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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

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)

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

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

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

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

Anapanasati Day (Sun 21 Oct)

Looking for ways to bring more curiosity and creativity to your meditation practice? Curious about the root teaching that the mindfulness of breathing is based on? Do a deep dive into the Anapanasati Sutta where the Buddha lays out the full path of awakening from bringing awareness to the breath to experiencing the complete cessation of suffering, in 16 steps!

Open to all who have a regular practice of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana.

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

Sun 21 Oct 2018, 10:30-16:30
With: Singhashri
Suggested donation £30/ £15
Going Deeper
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

Autumn Sangha Retreat - Entering the Mandala of the Five Buddhas

This weekend continues the exploration of the Mandala of the Five Buddhas which we began at our Midsummer Retreat in June. (You do not need to have attended the previous retreat).
Through meditation, talks, reflection and ritual we will open to the qualities of the Awakened Mind as expressed in this rich and colourful symbol.

Fri evening 26 Oct - Sun 28 Oct
With: Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati
Costs,
£165 Waged
£130 Low waged
£95 On benefits

Going Deeper
Booking required (10 places left)

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

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

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

The Four Essentials of Partnership. How to create a thriving Sangha.

Ratnaprabha introduces the Four Sangrahavastus or means of unification of the Sangha, and we will explore together how we can use them at North London to strengthen our spiritual community.

The event is for mitras and Order members.

Sat 3 Nov 2018; 13.30-17.30
With: Ratnaprabha
By donation
Mitra
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

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

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

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

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

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

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