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New beginners meditation course starts Thursday 4 June

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6  Thursday evenings 7pm -9.30pm, 4 June  – 9 July, suitable for beginners.

Go here for full details and to book.

Still places on this Thursday evening 6 week meditation course, other courses include Exploring Meditation (if you already have a meditation practice) 6 Mondays evenings, 8 June -13 July from 7 – 9:30pm.

Foundations of Yoga Drop- in Class

Yoga Foundation Drop-in Course 
Monday 18th- June 22nd May for 6 weeks, 5:00-6:15pm
Taught by Daniel Simpson.
This course will help get you prepared for other classes. It teaches the basics of Ashtanga and Iyengar, two approaches to yoga on which many styles are based. We’ll look in detail at the most common postures, and link some of them together with rhythmic breathing in a flow.

Yoga is for everyone. You don’t need to be bendy or fit to begin, just open-minded and attentive.

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Although the course is designed for beginners, it would also suit others who haven’t practiced in a while, or want to explore the fundamentals. All equipment, including mats, will be provided. Please wear close-fitting, comfortable clothes (shorts or leggings and a vest or t-shirt are ideal), and avoid eating for at least two hours beforehand.

£14 weekly drop- in/ £10 concs

For more details and to book see here

Zen Ink course starts 29th May

Four Friday afternoons from 29th May, 2.30-5.30 pm

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Exploring Japanese Brush & Ink Calligraphy

The traditional spirit of black ink on white paper gives this playful and creative art form a completely contemporary look.

This method of making marks and lettering involves the natural faculty we all have for writing. It requires no special gift or feeling. With only a small amount of practice you can make a beautiful artwork to take home.

Book on all 4 afternoons for £100. Only ten places available. Everyone will receive a small kit to practice at home

Prices: £30 per week
£100 full course
4 Fridays afternoons, 29 May – 19 June from 2:30 – 5:30pm led by Tarakarunya.

Click here to book and for the programme.

 

Meeting the Buddhas – Sangha night

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The current Tuesday Sangha night series is on the mysterious beings who inhabit Buddhist art and the shrines we meditate before.
26 May: Guest speaker Sagaravajra on his creation of a sacred woodland garden in Devon, with a magical sanctuary to the female wisdom Buddha, Prajnaparamita.
2 June: Bodhilila on the blue wisdom Buddha, Akshobhya.
9 June: Bodhilila continues, on the red compassion Buddha, Amitabha.
16 June: Kamalashila on Vajrasattva, the Adamantine Being.
Subsequent evenings will be devoted to Buddhas of energy, wisdom and compassion.  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.

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.

Death Cafe on Saturday 6 June

From 2.30-4 pm  on 6 June (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.
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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

Free yoga taster sessions

DS-sequence-3During the next weeks Tom Norrington-Davies will offer free taster sessions of Astanga Yoga on Fridays from 2.15pm to 2.45pm.

If you come to the lunchtime meditation class on these days  you can finish your sessions with some mindful movement.

We also have a program of free taster sessions on Saturdays 12.15pm to 12.45pm:

- May 23rd- Gentle Yoga with Rose
- June 6th- Hatha Yoga with Clare
- June 13th- Qigong with Maymay

 

 

Community choir open to all

Our  community choir meets weekly at the Buddhist Centre every Sunday from 5 – 6.30pm. No previous experience or musical training necessary, just a willingness to join in and sing! For more details about the choir and musical director Matt Bain see here.

Young People’s Activities at WLBC

Under 35 200215What is the Dharma, and what does it mean for people in London today, and should you care?

Discuss this and related topics and connect with the West London Buddhist Centre‘s young people’s group.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.

7.15-9.45pm
Everyone welcome, especially if it is your first time.
Suggested donation £6.