West London Buddhist Centre

Buddhism and Meditation Events in June 2020

Published on May 11th 2020, in News

Our weekly online programme has been extended to include the following meditation and Buddhism webinars, workshops and courses.

Online Retreats

Trust your Mind – Online Weekend Retreat

Register in advance for this event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Friday 3 July 7pm – Sunday 5 July 5.30pm

Led by: Prajnanita and Ratnadeva

Zoom registration details pending

As Buddhist practitioners we are engaged in the task of getting to know our minds. But how do we go from knowing our minds to trusting our minds? The heart is crucial. In this weekend retreat we will be exploring Sraddha, our capacity to resonate wholeheartedly with the teaching of the Buddha, confident in our ability to transform and trusting enough to be held by the unknown.

 

Webinars

Know your Mind Webinars – Two Six-week Series of Online Study ‘Webinars’ 

Register in advance for this event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Series I: Six Wednesdays 13 May – 17 June, 7-9pm

Series II: Six Wednesdays 1 July – 5 August, 7-9pm 

Led by Prajnanita and Ratnadeva

These webinars are for those intrigued by the mind and the practical insights that Buddhist Psychology can offer.

Details: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/know-your-mind-webinars/

Intro Courses

Living with Change and Uncertainty – An Introduction to Buddhism

Six Wednesdays, 7-9.15pm starts Wednesday 3 June 

Led by Bodhilila                   

This six week online course is for those new to Buddhism or those familiar with some of the Buddha’s teachings who are interested in applying them in their everyday lives. The theme of the course will be the Threefold Path of ethics, meditation and wisdom – a practical, simple framework that can support us in every aspect of our lives.

Details: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/living-with-change-and-uncertainty/

 

Living with Kindness and Awareness – An Introduction to Meditation

You will need to register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudOmsrzkoEtAs8rHtz2DRT0rGXaUKRIIa

Six Saturdays 10.30am -12.30pm from 13 June 

Led by Bodhilila 

This is a course for those who want to learn to meditate from scratch. Meditation has been proven to have many beneficial effects on our health and wellbeing, including reducing stress, increasing emotional resilience and helping us to respond more creatively to challenges and difficult experiences. Learn to resource yourself and to become more grounded and calm while developing kindness and care towards others and yourself

Details: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/living-with-kindness-and-awareness/

 

Events

Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness

Saturday 27 June 2-5pm

By Donation

Led by Amitajyoti (Clare Barton-Harvey)

Register in advance for this workshop using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This online workshop offers an opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Experience how the two disciplines complement each other leading to greater clarity of perception, wonder and appreciation of the world around us. During the workshop we will explore a variety of ways to stimulate a fresh and playful response to mindfulness and drawing. There will be a series of guided drawing exercises exploring: the role of body awareness, sensitivity to materials, and the world around us.

Suitable for those familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana practices, complete beginners to drawing or those with experience in drawing who’d like to explore their practice in this way. All you need is a biro pen and the back of an envelope! and two or three things from home e.g. a shell/rock/feather/flowers/wood… that you find interesting, or that have meaning for you. If you have other drawing materials e.g. pencils, paper, pencil sharpener, eraser, charcoal, then bring them too!

Amitajyoti has been practising mindfulness for 26 years and was ordained into Triratna Buddhist Order 16 years ago. She is an artist trained to MA level and has been teaching drawing and mindfulness for beginners as well as experienced practitioners for over 15 years, in a variety of locations including our Triratna Centres, The National Gallery, British Museum and the City Literary Institute. www.cbarton-harvey.co.uk

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.

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