On these stimulating and lively days youâ€™ll get a taste of what goes on at the London Buddhist Centre.
Find out about Buddhism, learn to meditate and try a taster session in Breathing Space, our project offering mindfulness for well-being. Sun 21 May, 11am-5pm. Refreshments provided & all events free. No need to book.
Buddhism, Meditation &Human Enlightenment
12pm Talk: Who was the Buddha? With Mahamani
The Buddha was an enlightened human being; someone who had completely realised their full potential. Can we do the same?
1pm Talk: Why Meditate? With Akashamitra
We are usually caught up in small states of mind, but consciousness is actually infinite and expansive. Meditation is the key to expanding consciousness and developing the human mind, but how does this actually help us and the world?
2pm Talk: What is Buddhism? With Priyavajra
It is not simply a religion, nor just a philosophy or a way of life. The Buddhaâ€™s teachings are there for us to try them and see if they work. But what are they and how are they relevant today?
3pm Talk: The Mystery of Human Enlightenment. With Vishvantara
Weâ€™ve all heard of enlightenment, but what does it mean and how can we attain it? Is it even realistically possible in the midst of busy London life?
No matter where you are or who youâ€™re with, itâ€™s your mind that determines your experience. The state of your mind is the state of your life. By creatively working with your mind, you can change your life. The Mindfulness of Breathing will be taught within a one-hour session at:
11.15am, 12.15am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm
4pm: Buddhist Ritual. With Jnanadeva
With poetic verses and chanting, Buddhist ritual helps open us up to mystery and value. Why not come along, have a go and see what itâ€™s like.
Mindfulness for Health
Talks and meditation sessions with Breathing Space â€“the London Buddhist Centreâ€™s Mindfulness for Health programme. breathingspacelondon.org.uk
11.30 Taster Session
Get an experiential taster of a Breathing Space course, including Q&As. With Breathing Space teacher Dayabhadra.
12.30 Talk: Managing a Stressful Life with Mindfulness
Itâ€™s very difficult to avoid stress and anxiety in our busy lives. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) can help us prevent difficult feelings, thoughts and moods overwhelming us & defaulting to unhelpful â€˜copingâ€™ strategies. With Breathing Space teacher Satyavasin.
1.30 Taster Session
Get an experiential taster of a Breathing Space course, including Q&As. With meditation teacher Nandaraja.
2.30 Talk: MBCT â€˜the mindful approach to relapseâ€™ How can we apply mindfulness to our life in a way that helps us stay free from depression? With Breathing Space teacher Sanghasiha
3.30 Taster: â€˜Stress Reduction Day Boosterâ€™
If youâ€™re struggling with stress or anxiety, come to this session that will introduce our new stress reduction day booster. We will introduce you to mindfulness meditation and exercises, learning creative ways to manage stress & anxiety in your everyday life. With Breathing Space teacher and manager Luke Doherty.