Sangha Festivals & Pujas

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

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

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