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

Friday 21st December 2018

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!

With: Lalitaraja

Monday 31st December 2018

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

A meditative evening with ritual.

20.30-21.00 Arrive: Doors open
21.00-21.50 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
21.50-22.00 Arrive: Doors open
22.00-22.45 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
22.45-23.15 Arrive: Doors open
Festive tea break
23.15-00.00 New Year's Puja (doors closed)

Open to all.

With: Santva, Khemananda

At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
No Booking required

The North London Buddhist Centre will be closed from Sun 23 Dec 2018 to Tue 1 Jan 2019 (incl.)

Events during closure:

Lunchtime Meditation (drop-in)
Thu 27 Dec @ 13.00-14.00
Mon 31 Dec @ 13.00-14.00


Meditation and Ritual on New Year’s Eve (drop-in)
For more information please click here

closed from
Sun 23 Dec 2018 to Tue 1 Jan 2019 (incl.)
With:
Open to All
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

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
Suggested donation £15/ £10
Open to All
No booking required

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

A meditative evening with ritual.

20.30-21.00 Arrive: Doors open
21.00-21.50 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
21.50-22.00 Arrive: Doors open
22.00-22.45 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
22.45-23.15 Arrive: Doors open
Festive tea break
23.15-00.00 New Year's Puja (doors closed)

Open to all.

Mon 31 Dec 2018, 20.30 - midnight
With: Santva, Khemananda
By donation
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 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar and 5 April
With: Sub35 team, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
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

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: TBC

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 Padmasambhava (Jan 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 Padmasambhava.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 18th January 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Dhiraprabha
£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 15 Dec, 19 Jan, 16 Feb and 16 Mar 2019
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Weekend Sangha Retreat - Theme to be confirmed

Join Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati for the next in their series of weekend retreats. An opportunity to deepen your practice in a supportive and friendly context. The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckinghamshire.
For those who know our Triratna meditation practices.

Fri evening 25 Jan 2019 - Sun 27 Jan 2019
With: Visuddhimati, Lalitaraja
Costs,
£175
£140 low income
£95 concessions

Open to All
Booking required (13 places left)

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Akshobya (Feb 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 Akshobya.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 15th February 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Parinirvana Day Festival (Sun 17 Feb 2018)

As the year begins to peek towards spring, we celebrate the death of the Buddha. The founder of our whole Buddhist tradition, old and infirm, lay down under the trees, and continued teaching right until the end.

We'll mark this anniversary with meditation, ritual and reflection, absorbing the reality of death in our own lives as well as celebrating the legacy that the Buddha left behind him, the Dharma.

If someone close to you has died in the past year, you are most welcome to bring their photograph to place on the shrine, so that their memory can be included in the day's celebrations.

Sun 17 Feb 2019; 11:00-19:00
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donation welcome.
Open to All
No booking required