West London Buddhist Centre

Bookings Open: August Online Courses & Retreats

Published on Jul 24th 2020, in News

Intro to Meditation Summer School

Four mornings Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 August, 10.30am-12.30pm

An online immersive opportunity to learn meditation from scratch or for gaining a more thorough foundation. There will be a focus on basic practices and principles and on bringing the benefits of meditation and mindfulness into everyday life.

More information: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/introduction-to-meditation-summer-school/ 

By donation but please register here


Wolf at the Door: Online Writing Weekend

Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 August, 10am – 5pm on both days

The imagination makes available and harmonises what may seem contrary energies within us and makes a spiritual life possible. Wolf at the Door offers a friendly and nurturing way of exploring this essential human faculty through writing, with the help of a little meditation and ritual. No writing experience is necessary, just a willingness to step through a door into new creative spaces, accompanied by experienced guides.

More info: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/wolf-at-the-door-online-writing-weekend/

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wolf-at-the-door-online-writing-weekend-tickets-113888633970


Mindfulness for Health: Online Course

Eight Tuesdays 18 August – 6 October, 2-4.30pm

This 8-week Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course is open to all but is particularly helpful for those with short or long-term physical health conditions, chronic pain and related stress. The course has benefited people with particular conditions such as back pain, diabetes, insomnia, chronic fatigue, migraines, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, menopause, cancer or other long-term illness.

More information: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/breathworks-mindfulness-for-health-online-course/2020-08-18/

Booking required: ttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breathworks-mindfulness-for-health-online-course-tickets-114603995636


A Transparent Heart: Exploring Metta and Insight in Meditation

Six Wednesdays 19 August – 23 September, 7-9.15pm

“To miss the link between metta and Insight is to miss the point of metta completely.” Sangharakshita

In Living with Kindness, Sangharakshita says that metta has the taste of freedom. All too often however, the metta-bhavana practice is seen as a preliminary practice to lay the groundwork of positive emotion for the ‘real’ work of insight practice to start. In this course we will approach metta from an insight perspective right from the start to explore just how powerful and liberating this practice really is.

More information: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/a-transparent-heart-exploring-metta-and-insight-in-meditation/

By donation but please register here


The Psychology of Liberation: Bank Holiday Online Retreat

We have to start from where we are. The Abhidharma teachings help us to locate ourselves, to understand our minds in their current unenlightened states. It also presents an inspiring vision of what we can become. Thus the stage is set for the whole Buddhist path of ethics, meditation and wisdom. This path is a trajectory from the unenlightened human experience, through trust and confidence, to the five Wisdoms of the Archetypal Buddhas. Over the Bank holiday weekend retreat we will survey this rich and meaningful journey through talks, group exploration, meditation and ritual.

This retreat is for practitioners who are familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and the metta-bhavana and who are open to Buddhist ritual.

More information: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/the-psychology-of-liberation-bank-holiday-online-retreat/

By donation but please register here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *6/7/2020* The Centre will remain closed to the public until the end of September. We have an online programme of classes, retreats and courses. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest.