Buddhism: Six-week Going Deeper Course Starts

Learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist meditation, with the theme this time of Compassion in ActionHere is what Chandana, one of the course leaders, has to say about it:

This course begins with the Buddha’s lifelong project: “I teach suffering and its end”. Over six weeks, we’ll see how compassion, for Buddhists, is the necessary counterpart to wisdom. Compassion is closely related to the “sublime abodes” of kindness (metta), sympathetic joy and equanimity – we’ll practice meditations on all four, and explore how they can weaken our clinging to self, suggest a radical alternative to society’s individualism and provide an answer to the suffering of our mind-made world.

The course is for people who have completed a Buddhism Foundation course and also provides further meditation practice and time for questions and discussion.

Excellent course and very well delivered” – past participant

• Read more about Going Deeper
• Read the Course Handouts


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Buddhism: Foundation Day Course

We're not sure yet whether this event will go ahead online or in person at the Centre, as we're closed until at least 30th June due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We're updating the site regularly so please come back and check frequently, and join our mailing list to stay up to date with new and changed events.

Not by hatred are hatreds pacified here in the world. They are pacified by love. This is the eternal law” – The Buddha

Learn about the Buddha’s message, the tools to live by it, and the basics of meditation in a friendly and structured day.

These one-day courses take place around twice a year and cover similar content to the six-week Buddhism foundation course, although the total class time is of course less. The day is suitable for newcomers to Buddhism and meditation as well as for those who have attended shorter sessions here or learned to meditate in other settings. It may also be of interest to anyone who has attended a similar day with a different theme.

Prices

The price for the day is £45 standard rate / £30 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy
• There will be a lunch break during the day, but given the current circumstances, we are asking people not to bring vegetarian food to share. Instead, we ask that you simply bring your own vegetarian food for lunch. Alternatively, there are many places nearby where you can buy lunch. 
• Otherwise, You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.


Buddhism and Meditation

Buddhism offers both a vision of what a human being can become and a path to help us grow towards that ideal. On this day we’ll explore the simplest and most general formulation of the path: the Threefold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Most importantly, we’ll learn how we might follow this path and change our lives for the better. As well as an introduction to Buddhist teaching, the day will provide practical instruction in Buddhist meditation practices for developing mindfulness and positivity.

• More about Buddhism
Course handout – pdf format


What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Buddhism: Six-week Foundation Course Starts

We're not sure yet whether this event will go ahead online or in person at the Centre, as we're closed until at least 30th June due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We're updating the site regularly so please come back and check frequently, and join our mailing list to stay up to date with new and changed events.

Changing Ourselves, Changing Our World

More than just a course. It is like opening a new doorway to reality and greater peace of mind” – past participant

Learn about the Buddha’s vision and the basics of meditation in a friendly foundation course over six Tuesday evenings. As well as an introduction to Buddhist teaching, this course provides practical instruction in two Buddhist meditation practices to develop mindfulness and positivity. Six-week courses take place several times through the year, with occasional breaks at holiday times. This year there’s also a four-week Saturday afternoon alternative in May.


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy
• You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.


What does the Buddhism Foundation Course cover?

We explore who the Buddha was – how he sought an answer to the problem of human suffering, and found it through the experience that Buddhists call Awakening. We’ll ask what this word means and how the Buddha, having found it for himself, found ways of communicating it to others, right down to ourselves, through teachings that apply directly to human beings, independent of time or culture.

• Read more about Buddhism and our courses
• Read the course handouts in printable pdf format


What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Buddhism: Six-week Going Deeper Course Starts

We're not sure yet whether this event will go ahead online or in person at the Centre, as we're closed until at least 30th June due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We're updating the site regularly so please come back and check frequently, and join our mailing list to stay up to date with new and changed events.

Learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist meditation, with the theme this time of Vision and Transformation: The Buddha’s Eightfold Path The course is for people who have completed a Buddhism Foundation course and also provides further meditation practice and time for questions and discussion.

Excellent course and very well delivered” – past participant

• Read more about Going Deeper
• Read the Course Handouts


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Finding Freedom in Difficult Times: Online Buddhism Six-week Course starts

Ordinary life can be hard, but things are particularly difficult right now for many of us. What can Buddhism and meditation offer in times of crisis?

The Buddha found a way to transform anxiety into ease, hate into love, despair into hope and ignorance into wisdom. He found a path that can be followed all the way to enlightenment and, best of all, he discovered that this path can be walked by anyone.  Come and find out how!

As well as an introduction to Buddhist teaching, this course provides practical instruction in two Buddhist meditation practices to develop mindfulness and positivity.

• Read more about Buddhism and our courses

This course covers similar material and is equivalent to the Buddhism Foundation Course, meaning that you can progress to Buddhism Going Deeper Courses once it has been completed.


Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online courses are interactive and involve small group work as well as opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. You will need a working camera and mic on your device to take part in this course
We'll email you the Zoom link to join the course once you've booked
Bookings will close at 4 pm on 7th July


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Buddhism: Online Six-week Going Deeper Course starts

Excellent course and very well delivered” – past participant

Learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist meditation, with the theme this time of Triratna – A New Voice: Who are the Triratna Buddhist Community?. The course is for people who have completed a Buddhism Foundation course and also provides further meditation practice and time for questions and discussion.

• Read more about Going Deeper


Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online courses are interactive and involve small group work as well as opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. You will need a working camera and mic on your device to take part in this course
We'll email you the Zoom link to join the course once you've booked
• Bookings will close at 4 pm on 7th July


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to join us on the online retreat

Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to join us on the online retreat

Tools for Living in Challenging Times is on Retreat!

There’s no online Tools for Living session today as the team and many regular attenders will be joining the Centre’s online Sangha Retreat this weekend. If you’re familiar with the two meditations we teach here and are open to Buddhist ritual you’re very welcome to come on the virtual retreat with us. Newcomers please join us at Tools next week, we’d love to see you.

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to come on the virtual retreat with us

Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to join us on the online retreat

Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to join us on the online retreat

Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to join us on the online retreat

Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to join us on the online retreat

Dharma Wondrous Strange: Great Creatures of the Deep

The last in his series of talks on Dharma Wondrous Strange, Ratnaguna will conclude with Great Creatures of the Deep! Everyone welcome to join us at this online talk from one of our most experienced practitioners. You can listen to the other talks here

A new series of Friday night talks, this time from Taravandana, starts on 29th May.

Programme

7 pm: Ratnaguna’s talk
7.45: Break
8 pm: Questions and answers or group discussion
9 pm: End


Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the talk


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Dharma Wondrous Strange

Ratnaguna has very generously offered to give a series of eight talks, called Dharma Wondrous Strange, in which he’ll tell us eight wonderful things about the Dharma – or the Buddha’s teachings. Not to be missed!

About Ratnaguna

Ratnaguna is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and has been practising Buddhism for over forty years. He was one of the founders of the Manchester Buddhist Centre and also lived and worked for some years in a study retreat centre in North Wales. He is the author of the Art of Reflection and Great Faith, Great Wisdom, both published through Windhorse Publications.

Buddhism: Online Six-week Going Deeper Course starts

Excellent course and very well delivered” – past participant

Learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist meditation, with the theme this time of The Journey and the Guide: Triratna’s System of Dharma Practice. The course is for people who have completed a Buddhism Foundation course and also provides further meditation practice and time for questions and discussion.

• Read more about Going Deeper


Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
We’ll email you the Zoom link to join the course once you’ve booked
• Bookings will close at 4 pm on 12th May


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Finding Freedom in Difficult Times: Online Buddhism Six-week Course starts

Ordinary life can be hard, but things are particularly difficult right now for many of us. What can Buddhism and meditation offer in times of crisis?

The Buddha found a way to transform anxiety into ease, hate into love, despair into hope and ignorance into wisdom. He found a path that can be followed all the way to enlightenment and, best of all, he discovered that this path can be walked by anyone.  Come and find out how!

As well as an introduction to Buddhist teaching, this course provides practical instruction in two Buddhist meditation practices to develop mindfulness and positivity.

• Read more about Buddhism and our courses

 This course covers similar material and is equivalent to the Buddhism Foundation Course, meaning that you can progress to Buddhism Going Deeper Courses once it has been completed.


Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
We’ll email you the Zoom link to join the course once you’ve booked
• Bookings will close at 4 pm on 12th May


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Read our Privacy Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Tools for Living Online: Buddha Day Special!

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Buddha Day Festival Special

Today our community celebrates our most important festival, Buddha Day, sometimes known as Wesak. 2,500 years ago, the Buddha shared what he had discovered about how we can live more satisfying and fulfilling lives, deeply engaged and responsive to the world around us with the ultimate aim to reduce our own and others’ suffering. What better way to connect with who the Buddha was and what he taught than through the theme of positive emotion – one of the eight limbs of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path or the Path of Vision and Transformation.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

2nd May: Vision and Transformation: Emotion, Ethics and Gratitude, with Suryaka
9th May: Vision and Transformation: Emotion and Imagination, with Suryaka and Shakyajata – A Buddha Day special!
16th May: Vision and Transformation: Right Speech, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
23rd May: Vision and Transformation: Action and Livelihood, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Mediation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata


Dharma Wondrous Strange: Delighting in the Dharma

Everyone welcome to join us at the seventh in this series of online talks from one of our most experienced practitioners – come to any or all of them. You can hear previous talks here

Programme

7 pm: Ratnaguna’s talk
7.45: Break
8 pm: Questions and answers or group discussion
9 pm: End


Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the talk


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Dharma Wondrous Strange

Ratnaguna has very generously offered to give a series of eight talks, called Dharma Wondrous Strange, in which he’ll tell us eight wonderful things about the Dharma – or the Buddha’s teachings. Not to be missed!

About Ratnaguna

Ratnaguna is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and has been practising Buddhism for over forty years. He was one of the founders of the Manchester Buddhist Centre and also lived and worked for some years in a study retreat centre in North Wales. He is the author of the Art of Reflection and Great Faith, Great Wisdom, both published through Windhorse Publications.

Session 2: Who was the Buddha? Questions and Answers for Curious Minds

A conversation between Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara

Tomorrow our community celebrates our most important festival, Buddha Day, sometimes known as Wesak.

On the lead up to Buddha Day, join us for this special event, as Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara discuss who the Buddha was, and why his life and teaching are still as relevant now as they were 2500 years ago.

Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara will be having another conversation on Thursday 7th May at the same time

This event will be suitable for people who don’t know much about the Buddha and his life but want to find out more. However, it’s also a great opportunity for anyone who’d like to hear from two experienced Buddhist practitioners, as they share their personal reflections about what the Buddha means to them. They’ll also be plenty of time for questions via the YouTube chatbox.

We’ll be delivering this session through our YouTube channel. You’ll need to be logged into YouTube if you want to interact with the session, so please do that beforehand if you’d like to ask a question to Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara – we’re sure they’d love to hear from you!

Take me to the live stream


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Session 1: Who was the Buddha? Questions and Answers for Curious Minds

A conversation between Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara

On Saturday, our community celebrates our most important festival, Buddha Day, sometimes known as Wesak.

On the lead up to Buddha Day, join us for this special event, as Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara discuss who the Buddha was, and why his life and teaching are still as relevant now as they were 2500 years ago.

Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara will be having another conversation tomorrow at the same time

This event will be suitable for people who don’t know much about the Buddha and his life but want to find out more. However, it’s also a great opportunity for anyone who’d like to hear from two experienced Buddhist practitioners, as they share their personal reflections about what the Buddha means to them. They’ll also be plenty of time for questions via the YouTube chatbox.

We’ll be delivering this session through our YouTube channel. You’ll need to be logged into YouTube if you want to interact with the session, so please do that beforehand if you’d like to ask a question to Ratnaguna and Sanghadhara – we’re sure they’d love to hear from you!

Take me to the live stream


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
Take me to the class


Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times

Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.

30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Meditation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
6th June: June’s theme to follow – the sessions are going well and we’ll be continuing them into the summer to help us navigate these current times using the Buddha’s teachings
13th June: No Tools session, as it is the Centre’s annual weekend retreat. Regulars at Tools who are familiar with the two meditations we teach and are open to Buddhist ritual are very welcome to join us on the online retreat