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Online Summer Retreat: The Fire of Joy

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

We may not be able to go on retreat together physically at the moment, but we're really pleased that this August we'll have the chance to go on retreat together online! Here's Viryanaga with more info on the retreat, or read more below.. From 2nd - 9th August, we'll be joining the London Buddhist Centre and people from other centres across the UK and Ireland to come together online for a week-long, intensive summer retreat.   We'll be looking at how we can…

Drop-in Dharma: The Mindfulness of Breathing

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Drop in Dharma: The Mindfulness of Breathing Understand more about one of the core practices we teach: The Mindfulness of Breathing. Learning to follow the sensations of breathing is a fundamental Buddhist practice. In this Saturday morning discussion session, we will take an in-depth look at the nature and purpose of this deceptively simple meditation, and how it can lead us towards our full potential. We meet via a hosted Zoom room which is led by an experienced Buddhist teacher…

Beyond What Limits Us: Behaviour

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

How do you structure your time? Do you plan everything into a rigid schedule? Or have a noncommittal array of options? The way we behave in our lives can affect the way we approach meditation too. We can be overly rigid and this can create a strict, formulaic approach to meditation - dry and uninspiring! Or we can be overly relaxed and laid back which can contribute to an overly non-committal or unstructured attitude to our meditation - vague and…

Drop-in Dharma: The Metta Bhavana

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Drop in Dharma: The Metta Bhavana How to radiate love! The Metta Bhavana meditation is focussed on the cultivation of loving kindness. Join us in this week's discussion as we take a closer look at this foundational Buddhist practice. We'll be exploring what Metta is, why it's important and how to keep it alive in your practice. We meet via a hosted Zoom room which is led by an experienced Buddhist teacher who will present new material for discussion each…

Beyond What Limits Us: Boredom

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Is it possible to become interested in boredom? This Monday night meditation we’ll look at boredom, or desire for sense experience. We can often be disinterested in our current experience in meditation and crave more stimulation. We grab onto chains of thought, fantasies or memories, all with the goal of forcing a different, more enjoyable experience. How can we return to our experience? Can we actually become interested in the sensation of boredom? Includes two short led meditations, suitable for…

Monday Night Meditation

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for our weekly Monday night Meditation class. Expect practical instructions, guided meditation and a chance for some Q&A. All welcome. Suitable for newcomers to meditation. YouTube stream LIVE Monday 24th August from 7.30pm (BST): - subscribe and click the alert bell so you don't miss it. Followed by a hosted discussion group on Zoom from 8.45pm (BST) for those interested in discussing any points raised in the live-stream. All welcome, including newcomers to either meditation or Buddhism. Join…

Sangharakshita 108 year birthday puja

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After many years practising Buddhism in India, Sangharakshita, a British man from Tooting, returned to the UK in the 1970s with the aim of teaching other Westerners what he had learnt. From humble beginnings; a small meditation group that met weekly in Monmouth street, grew into the international Buddhist movement known today as Triratna, of which Brixton Buddhist Community is a part. Join us on Wednesday 26th August, we will celebrate the life of our teacher and founder, Sangharakshita through…

The Journey & The Guide

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Journey and the Guide: An eight-week practical course in enlightenment How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a practical path of human growth and fulfilment. This course leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, spiritual death and rebirth. On the course we will be learning how to put the spiritual life into practice here and now. We’ll provide reading material, talks, meditation and discussion groups - all…

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