Daytime Buddhism & Meditation Class

Wed
10
Jul
|
10:35 am
-
12:30 pm
Free (suggested donation £7)
Come in person / Click to join on Zoom

Daytime Buddhism & Meditation Class

Wed
10
Jul
|
10:35 am
-
12:30 pm
Free (suggested donation £7)
Come in person / Click to join on Zoom

Join us for our weekly daytime class of Dharma teaching and practice, either in person at the LBC or live on Zoom.

This class is suitable for both newcomers and regulars.

For our Summer Term we will be looking at the Triratna Refuge Tree, exploring the different historical and archetypal figures on the Tree in a series of talks and workshops, each led by an experienced team member. The rich and diverse symbolism of the tree reminds us of what we go for refuge to as Buddhists. There will be opportunities for Q&A, discussion and feedback during the term.

The first Wednesday of every month remains our Practice Morning (suitable for those familiar with Puja, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana).

The class is led by Jyotismati, Kalyanavaca and Mangala, all of whom have many years of experience teaching and practising meditation and Buddhism.

To catch up on previous Wednesday class talks, please visit our shared DropBox folder: https://shorturl.at/pzBPS

Just turn up in person, or click on the button to join on Zoom.

The class is offered for free. If you wish you can make a donation at the Centre or visit the donate page on our website.

Crèche

We now offer a crèche during our Wednesday morning classes, for children aged 6 months to 5 years. It is supported by experienced and qualified staff.  

The Wednesday morning meditation class for adults starts at 10:35am (arrive from 10:15am to settle your child) and offers a session of 45 minutes, followed by a tea break and a Buddhist talk.  The crèche for children is next to the meditation area, so children will be nearby.  The  crèche is offered for free, with donations welcome. No need to book, just turn up!

Come in person

Doors open 15 minutes before the start. When you arrive, there'll be someone on reception to help you with any queries. There'll also be short breaks during most events.

Price

Free (suggested donation £7)
Moving beyond the exchange economy

We appreciate every amount people feel able to give, no matter how big or small and thank you for your generosity in helping pass on the benefits of the Buddha’s teachings.

Venue

Opening times

Reception hours | 10am-5pm | Mon to Sat
Evening Classes | 7pm to 9.30pm | Mon to Fri
Sunday events | Check event page for timings

Getting here

Our address is: 51 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, E20HU. The nearest tube stations within 5-10 minutes walk are Bethnal Green (Central Line and Overground), Cambridge Heath (Overground) and Stepney Green (District and Hammersmith & City lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from the centre.

How to book

Most of our events are by donation, you don't need to book just simply turn up on the day.

For courses and retreats, pre-booking online is recommended. There’s no need to print your e-ticket.

Plan your visit

Toilets
An accessible toilet is located in the building.

Cloakroom
You can leave your coats and bags in the cloakroom provided. We ask that you take your footwear off if you plan on entering the shrine room. Please bring any valuable items with you into the class.

Bookshop
There is a bookshop at reception which includes books on Buddhism, Meditation and Mindfulness as well as ritual items, incense and cards. We accept both cash and card.

Access

If you require wheelchair or step free assistance please let reception know upon arrival or call beforehand. Depending on which shrine rooms will be used a team member will be able to assist with the use a ramps and lifts in the building.

Eating and drinking

During some events tea and biscuits are served during breaks while on day retreats and festival days there is vegan lunch shared between all those present.

If you would like to eat before or after an event at the centre the Mandala cafe is next door to the London Buddhist Centre! The Mandala team are friends and Buddhists, and this is a non-profit venture (we are a registered charity) so do come along and experience the unique and friendly atmosphere.

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 3.30pm
Sunday CLOSED