Introduction to Meditation: One-day Course

A friendly and informal day covering the essential aspects of Buddhist meditation. The day is suitable for newcomers to meditation as well as for those who have attended shorter sessions here or learned to meditate in other settings.

These one-day courses take place every few weeks and cover similar content to the six-week meditation foundation evening course, although the total class time is of course less. There will be help with finding a comfortable posture; short meditation periods building body and breath awareness; discussions and questions; and pointers for establishing a regular personal meditation practice.

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.

Mindfulness of Breathing

We will particularly focus on the mindfulness of breathing practice today, for developing awareness or mindfulness.

• More about meditation.
Mindfulness of Breathing handout – pdf format


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
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• Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch - doesn't have to be elaborate!
• 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.


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

A weekly practical and friendly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with a variety of teachers covering themes that run for a few weeks in stand-alone sessions. No need to book or bring anything special, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!

£6 full rate or £4 reduced rate if you can, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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


More about these Buddhism and Meditation Sessions

We mostly look at how Buddhism and meditation might help in our everyday lives, and around half the time will be spent in meditation, with full instructions and guidance. It’s a great way to check out whether you’d like to sign up for an evening course in Buddhism and meditation, or just a great start to your weekend! Read about our approach to Buddhism and the kinds of meditation we teach. 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 or 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.

17th August: The Noble Eightfold Path: Perfect Awareness, with Shakyajata and Kirstine
24th August: The Noble Eightfold Path: Perfect Samadhi, with Chandana and Karen
31st August: The Four Noble Truths: The truth of suffering, with Shakyajata and Karen
7th September: The Four Noble Truths: The truth of the causes of suffering, with Chandana and Kirstine
14th September: The Four Noble Truths: The truth of the end of suffering, with Chandana and Sal
21st September: The Four Noble Truths: The truth of the path leading to the end of suffering, with Mahabodhi


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 on 0161 834 9232, 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Evening 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Evening 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Evening 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, 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, just turn up a few minutes before - we start on time! .
 
£5 full rate, £3 reduced rate, depending on your circumstances and income. More information on prices
• 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 our Regular Meditation Sessions

We usually start by finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or on cushions, followed by a led body awareness meditation to help us settle into the present moment. Then a short, led meditation either focussing on mindfulness with the breath, or on developing kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others. Read more about meditation

The sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover and are suitable for total beginners, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come just once or as often as you like. They run every weekday lunchtime, Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening. We usually go ahead on bank holidays, but please check the website first. 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.


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 on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.