Sangha

Sangha Evenings
Every Monday except Bank Holidays
19:00 - 21:30
(sometimes starting with a veggie shared meal at 18;30 as indicated on events listings)
Special Evenings
With Lalitaraja, Visuddhimati, Santva, Manjumitra, and Team

Monday 16th July 2018

Themes from the VImalakirti Nirdesa - Building the Buddha Land - Mon 16 Jul

Santva will explore the conditions recommended in this Sutra for building a Buddha Land. We will discover how to do this in the midst of our day to day lives in the city.

With: Santva

At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
No Booking required

Themes from the VImalakirti Nirdesa - Building the Buddha Land - Mon 16 Jul

Santva will explore the conditions recommended in this Sutra for building a Buddha Land. We will discover how to do this in the midst of our day to day lives in the city.

Monday 16th July 2018, 19:00 - 21:30
With: Santva
By donation.
Open to All
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 21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 21 July and 18 August
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Men’s class - once a month on Saturday

A chance to explore the Buddhist Vision through meditation, talks, discussion and hanging out together. Class starts at 14.00; but do join us for lunch from 13.00.

Class on 19 May: Pleasure and Meaning
Often the things we enjoy the most- sex, chocolate, alcohol are not the things that give our lives meaning- while the 'spiritual ' things we can find boring- how can we unite pleasure and meaning- and what did the Buddha do about it?

An afternoon of discussion, talks and mediation.

Once a month on Saturday 14.00-17.00.

Class on 19 May, 16 June, 21 July and 18 Aug 2018

Join us for lunch from 13.00. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share
With: Kusala, Abhilasa, Aryajit
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

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Green Tara (July 2018)

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 Green Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 27th July 2018, 19:00 - 21:30
With: Satyanathin
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Dharma Day (Sun 29 July 2018)

10.30 am Doors open
11am Chanting, meditation and reflection
1pm Veggie lunch to share
2.15 pm Dharma talk - Footsteps of Truth, following the Trackless One. With Ratnaprabha.
followed by Special Dharma Day Workshop With Ratnaprabha
4pm Tea
4.30 pm Festive Puja led by Maitrisambhava with Mitra ceremony conducted by Visuddhimati.

Sunday 29th July 2018, 11:00 - 18:00
With: Visuddhimati, Ratnaprabha, Santva, Abhilasa, Maitrisambhava
Open to All
No booking required

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 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July and 3 August
With: Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

14 July – Dhammagita will lead another workshop with movement and body work

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

Padmasambhava Day (Sun 16 Dec 2018)

Programme tbc

Sunday 16th September 2018
With:
By donation
Open to All
No 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 (15 places left)

Sangha Day Festival (Sun 25 Nov 2018)

Sunday 25th November 2018
With:
Open to All
No booking required