

Meditation and Ritual on New Year's Evening (Mon 31 Dec 2018)

A meditative evening with ritual, more details nearer the date on NLBC website.

Open to all.

Mon 31 Dec 2018, 20.30 - midnight
With:
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 31 Mar 2019

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 31 Mar 2019
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required