A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: Why do ritual?

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A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: Why do ritual? We all have many personal rituals in our daily lives: our first cup of coffee in the morning, our lunchtime walk or singing our friend 'happy birthday'. As well as practical acts, these rituals are also ways of entering and inhabiting different states of mind. In this…

Drop-in Dharma: Spiritual Growth and Creative Conditionality

Zoom Zoom (Online), London

Dharma Drop-in Spiritual growth and creative conditionality. The Buddhist path is one of a positive process of growth. This week we will be examining steps along this path and see how creativity in our practice opens the door to a progressive series of states leading all the way to Enlightenment. Join the discussion! Find out…

Monday Night Meditation // Overcoming Difficult Emotions: Radiate Love

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**Overcoming Difficult Emotions Week 4: Radiate Love** We can often think of loving kindness (metta) as something we need to make an effort to generate and send out into the world. In this session, we will take an alternative approach that is, from a Buddhist perspective, closer to the way things really are. This approach…

A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: The Symbolism of a Shrine

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A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: The Symbolism of a Shrine In this four week series Viryanaga and Amarapuspa will be discussing the whats, whys and hows of Buddhist ritual and will present a case for how engaging with these practices can change our states of mind and help us realise our positive intentions. Images of…

Drop-in Dharma: The Conditioned and the Unconditioned

Zoom Zoom (Online), London

Dharma Drop-in The Conditioned and the Unconditioned: The Heart of Buddhist Wisdom. Right at the heart of the Buddha's awakening was a realisation: suffering is caused by our vulnerability to the unstable nature of human existence. This week we will explore the implications of this profound teaching, and how to use it to transcend the…

Monday Night Meditation

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Join us live for this week's 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 21st September from 7.30pm (BST): - subscribe and click the alert bell so you don't miss it. Followed by a hosted discussion group…

The Journey & The Guide

Zoom Zoom (Online), London

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…

Drop-in Dharma: The Bodhicitta

Zoom Zoom (Online), London

Dharma Drop-in The Bodhicitta: Enlightenment and Altruism. The Bodhicitta is the aspiration to realise the Buddha's wisdom, not just for our own sakes, but for the welfare of all living beings. In this session we will discover how to make contact with this potent force for good. Join the discussion! Find out how Buddhist teaching…

Meditation Class – The Four Faces of Love: Sympathetic Joy

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Join us for a six week series exploring the Brahma Viharas or 'heavenly abodes'. Meditation practices and reflections which encourage a positive emotional response to the full spectrum of life, in all its ups and downs. This monday will be the first of two evenings exploring the Mudita Bhavana or meditation on sympathetic joy. The…

A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: Mantra

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A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: Mantra In this four week series Viryanaga and Amarapuspa will be discussing the whats, whys and hows of Buddhist ritual and will present a case for how engaging with these practices can change our states of mind and help us realise our positive intentions. Mantra, or chanting, is an aspect…

Meditation Class – The Four Faces of Love: Sympathetic Joy continued

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Join us for a six week series exploring the Brahma Viharas or 'heavenly abodes': Meditation practices and reflections which encourage a positive emotional response to the full spectrum of life, in all its ups and downs. This monday we’ll continue exploring the Mudita Bhavana or meditation on sympathetic joy. It’s important to acknowledge that alongside…

A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: Sevenfold Puja

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A Guide to Buddhist Ritual: The Sevenfold Puja In this four week series Viryanaga and Amarapuspa will be discussing the what's, why's and how's of Buddhist ritual and will present a case for how engaging with these practices can change our states of mind and help us realise our positive intentions. The Sevenfold Puja is…

Meditation Class – The Four Faces of Love: Compassion

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The Four Faces of Love Part 3: Compassion This six week series explores the Brahma Viharas or 'heavenly abodes': Meditation practices and reflections which encourage a positive emotional response to the full spectrum of life, in all its ups and downs. This Monday we will be teaching how to cultivate genuine compassion in our experience…

Meditation Class – The Four Faces of Love: Compassion continued

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The Four Faces of Love Part 4: Compassion continued This six week series explores the Brahma Viharas or 'heavenly abodes': Meditation practices and reflections which encourage a positive emotional response to the full spectrum of life, in all its ups and downs. This Monday we will be offering further teaching on how to cultivate genuine…

Dharma Night Launch: The Origin and Truth of Dhukka

Effraspace Effraspace, 21 Effra Parade, Brixton

Dharma Night is a public class for anyone interested in understanding and practicing the simple and profound teachings of Buddhism. When practiced. this path is said to lead to a state of mind beyond dissatisfaction and suffering, toward a mind that is light, spacious and filled with joy. This class is especially suitable for those…