September classes, events and meetings.

Retreat day led by Khemasuri and Upeksaraja Saturday 30th September 10-4pm
The theme of the day will be Fearlessness, to echo our theme for this year. Please bring food for a shared vegan lunch. All welcome. Free (though a donation towards the day would help towards our costs).

Mitra planning day Saturday 23rd September 10-1pm  Planning day open to all mitras to discuss projects connected to the new centre and fundraising activities. All mitras welcome. Please bring food for a shared vegan lunch.

Regular Classes in September

All our events are at our centre on the 3rd floor, Broadacre House NE1 6HQ.

Monday Drop-In Beginners Meditation: 5:30pm-6:30pm Class starts promptly so please arrive at 5.15pm as you will need to sign in at reception at Broadacre House before attending this class.
Class runs 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th September. All welcome. These events are free but we ask for a donation if you can spare it.
Monday Drop-In Buddhism For Today Class:  6.45 – 7.30pm
Dates and cost as above. This class is specifically aimed at beginners and covers a different Buddhist teaching each week. The evenings follow an 8 week sequence, the current cycle of which began on 7/8/17  All welcome.

Drop-in early morning meditations This month there will be morning meditations from  7.30-8.30am and 9-9.40am (doors open at 7am), from Monday 4th – Friday 8th September. Open to all from beginners to seasoned meditators. Free (though donations help towards the costs of running the centre).
Wednesday Sangha Nights in September
We’ve arranged Sangha nights so you can come to the early part of the evening, the later part, or both. The timetable for each Wednesday evening is:
5:30-6:30 – opportunity for shared vegan supper – please bring along a contribution
6:30-7:10 – meditation
7:15-8:15 – Dharma study (or puja)
8.15- 8.35 – Break
8:35- 9.15 – meditation

Autumn Sangha nights – reflections on the Refuge Tree 

The Refuge Tree originates in Tibet and was adapted by our founder Sangharakshita to include historical figures from India, Tibet, China and Japan as well as archetypal Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and the teachers whose guidance helped to shape his understanding of Buddhism.

After we start with Sraddhamani giving a talk/workshop going back to the basics of meditation on Wednesday 6th September;
Arayshila will begin the Refuge tree series with a general exploration of the Triratna Refuge Tree on Wednesday 13th September.
On Wednesday 20th SeptemberSaddhasura will introduce us to the legendary tantric guru Padmasambhava and he will then lead a puja to celebrate this great teacher on Wednesday 27th September
On Wednesday 4th October Akuppa will talk about Tsongkhapa who was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

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