Tools for Living your Life, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical online 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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through the summer and autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living your Life, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical online 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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through the summer and autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living your Life, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical online 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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through the summer and autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living your Life, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical online 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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through the summer and autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Changing Ourselves, Changing Our World: Online Buddhism Six-week Course starts

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 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.

This course covers similar material and is equivalent to the Buddhism Foundation Course, so you can go on to Buddhism Going Deeper Courses after completing this one


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 6th October


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 does the Buddhism 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: Online Six-week Going Deeper Course Starts

Learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist meditation, with the theme this time of Compassion in Action. 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


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 6th October


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 your Life, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical online 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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through the summer and autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living your Life, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical online 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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through the summer and autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living your Life, Online

Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical online 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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through the summer and autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living: Not about Being Good

A practical course on how to live and what to do! No-one wants to feel like they’re being told what to do – we like to think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn’t always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn’t fixed. We’re creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind, meaning we can shape our future.

Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to act in ways that flourish our lives and contribute to the lives of those around us. You will also learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices. Team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises will give us the tools to become more like the person we want to be. No preparation is required, but you may want to read Subhadramati’s Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Not about Being Good is a series of six sessions in our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. It’s suitable for anyone and everyone! Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here for the first session, each week stands alone. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers. We’ll be here online through into the autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living: Not about Being Good

A practical course on how to live and what to do! No-one wants to feel like they’re being told what to do – we like to think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn’t always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn’t fixed. We’re creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind, meaning we can shape our future.

Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to act in ways that flourish our lives and contribute to the lives of those around us. You will also learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices. Team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises will give us the tools to become more like the person we want to be. No preparation is required, but you may want to read Subhadramati’s Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Not about Being Good is a series of six sessions in our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. It’s suitable for anyone and everyone! Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here for the first session, each week stands alone. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers. We’ll be here online through into the autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living: Not about Being Good

A practical course on how to live and what to do! No-one wants to feel like they’re being told what to do – we like to think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn’t always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn’t fixed. We’re creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind, meaning we can shape our future.

Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to act in ways that flourish our lives and contribute to the lives of those around us. You will also learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices. Team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises will give us the tools to become more like the person we want to be. No preparation is required, but you may want to read Subhadramati’s Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Not about Being Good is a series of six sessions in our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. It’s suitable for anyone and everyone! Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here for the first session, each week stands alone. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers. We’ll be here online through into the autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living: Not about Being Good

A practical course on how to live and what to do! No-one wants to feel like they’re being told what to do – we like to think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn’t always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn’t fixed. We’re creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind, meaning we can shape our future.

Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to act in ways that flourish our lives and contribute to the lives of those around us. You will also learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices. Team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises will give us the tools to become more like the person we want to be. No preparation is required, but you may want to read Subhadramati’s Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Not about Being Good is a series of six sessions in our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. It’s suitable for anyone and everyone! Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here for the first session, each week stands alone. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers. We’ll be here online through into the autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

No Tools for Living your Life on 15th August

Sorry, no session this week – hope to see you on the 22nd.


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. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. We’ll be here online through into the autumn.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living: Not about Being Good

A practical course on how to live and what to do! No-one wants to feel like they’re being told what to do – we like to think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn’t always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn’t fixed. We’re creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind, meaning we can shape our future.

Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to act in ways that flourish our lives and contribute to the lives of those around us. You will also learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices. Team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises will give us the tools to become more like the person we want to be. No preparation is required, but you may want to read Subhadramati’s Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Not about Being Good is a series of six sessions in our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. It’s suitable for anyone and everyone! Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here for the first session, each week stands alone. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers. We’ll be here online through into the autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living: Not about Being Good

A practical course on how to live and what to do! No-one wants to feel like they’re being told what to do – we like to think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn’t always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn’t fixed. We’re creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind, meaning we can shape our future.

Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to act in ways that flourish our lives and contribute to the lives of those around us. You will also learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices. Team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises will give us the tools to become more like the person we want to be. No preparation is required, but you may want to read Subhadramati’s Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Not about Being Good is a series of six sessions in our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. It’s suitable for anyone and everyone! Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here for the first session, each week stands alone. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers. We’ll be here online through into the autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

Tools for Living: Why I am a Buddhist

I believe that humanity is basically one. I believe that it is possible for any human being to communicate with any other human being, to feel for another human being, to be friends with any other human being. Sangharakshita

Why I am a Buddhist is part of our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. This week we’ll hear what inspires people to follow Buddhist teachings. There’ll be short talks, discussion, a question and answer session and meditation.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Tools for Living is suitable for anyone and everyone! Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit these core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come for one Saturday or as many as you like. Sessions are usually led by Suryaka, Shakyajata and friends and will continue online through the summer and autumn, but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.


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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639


Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

8th August: Not about Being Good - Why have ethical precepts?
15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: New six-week theme begins

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

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, so you can go on to Buddhism Going Deeper Courses after completing this one


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