Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, here in-person at the Centre. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation. There's often a one-week break between each series, so do check before setting out.

Dates and Themes

We're currently looking at Medicine for a Troubled Mind: The Five Hindrances and their Antidotes
22nd June: Overcoming Lack of Motivation and Laziness
29th June: Calming down Worry and Agitation
6th July: Breaking through Doubt and Indecisiveness
13th July: No session
20th July: New series begins - details to follow
24th August, 31st August: No session

Everyone Welcome, We're here most Saturdays

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us once or as often as you like. There's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a general introduction to the theme.

Prices

£8 standard rate or £6 concessionary rate
• Pay on the door - you don't need to book. Please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start
• Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you

Health Issues

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 deciding whether to attend.

Lunchtime Led Meditation

A regular short class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book. The class is held here in-person in the Centre's Lotus Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

More Information

• Price is £4
• We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help
• Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time


About Meditation

Meditation can help us develop mindfulness, kindness, clarity, positivity, and can enable us to gain a bigger perspective on life. Whether online or in the same space, meditating together can help us feel connected with others, whatever our situation.

There’s more about Buddhist meditation on our meditation page and there's usually a bit of time at the end of the session to ask questions or talk about how it went.

• If you'd also like an unguided daily morning sit, the Buddhist Centre Live offers online open meditation, 7.30 - 8.15 am, Monday to Saturday


Health Issues

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 deciding whether to attend.