Sangha

Sangha Evenings
Every Monday except Bank Holidays
19:00 - 21:30
Special Evenings
With Lalitaraja, Santva, Manjumitra, Khemananda and Team
At The North London Buddhist Centre
By donation
No Booking required

ONLINE: Sangha Night - Buddhist Action Month "for the Earth"

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).

On 1, 8 and 15 June, Sangha night will focus on the theme for Buddhist Action Month, which this year is “….. for the Earth”.

We will explore what we want to do or say ‘for the Earth’, with short talks, discussion and ritual and with reference to the Braham Viharas – specifically Metta (love), Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy).

These weeks will be led by Karunagita with support from Katja and the Sangha night team.

Join the Zoom meeting each week here

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 evenings 1,8 & 15 June at 19:00-21:00
With: Karunagita
By donation. Suggested donation £10. Please donate here
Open to All
No booking required

TO BE CONFIRMED: Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Manjushri (Fri 5 June 2020)

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 Manjushri.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 5th June 2020, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Sumana
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

ONLINE: Day retreat - 4 ways to respond: from de-escalation to insight (Sun 7 June)

In this practical, grounded day retreat, Karunagita will introduce four ways in which we can respond to any experience as it arises, from a Buddhist perspective, touching on ethics, Metta and setting up the conditions for Insight. The day will include guidance in Just Sitting/ formless meditation and an emphasis on somatic/ direct body experience. Starting at 10.00 and ending at 5.00, there will be around 4.5 hours on zoom plus suggested mindful activities and inquiry to maintain the retreat throughout the day and beyond. Suitable for people with some experience of meditation.

This day is offered in the spirit of generosity in that Karunagita has kindly given her time for free. Please consider joining with that spirit and donating for the day to help us keep our Centre afloat during these difficult times. Suggested donation £30. Please donate here

You will receive Zoom details once you have registered. Please register in advance for this meeting here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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 for the newlsletter.

Sunday 7th June, 10:00 - 5:00 (with breaks)
With: Karunagita
By donation. Suggested donation £30. Please donate here
Going Deeper
Booking Information in Description

CANCELLED FOR NOW 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

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

Please donate here

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

CANCELLED FOR NOW: 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: Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Amitabha (Fri 31 July 2020)

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 Amitabha.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 31st July 2020, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Ratnaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
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