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The Studio: Bring a friend for free in August!

We are excited to offer existing students the opportunity to ‘bring a friend for free’ during August. The offer extends across all yoga and qigong classes.

Existing clients can introduce a new student to The Studio and their class will be free of charge.

**Terms and Conditions**

– Only one free class per new student, participants will be monitored and recorded.

-Each new client must fill out a liability form before participating in the class and make clear who has introduced them.



Death Cafe on Saturday 1 August

From 2.30-4 pm  on 1 August (N.B. Please note that the Death Cafe is the now on the first Saturday of the month)
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.
A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.
Please note that on 1  August the Death Cafe is hosted by Paramananda.
 flower skull
Padmamati is a music producer and arts curator
He is co-host of the annual London Month of the Dead and a variety of arts and death related events

Tuesday Sangha Night: The Taste of Freedom

14 July, Paramananda: fear of freedom

21 July, Yashobodhi, freedom, thought and wisdom.

28 July, Free meditation and discussion with Ratnaprabha:   The Buddha said: “Just as the mighty ocean everywhere has one taste, the taste of salt, so the Dhamma-Vinaya (Buddhism) has one taste, the taste of freedom”.  Is this your experience?  Does meditation for you have this flavour of release?  What of the teachings of Buddhism?’

Everyone who has learnt meditation is welcome, the evening is free, £10 suggested donation.  We start with meditation at 7pm (please arrive promptly), and finish at 9:30 pm.

Singing workshop Saturday 18th July

Saturday 18 July, 4.00 – 6.30 pm. By donation

A singing workshop followed by an informal performance for family and friends. For more information see here.

No previous experience or musical training necessary, just a willingness to join in and sing!

PLEASE NOTE: There is no longer a weekly community choir meeting on Sundays

New drop-in Feldenkrais Method class

Starting in May we have a new Feldenkrais Method drop-in class at 5pm on Fridays with Sophie Arditti. See here for our current programme of yoga and Qi Gong classes which  includes weekday lunchtime classes, many afternoon and evening yoga classes and  an early morning Mysore Ashtanga Self-Practice program.

Why not take advantage of our special introductory offer for new students/customers which is just £25 for 5 classes if taken within 2 weeks.  We also have a special lunchtime pass (buy 5 get one free) and 6 low cost community classes each week.

Young People’s Activities at WLBC

Sub35 Gathering.  7.15pm – 9.30pm
A Pillar of Crystal: The Virtue of Contentment

This month’s sub35 class explores the third Buddhist precept: From Craving to Contentment. We will be looking at ways to free ourselves from addictions and cravings that keep us from experiencing peace of mind. In its negative form this precept focuses particularly on sex, as the most powerful craving for many people. If we want stillness and contentment – then we need to see simplicity as a positive quality, and we need to cultivate it. Simplicity in life, like simplicity in art, is an aspect of elegant good taste, because it gets rid of unnecessary clutter, and opens up a sense of space, light, and freedom.

Join us for this, alongside meditation, discussion and connection – newcomers welcome, with mediation teaching for beginners.We meet every third Friday evening of the month.

West London Buddhist Centre. W2 5DP
(Royal Oak, Queensway or Paddington tube.)

Discuss and connect with the West London Buddhist Centre‘s young people’s group  from 7.15pm.

Beginners welcome, with meditation teaching provided for those who want it (and just bells for those who don’t).

Regular classes

Third Friday of the month: Sub35 Class.
The alternative Friday night! Meditation, discussion and connection. An evening of practice and exploration with time for hanging out after the class.

Everyone welcome, especially if it is your first time.
Suggested donation £6.