The Threefold Way with Satyanathin 6 week course with 1 week gap. Meditation, tea and study. Tues 23 Sept – 4 Nov 7 - 9.30pm £50/25 booked in advance. Find out more about the Buddha’s teaching and the Path to Enlightenment. You need to know our meditation practices. Booking arrangements Full payment is needed for all bookings. Payment can be transferred 72 hours before subject to a £10 administration fee. After this point no transfers will be made. Payments for retreats cannot be transferred. Payments are not refundable. Meditation and ritual. Practice evening. Fri eve 7.30 – 9.30pm. For those who know our basic meditation practices. Not suitable for newcomers. By donation. Suggested £10/5. Day Events Fetching Wood, Carrying Water with Akashadevi Sat 18 Oct 10am – 4pm By donation (£40/£25/£15 suggested) We will explore the transformative effect of regular meditation practice on our lives with silent sitting and walking meditation and practical teachings on how to live ethically and wisely. Metta Day with Karunagita and Sanghapala Sun 19 Oct 10am – 5pm. By donation (£40/£25/£15 suggested) A day exploring loving kindness and the Metta Bhavana meditation practice. Come along whether you hate the Metta Bhavana, love it or have never heard of it. Please book. Yin Yoga and Meditation Day *Centre Fundraiser* with Maitripushpa and Norman Blair Sun 16 Nov 10am – 5pm £65/£40 (booking required) Yin Yoga and meditation can help us open to ourselves and to develop presence and an ability to be with ourselves as we are. Yin Yoga is a floor based practice where poses are held for several minutes. It is about softening and staying. There will be sessions of Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation. Moving with Mindfulness with Lalitaraja and Mafe Toledo Sat 23 Nov 2014 10am – 5pm By donation (Suggested £45/30) Through a meditative approach participants will increase body awareness and explore their own way of dancing. Booking required. Padmasambhava Day Festival Celebrating the life and liberation of the Lotus Born Guru. Sun 12 October All welcome. By donation. Sangha Day Festival Sun 9 Nov 1pm - 6pm Celebrate the community of Dharma practitioners. The festival will include a festive puja with mitra re-affirmations. Samhain Celebration with Lalitaraja Fri 31 Oct 7.30pm. Samhain/Halloween is the Day of the Dead and is a time for for recognising and rectifying our faults. We will do a puja to Kshitigarbha who rescues those in distress or hells. Solstice Celebration with Lalitaraja Sun 21 Dec 2pm - 6pm The winter solstice is an important turning point: the day when the hours of daylight are shortest. Meditation, reflection and ritual associated with Vairocana to prepare for the coming year. Full Moon Pujas Fri 7.30 – 9.30pm Suggested donation £10/5 12 Sept Led by Sumana dedicated to Prajnaparamita 10 Oct Led by Svadhi dedicated to Vajrasattva 7 Nov Led by Kusaladana dedicated to Ratnasambhava 15 Dec Led by Santva dedicated to Sakyamuni SANGHA EVENINGS 6.30pm Food to share 7.30pm Event Equinox Ritual with Lalitaraja Mon 22 Sept The autumnal equinox is a time to reap what you have sown in spring, of giving thanks for the harvest and the Earth’s bounty. Guest Speaker Bodhidaka Mon 13 Oct Bodhidaka will share his experience of long retreats at Guhyaloka, our men’s retreat centre in a Spanish valley, and speak about the insights that emerge from this way of practice. The Bodhisattva’s Dream - Weekend Sangha Retreat at Hourne Farm Retreat Centre, Surrey. with Visuddhimati and Lalitaraja Fri 14 Nov- Sun 16 Nov Booking essential. £160/130/95 about us festivals and pujas Meditation Toolkit: for those who have learnt our basic meditation practices, and wish to take their practice further. Tues eve 7.00– 9.30pm Drop in. Cost £10/5 sangha nights Buddhism and Meditation Courses with Karunagita 4 Thur evenings 18 Sept - 9 Oct 7pm - 9.30pm £60/28 5 Wed evenings 12 Nov - 10 Dec 7pm - 9.30pm £70/35 (follow up) Explore how Buddhist principles and meditation offer a means to self-awareness, change and spiritual insight and the relevance of Buddhist teaching within our everyday lives. Open to all. Meditation practice sessions For those with experience of our basic meditation practices. Wed and Fri lunchtime 1 – 2pm Drop in. Cost £6/2 retreats Introductory afternoons with Santva 1pm - 2pm Meditation £6/2 2pm - 4pm Talk and questions/discussion. By donation Tues 2 Sep What is Karma? Tues 30 Sep Meditation – It’s not what you think! Tues 18 Nov Do you have to be a Buddhist to be enlightened? buddhist meditation Introductory Meditation Days 10am – 4pm £40/18. Booking required. Sat 6 Sep with Santva Sun 21 Sep with Khemajala Sat 4 Oct with Khemajala Sat 22 Nov with Santva Sat 6 Dec with Kusaladana Meditation Drop in Classes: mind and body events for newcomers Introductory Meditation Drop-in Classes: Mon Tues and Thurs Lunchtimes 1 – 2pm £6/2 Tuesday Evening Class 7.00 – 9.30pm. £10/5 Drop in. An introduction to meditation for newcomers. We teach two simple yet profound practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness). A follow on group explores ways of taking the practices further Essentials of Meditation and Buddhism with Santva. Tues lunchtimes 1 - 2pm £6/2 All welcome. Just drop in Charity No 801632 About the North London Buddhist Centre: We offer a wide range of activities to promote health, happiness and wellbeing within the context of our core values of awareness, kindness and generosity. Our aim is to develop a Buddhist practice community in the city, relevant to our lives in the 21st century. The North London Buddhist Centre was started up by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, which was founded by Sangharakshita in 1967. It is part of an international network of the Triratna Buddhist community (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order FWBO), with over 80 centres worldwide. About Meditation: We offer practices to explore our experience and understand the essential principles of meditation. We teach methods for the development of awareness, positive emotion, self knowledge, transformation and insight. About Buddhism: We offer courses and classes to explore key Dharma (Buddhist teaching) principles and their relevance to our particular circumstances. Our teachers’ approach is informal and friendly, with plenty of opportunity for discussion and space for reflection. Our charges and dana: We run the centre on the basis of generosity (dana), a fundamental Buddhist practice. Our charges are set at an affordable level to allow as many people as possible to benefit. Income from classes and events is not enough, on its own, to cover our running costs. We rely on additional donations and practical help from volunteers to keep our beautiful centre up and running. We are very appreciative of the generosity of all those who participate in our activities and give their time, money and energy to help the centre. If you would like to give an extra donation to help keep the centre running, then please consider making a regular donation by filling out a Standing Order form. We are able to reclaim tax from UK taxpayers through the Gift Aid scheme for both one off and regular donations. BREATHWORKS Living Well with Pain and Illness with Simon Osborne, an accredited Breathworks trainer. Eight Wednesday evenings 17 Sept - 5 Nov 6.45 - 9.15pm Practice Day Sat 8 Nov 11am - 4pm This course offers self-management mindfulness-based strategies for those living with persistent pain or ill health. It provides a tool kit of resources that can be applied to daily life. £165/125/85 (includes course materials). Mindfulness for Healthy Living Taster Day/Workshop with Lokadhi . Sat 11 Oct 10.30 am – 3.30 pm £40/25 A stand-alone practice day – a chance for experienced practitioners to maintain a practice and for newcomers considering a course to experience the mindfulness approach. Death and the only beauty that lasts with Siddhisambhava Sat 25 and Sun 26 Oct 10.30am - 4.30pm Booking required. Sat £70/40 (Limited places) Sun £60/35 (Open to all) £120/70 for weekend with discount for doing both days. Explore this inevitable and mysterious feature of our lives. Open Day Sun 9 Nov 10am – 1pm Open to all Meditation tasters, talks, film, etc. Please bring friends along. Listening to Your Inner Wisdom with Manjudeva Sat 29 and Sun 30 Nov 10am - 5pm £135/95 Learning Focusing to explore inner listening, self empathy, the body’s knowing, transforming difficult emotions and inner conflict. Drinking Tea with the Ancient Sages with Prabhasvara Sat 13 Dec 10-4pm £45/£30 tea provided Meditation and ancient style Tea ceremonies drawing from the ancient Zen canon’s stories featuring Tea and relating them to our practice in moden times within the Triratna tradition. Drumming every Saturday with Stuart Crosbie and friends 5 – 6.20pm African drum tuition. Beginners/intermediate. 6.45 – 8pm Drum circle open to all. £9/6 per session. Drum hire £1. Discount for taking both sessions. North London Buddhist Centre 72 Holloway Rd, London, N7 8JG (nearest tube: Holloway Rd or Highbury & Islington) 020 7700 1177 www.northlondonbuddhistcentre.com sep - dec 2014 Standing on the Threshold with Abhayajit and Khemajala Two workshops using story and masks exploring the part we play in our own transformation. Booking required. In the Footsteps of Gotama Sun 19 Oct 10am – 5pm £40/£19 A Grace Given in Sorrow Sun 23 Nov 10am – 5pm £40/£19 north london buddhist centre autumn programme Compassionate Mindfulness Behavior Training with Pippa O’Connor This course develops kindly awareness skills for change and transformation. For all levels of MBCT/MBSR experience. Eight Thurs evenings 23 Oct - 11 Dec 7pm - 9pm £225/195/145 Words and Music - Indrajala Sunday Club with Sumana and Friends Songs, Music, Poetry, Stories Open hearts and open minds with invited guests Sun 28 Sept, Sun 26 Oct, Sun 30 Nov, Sun 21 Dec All welcome. By donation. 6pm food to share. 7pm Event Sat 6 Sep Introductory Meditation Day with Santva Wed 17 Sep Start of 6.45pm Breathworks course with Simon Thur 18 Sep Start of Buddhism course with Karunagita Sun 21 Sep Introductory meditation Day with Khemajala Mon 21 Sep Equinox ritual with Lalitaraja Tue 23 Sep Start of Intro Buddhism course with Satyanathin Wed 24 Sep Seeing with the Artists Eye with Visuddhimati Wed 24 Sep Start of 7pm MBCT course with Pippa O’Connor Sun 28 Sep Indrajala Music Club with Sumana Sat 4 Oct Introductory Meditation Day with Khemajala Sat 11 Oct Mindfulness Day with Lokadhi Sun 12 Oct Padmasambhava Festival Mon 13 Oct Sangha Night with Bodhidaka Thur 16 Oct Start of evening Mindfulness course with Lokadhi Fri 17 Oct Start of daytime Mindfulness course with Lokadhi Sat 18 Oct Fetching Wood, Carrying Water with Akasadevi Sun 19 Oct Metta Day with Karunagita and Sanghapala Sun 19 Oct Workshop with Abhajit and Khemajala Thur 23 Oct Start of 7pm CMBT course with Pippa O’Connor Sat 25 Oct & Death and the Only Beauty that Lasts Sun 26 Oct with Siddhisambhava Wed 22 Oct Seeing with the Artists Eye with Visuddhimati Sun 26 Oct Indrajala Music Club with Sumana Fri 31 Oct Samhain Festival Celebration with Lalitaraja Sun 9 Nov Open Day and Sangha Day Festival Wed 12 Nov Start of Buddhism course with Karunagita Sat 15 Nov & The Bodhisattva’s Dream - Sangha retreat Sun 16 Nov with Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati Sun 16 Nov Yin Yoga & Meditation with Norman & Maitripushpa Sat 22 Nov Introductory Meditation Day with Santva Sun 23 Nov Workshop with Abhayajit and Khemajala Wed 26 Nov Seeing with the Artists Eye with Visuddhimati Sun 30 Nov Indrajala Music Club Sat 29 Nov & Focusing weekend Sun 30 Nov with Manjudeva Sat 6 Dec Introductory Meditation Day with Kusaladana Sat 13 Dec Drinking Tea with Prabhasvara Sun 21 Dec Solstice celebration with Lalitaraja and Indrajala Original artwork by Dharmacarini Visuddhimati Mindfulness for Healthy Living with Lokadhi Enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. For those who are susceptible to depression but not actively depressed. 9 Friday mornings including orientation session 17 Oct - 12 Dec 10.45am - 1.15pm £225/195/145 9 Thursday evenings including orientation session. 16 Oct - 11 Dec 6.45 - 9.15pm£225/195/145 Practice Day Sat 15 Nov 11am - 4pm for both courses Seeing with the artist’s eye with Visuddhimati Three Wed evenings 24 Sept, 22 Oct, 26 Nov 7pm – 9.30pm £20/£10 per session (£50/£25 for all three sessions). We will look at the ways in which artists communicate their worlds, alongside practical exercises suitable for all levels of experience. calendar MBCT for Depression with Pippa O’Connor An eight week course which aims to prevent further episodes of depression. 8 Wednesday evenings 24 Sep - 12 Nov 7pm –9pm Practice Day Sun 7 Dec 1.30 - 5pm £225/195/145 Prices include materials, CDs, and handouts. special events mindfulness: living well MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY (MBCT) Intensive and effective 8 week courses with daily home practice using CDs, workbook and journals and a practice day. All prices include materials. Booking essential. Check booking conditions.
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