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ONLINE: Saturday Morning Meditation

Led meditations every Saturday morning at 10:30, suitable whether you have a meditation practice already or are new to meditation.

Followed by a session on Buddhism each week at 11:30.

Zoom login each week: here
Meeting ID: 630 207 959

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Saturdays 10.15 for 10:30-11.30
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free. Suggested donation £5 or more.
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Live Budcast Talks: The Eight Ways of the Noble Ones

Saturday morning Budcast talks and podcasts live at 11:30.

All welcome.

The talks are also recorded and can be accessed afternwards as podcasts Please click here

Saturday 11th July: Vajramitra, one of our most popular teachers, will be presenting a talk he has called "Life is Happening. Be There!" This will be an exploration of the Buddha's teachings on Perfect Mindfulness - the seventh limb of the Buddha's 8-fold Path,

If you would like to you can also join us beforehand for a meditation before the talk using the same Zoom link as for the talk. Please arrive for this from 10:15 for a prompt 10:30 start.

This event is offered free in the spirit of generosity. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating to help us keep our Centre afloat through this difficult time. Suggested donation £5 or more. Donate via PayPal here

Zoom Meeting login here

We are also hoping to LIVE stream these events on our North London Buddhist Centre YouTube channel. Check it out here

9 May - 'The Life of Activity' Right Livelihood in the 8-fold Path, with Kusala

13 June - 'Riding on the Wind' Energy in the 8-Fold Path, with Ratnaprabha

11 July - 'Life is Happening. Be There!' Perfect Mindfulness in the 8-fold Path, with Vajramitra

8 August - 'Become One Person, Become No Person' Perfect Unification of Mind in the 8-fold Path, with Nandaraja



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Every second Saturday of the month:
Sat 11 July & Sat 8 Aug
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free event. Suggested donation £5. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Women's class - every second Saturday of the month

For all women who are interested in Buddhism and meditation.

This is a monthly event exploring different aspects of the Buddha's teachings and meditation. Usually there is a talk or workshop, often by a guest speaker, and some meditation. All women welcome. It helps if you are familar with our meditation practices the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana, but that is not essential.

The afternoon will be online from 2.00-3.30pm Join Zoom Meeting here

This event is offered in the spirit of generosity in that our teachers give their time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating to help us keep our Centre afloat through these difficult times. Please donate here

11 July - Dhammamegha will give a talk entitled ‘the Buddha’s begging bowl’ within a broad theme of ‘holding to nothing whatever’, with meditation, discussion and ritual.

8 August - Dhammagita is back for one of her popular workshops focused on the body.

12 Sept - tbc

10 Oct - tbc

14 Nov - tbc

12 Dec - tbc

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Every second Saturday of the month:
Next date: 11 July
14:00-15:30
With: Karunagita and Team
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

The Buddha's teachings are known as the Dharma. Join us together online for our annual celebration of the very first time he began to teach his path of freedom - the first 'turning of the wheel of the Dharma' - teachings that have come down through the centuries to us here in the present day.

You can join for any or all of our sessions through the day.

10:30 Ratnaprabha hosts from the North London Buddhist Centre Main Shrine Room.

10:45 Talk by Ratnaprabha - 'The Buddhist path and how it started' with discussion and questions.

12:00-12:45 Meditation with Maitrisambhava

14:00 Readings from the Buddha and his Enlightened disciples, with Santva.

15:00 Meditation and tea break.

16:00-17:00 Ritual/puja with Lalitaraja.

Join Zoom Meeting
here

Meeting ID: 845 8733 4683
Password: 019374


We are also hoping to LIVE stream the day on our North London Buddhist Centre YouTube channel. Check it out here at the time:- here

These events are offered in the spirit of generosity in that our teachers give their time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating to help our Centre stay afloat during these difficult times.

Please donate here

We'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

Sun 12 July; sessions throughout the day
With: Ratnaprabha
By donation. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE CLASS Qi Gong with Richard - Mon 13 July 2020

The focus in this class is on sequences of postures and movements. These include more general forms such as the popular Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, but also sequences relating to the development and health of particular aspects and parts of the body. It is not necessary to memorise the movements.

Through the regulation of body, breath and mind, Qigong practice promotes harmony of the The Three Treasures (essence, vitality and spirit) and so cultivates a deep sense of calm connectedness.

You can join Richard for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent the link once you have booked.

Monday 13 July 11.00 - 11.50
With: Richard Thomas
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE: Guided Meditation through the week

This online meditation class is suitable for both newcomers to meditation and those with a regular meditation practice. The two main practices we teach are the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana. These practices focus on developing calmness, integration, positive emotion and insight into our human potential.

Please click here for a 1-hour class on Zoom. Meeting ID 113 425 476

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
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Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE: Sangha Night - The Parable of the Raft

The Sangha is the Buddhist term for the community of people wishing to learn from the Buddha's teachings. Order Members take turns to lead these evenings, practising and communicating Buddhism. A Sangha evening might include a talk, meditation, discussion, workshop, devotional practice, and tea. Open to all (though it is helpful if you have had an introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices).

The shore we are standing on represents our present, ego-bound existence, with its suffering and its disharmony. The other shore represents Enlightenment. The Buddha likens the Dharma to a raft whose function is to carry us to the other shore. Are we using our raft well? Are we using it appropriately?

The evening will include meditation, reading and discussion.

Join Zoom Meeting here

Meeting ID: 862 6390 8441

Password: 342366

These evenings are offered in the spirit of generosity in that our teachers give their time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating so that we can keep our Centre alive in these difficult financial times. Please donate here

We'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

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Monday 13 July, 19.00-21.00
With: Lalitaraja, Santva
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE CLASS Gentle Flow Yoga with Sian - 14 July 2020

A soothing and relaxing sequence of Hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.

You can join Sian for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent a link once you have booked.

NOT SUITABLE for women who are 12 weeks pregnant or less and those who are pregnant and not familiar with yoga modifications.

Tuesday 14 July 17:30 - 18:30
With: Sian O'Neill
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE: Meditation Going Deeper

This is an ideal class to experience an in-depth taster of meditation or to deepen your existing meditation practice. Visuddhimati has decades of meditation experience and will be focusing on exploring more and more deeply what meditation has to offer in building a calm, positive, resilient mind and heart.

The evening will include led meditations with opportunities for discussion and questions. Suitable for all levels of experience.

You are welcome to come every week but each class is also stand-alone so feel free to drop in any week.

These evenings are offered in the spirit of generosity in that Visuddhimati gives her time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating to help keep our Centre afloat in these difficult times. Please click here to donate

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please click here for Zoom.
Meeting ID: 469 927 879
Password: 975344

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Tuesdays, 19:00 - 21:00
With: Visuddhimati
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

ONLINE CLASS: Yin Yoga with Maitripushpa - 15 July 2020

In these unsettling times, it is so important we continue to look after our bodies, hearts and minds. Being with what is going on right now and bringing in kindness, a bit of calm and perspective - and maybe even a giggle or two.

You can join Maitripushpa for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent a link once you have booked.

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.

NOT SUITABLE for women who are 12 weeks pregnant or less and those who are pregnant and not familiar with yoga modifications

Wed 15 July - 15:00-16:30
With: Maitripushpa
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE CLASS Slow Hatha Yoga with Tony Marcus, 16 July 2020

This is a slow, traditional Hatha yoga class. We will do one posture at a time in an unhurried manner. There will be some pranayama at the beginning of the class to strengthen the lungs and related muscles. Expect plenty of standing postures and a class that does not depend on gymnastic ability.

Suitable for all levels with a careful focus on lengthening the spine gently and carefully.

You can join Tony for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent the link once you have booked.

NOT SUITABLE for women who are 12 weeks pregnant or less and those who are pregnant and not familiar with yoga modifications.

Thursday 16 July - 11.00 - 12.15
With: Tony Marcus
Costs,
£10
£6 Conc

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE CLASS Qi Gong with Tom, Thursday 16 July 2020

The focus in this class is on sequences of postures and movements. These include more general forms such as the popular Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi, but also sequences relating to the development and health of particular aspects and parts of the body. It is not necessary to memorise the movements.

Through the regulation of body, breath and mind, Qigong practice promotes harmony of the The Three Treasures (essence, vitality and spirit) and so cultivates a deep sense of calm connectedness.

You can join Richard for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent the link once you have booked

Thursday 16 July 11.00 - 11.50
With: Tom Watson
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE CLASS Gentle Yoga - Scaravelli Inspired, 17 July 2020

A sensitive and intuitive approach to yoga, which cultivates awareness of the breath, spine and gravity.

Promoting ease of movement and comfort in the body by mobilising stiff joints, relaxing tight muscles and revitalizing from the inside out.

Opening, softening and lengthening, we listen, deeply awakening the body's innate wisdom.

Appropriate for people aged 18 to 97.

You can join Anna for this class via the Zoom app, which you can use on your computer/laptop or tablet. You will be sent the link once you have booked.

NOT SUITABLE for women who are 12 weeks pregnant or less and those who are pregnant and not familiar with yoga modifications.

Friday 17 July 11.00am - 12.15pm
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£10
£6 Concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE: FIRE - An Elemental Qigong Workshop with Tom & Richard - Sun 19 July 2020

Fire is the expansive phase of the Five Elements cycle. It is associated with heat, the season of summer and the emotion joy. In the body it manifests primarily through the Heart, seen in Chinese medicine as the emperor of our internal kingdom, and its significance and power is such that it is allotted four meridians.

We will explore a variety of static and moving forms that connect to these meridians and their associated organs, and balance and support this work with the Earth and Water Elements. We will incorporate bird forms, this being the animal most associated with Fire.

Working with the Fire Element can bring clarity of mind, aid restful sleep and help us to fully embrace life.

The session will be gently paced and will be suitable for the beginner. There will be a break.

Sun 19 July 2020 10:00-12:30
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£25
£18 concession

Open to All
Booking required

ONLINE: Sangha Night - Going for Refuge: the Role of Devotional Practice

The Sangha is the Buddhist term for the community of people wishing to learn from the Buddha's teachings. Lalitaraja, Santva, Manjumitra, Khemananda and guest Order Members take turns to lead these evenings, practising and communicating Buddhism. A Sangha evening might include a talk, meditation, discussion, workshop, devotional practice, and tea. Open to all (though it is helpful if you have had an introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices).

On 20 July Lalitaraja and Santva will be exploring Buddhist devotional practice, or Puja, as "the transformation of the heart". There will be meditation and an introductory explanation of the stages of the 7-fold Puja - what it all means and why it is in that order. There will then be a 7-fold Puja together.

Join Zoom Meeting here
Meeting ID: 811 8118 2658
Password: 7q4jet

These evenings are offered in the spirit of generosity in that our teachers give their time for free. Please consider joining in that spirit and donating to help the Centre survive through the current closure.

Please donate here

We'll be an online Buddhist Centre until it's OK to re-open. New online events will posted here

To stay up-to-date with our activities you can also sign up for our email newsletter. Please click here to register

Monday 20 July 19:00 - 21:00
With: Lalitaraja, Santva
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

TO BE CONFIRMED WHEN WE RE-OPEN THE BUILDING: 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

TO BE CONFIRMED WHEN WE RE-OPEN THE BUILDING: 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 19.00-20.30
With: Mike
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

POSTPONED: Under 35's Alternative Friday Night

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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. Every 2 weeks join us for a radical approach to Friday night - including late night tea bar!

Currently we have postponed our sessions but we are hoping to start up again soon. Watch this space and the North London Buddhist Centre Facebook page for new dates.

Usually Friday evening (fortnightly) but currently POSTPONED
19.00-21.30
with late night tea bar after

With: Under 35s team & guest speaker
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

TO BE CONFIRMED: Dancing with the Elements - Summer Retreat in Spain (Sun 9 - Sat 15 August 2020)

Dancing with the Elements and Opening into the Element of Space Summer retreat At Suryavana Retreat Centre, Spain.
Amalamati, Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati invite you on a journey to explore the elements and discover spaciousness through arts and ritual on a retreat in Spain - near Valencia. Using music, art and movement we will be exploring the elements and drawing inspiration from the arts practice of each of the leaders. Lalitaraja is a professional dancer, Visuddhimati is a visual artist, and Amalamati is a professional pianist.
To book contact Sudaka: info@suryavana.es - discount for early bookings, and if you book with a friend

9 - 15 August 2020
With: Amalamati, Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
390/340 Euros
Open to All
Booking Information in Description

MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) start Wed 9 Sept 2020

For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

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.

Wed 9 Sept - Wed 28 Oct 2020 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day: Sun 21 Feb 2021
13.30 -17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up (Sun 4 Oct)

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 4 Oct
14.00-17.00
With: Andi Stapleton
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

CMBT (Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training)
start Wed 11 Nov 2020

Without compassion we can not be aware, nor transform our intimate, personal and impersonal relationships. The need is greater than ever before, to be able to be present with our compassionate self by stabilizing, managing these challenging, frantic and difficult times.

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.

Wed 11 Nov - Wed 16 Dec 2020 (6 weeks); 19.00-21.00
Double session: Sun 13 Dec 2020
13.30-17.30
Practice day: Sun 21 Feb 2021
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (19 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up (Sun 21 Feb 2021)

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 21 Feb 2021
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required