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Why is a Spiritual Community Necessary? | Vajratara

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The response of many people during the Coronavirus pandemic has been to want to help very practically by supporting the NHS, our friends and neighbours. This upwelling of interest in the altruistic activity is most welcome, but will it lead to any long-term societal change? What role might or could a spiritual community play in that, and where is it best for Buddhist practitioners to applying their energies? All these questions and more will be explored in this interview between…

Radical Dharma: Buddhist Teachings for Uncertain Times

April 6 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Radical Dharma: Buddhist Teachings for Uncertain Times What makes you happy? Friends? Family? Work? Netflix? These things can bring enjoyment in our lives but sometimes things also go wrong. We argue with friends, we lose our job, we get ill. The Buddha taught that authentic happiness is possible, Happiness that doesn't depend upon the external conditions of our lives. A deep, unshakeable contentment that comes from within. This course seeks to address this issue directly, by helping you evaluate what…

Monday Night Meditation: Challenging craving for sensuous experience

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Meditation is a way of creating a healthy mind and bringing focus and energy to our lives and relationships, especially in these times of uncertainty and challenge. In this series of 5 weeks we'll be exploring the 5 hindrances to meditative concentration with a particular emphasis on the antidotes. This week, we'll be looking at how we stop and deflect impulses of craving for more exciting or stimulating experiences that arise in meditation, especially those that stem from our own…

Drop-in Dharma

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 11, 2020

**Drop-in Dharma** These drop-in discussion groups are for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the Dharma – the teachings of the Buddha.  The Dharma addresses fundamental human concerns and its study and practice brings depth and meaning that enriches our lives and opens up limitless perspectives on our potential. An experienced Buddhist teacher will lead each class and will present a different aspect of the Dharma which the class will then go on to explore and reflect on.  Each…

Monday Night Meditation

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Meditation is a way of creating a healthy mind and bringing focus and energy to our lives and relationships. We teach two fundamental practices that cultivate clear awareness, peace of mind and emotional positivity. The class is made up of led meditations, discussion and teaching, with a tea break halfway through. Every Monday, from 7.30pm (GMT) All welcome. Streamed Live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC1aSoKpzBA Followed by an optional discussion via Zoom at 8.45pm (GMT) Join the Zoom chat here from 10.30am…

Science, Art and Buddhism: Words and Story

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Science, Art and Buddhism: Words and Story Beauty. Mystery. Wonder. Imagination. Qualities shared by these three disciplines - so are they really all that different? This new Saturday morning discussion series examines the relationship between themes in the Sciences and Arts with Buddhism. Featuring a short TED-style talk by distinguished Buddhist speakers, this morning offers plenty of space for lively discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, along with a short led meditation. This Saturday creative writing enthusiast, Maitrinita, will be guiding…

Monday Night Meditation

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Meditation is a way of creating a healthy mind and bringing focus and energy to our lives and relationships. We teach two fundamental practices that cultivate clear awareness, peace of mind and emotional positivity. The class is made up of led meditations, discussion and teaching, with a tea break halfway through. Every Monday, from 7.30pm (GMT) All welcome. Streamed Live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC1aSoKpzBA Followed by an optional discussion via Zoom at 8.45pm (GMT) Join the Zoom chat here from 10.30am…

Mindful Emotion Online Course

April 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Mindful Emotion Online Course - Eight Tuesday Evenings Even at best of times, the pressures of urban life can pile up, leaving us feeling anxious or isolated. How much more so in the midst of our current crisis! The world around us seems further beyond our control than ever. Yet is it still possible for us to become more emotionally positive and robust, so that we can face difficulty together with kindness and clarity? This eight-week course is based on…

Monday Night Meditation

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Meditation is a way of creating a healthy mind and bringing focus and energy to our lives and relationships. We teach two fundamental practices that cultivate clear awareness, peace of mind and emotional positivity. The class is made up of led meditations, discussion and teaching, with a tea break halfway through. Every Monday, from 7.30pm (GMT) All welcome. Streamed Live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC1aSoKpzBA Followed by an optional discussion via Zoom at 8.45pm (GMT) Join the Zoom chat here from 10.30am…

Mindful Emotion Online Course

April 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Mindful Emotion Online Course - Eight Tuesday Evenings Even at best of times, the pressures of urban life can pile up, leaving us feeling anxious or isolated. How much more so in the midst of our current crisis! The world around us seems further beyond our control than ever. Yet is it still possible for us to become more emotionally positive and robust, so that we can face difficulty together with kindness and clarity? This eight-week course is based on…

Science, Art and Buddhism: Mind and Consciousness

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Science, Art and Buddhism: Mind and Consciousness Beauty. Mystery. Wonder. Imagination. Qualities shared by these three disciplines - so are they really all that different? This new Saturday morning discussion series examines the relationship between themes in the Sciences and Arts with Buddhism. Featuring a short TED-style talk by distinguished Buddhist speakers, this morning offers plenty of space for lively discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, along with a short led meditation. We'll be joined this Saturday by chair of Brixton…

Mindful Emotion Online Course

May 5 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Mindful Emotion Online Course - Eight Tuesday Evenings Even at best of times, the pressures of urban life can pile up, leaving us feeling anxious or isolated. How much more so in the midst of our current crisis! The world around us seems further beyond our control than ever. Yet is it still possible for us to become more emotionally positive and robust, so that we can face difficulty together with kindness and clarity? This eight-week course is based on…

Mindful Emotion Online Course

May 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Mindful Emotion Online Course - Eight Tuesday Evenings Even at best of times, the pressures of urban life can pile up, leaving us feeling anxious or isolated. How much more so in the midst of our current crisis! The world around us seems further beyond our control than ever. Yet is it still possible for us to become more emotionally positive and robust, so that we can face difficulty together with kindness and clarity? This eight-week course is based on…

Mindful Emotion Online Course

May 19 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Mindful Emotion Online Course - Eight Tuesday Evenings Even at best of times, the pressures of urban life can pile up, leaving us feeling anxious or isolated. How much more so in the midst of our current crisis! The world around us seems further beyond our control than ever. Yet is it still possible for us to become more emotionally positive and robust, so that we can face difficulty together with kindness and clarity? This eight-week course is based on…

Mindful Emotion Online Course

May 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Mindful Emotion Online Course - Eight Tuesday Evenings Even at best of times, the pressures of urban life can pile up, leaving us feeling anxious or isolated. How much more so in the midst of our current crisis! The world around us seems further beyond our control than ever. Yet is it still possible for us to become more emotionally positive and robust, so that we can face difficulty together with kindness and clarity? This eight-week course is based on…

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