Buddhism: Six-week Foundation Course Starts

Learn about the Buddha’s vision and the basics of meditation in a friendly foundation course over six Tuesday evenings.
 
£90 full rate, £65 mid rate, or £35 low rate, for the six weeks. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income. Six-week courses take place several times a year, usually with a short break over the summer.

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

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.

Handouts for Buddhism Foundation Course (pdf format)

• Read the course handouts

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 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


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

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?.

£90 full rate, £65 mid rate, or £35 low rate, for the six weeks. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income. Six-week courses take place several times a year, usually with a short break over the summer.
 
The course is for people who have completed a Buddhism Foundation or Level 1 course and also provides further meditation practice and time for questions and discussion.

• Read more about Going Deeper
• Read the Course Handouts


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


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 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

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 different topic and teacher each time and plenty of chance for questions. No need to book or bring anything special, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time! Sorry, no session on 16th February

• £6 full rate or £4 low rate if you can, depending on your circumstances and income
• 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.

January 2019: The Samgrahavastus – the Four Means of Unification

5th January: Generosity with Shakyajata and Karen
12th January: Affectionate speech with Chandana and Bridie
19th January: Beneficial activity with Mahabodhi
26th January: Exemplification with Chandana and Kirstine

February to March: The Five Ethical Precepts

2nd February: Introduction to Buddhist ethics with Shakyajata and Bridie
9th February: Deeds of loving-kindness with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th February: No class
23rd February: Open-handed generosity with Aparajita and Bridie
2nd March: Stillness, simplicity and contentment with Chandana and Kirstine
9th March: Truthful communication with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th March: Mindfulness, clear and radiant with Shakyajata and Karen


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.

Introduction to Buddhism: One-day Course

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

£50 full rate, £40 mid rate, £20 low rate. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income.

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
• 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.


Buddhism and Meditation

The theme this time will be the Threefold Path of ethics, meditation and wisdom. As well as an introduction to Buddhist teaching, the day will provide practical instruction in Buddhist meditation practice.

These one-day courses take place around twice a year and cover similar content to the six-week Buddhism level 1 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.

• More about Buddhism
Course handout – pdf format


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 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


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 different topic and teacher each time and plenty of chance for questions. No need to book or bring anything special, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time! Sorry, no session on 16th February

• £6 full rate or £4 low rate if you can, depending on your circumstances and income
• 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.

January 2019: The Samgrahavastus – the Four Means of Unification

5th January: Generosity with Shakyajata and Karen
12th January: Affectionate speech with Chandana and Bridie
19th January: Beneficial activity with Mahabodhi
26th January: Exemplification with Chandana and Kirstine

February to March: The Five Ethical Precepts

2nd February: Introduction to Buddhist ethics with Shakyajata and Bridie
9th February: Deeds of loving-kindness with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th February: No class
23rd February: Open-handed generosity with Aparajita and Bridie
2nd March: Stillness, simplicity and contentment with Chandana and Kirstine
9th March: Truthful communication with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th March: Mindfulness, clear and radiant with Shakyajata and Karen


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.

Tools for Living your Life

A weekly practical and friendly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with a different topic and teacher each time and plenty of chance for questions. No need to book or bring anything special, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time! Sorry, no session on 16th February

• £6 full rate or £4 low rate if you can, depending on your circumstances and income
• 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.

January 2019: The Samgrahavastus – the Four Means of Unification

5th January: Generosity with Shakyajata and Karen
12th January: Affectionate speech with Chandana and Bridie
19th January: Beneficial activity with Mahabodhi
26th January: Exemplification with Chandana and Kirstine

February to March: The Five Ethical Precepts

2nd February: Introduction to Buddhist ethics with Shakyajata and Bridie
9th February: Deeds of loving-kindness with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th February: No class
23rd February: Open-handed generosity with Aparajita and Bridie
2nd March: Stillness, simplicity and contentment with Chandana and Kirstine
9th March: Truthful communication with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th March: Mindfulness, clear and radiant with Shakyajata and Karen


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.

Tools for Living your Life

A weekly practical and friendly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with a different topic and teacher each time and plenty of chance for questions. No need to book or bring anything special, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time! Sorry, no session on 16th February

• £6 full rate or £4 low rate if you can, depending on your circumstances and income
• 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.

January 2019: The Samgrahavastus – the Four Means of Unification

5th January: Generosity with Shakyajata and Karen
12th January: Affectionate speech with Chandana and Bridie
19th January: Beneficial activity with Mahabodhi
26th January: Exemplification with Chandana and Kirstine

February to March: The Five Ethical Precepts

2nd February: Introduction to Buddhist ethics with Shakyajata and Bridie
9th February: Deeds of loving-kindness with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th February: No class
23rd February: Open-handed generosity with Aparajita and Bridie
2nd March: Stillness, simplicity and contentment with Chandana and Kirstine
9th March: Truthful communication with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th March: Mindfulness, clear and radiant with Shakyajata and Karen


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.

Tools for Living your Life

A weekly practical and friendly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with a different topic and teacher each time and plenty of chance for questions. No need to book or bring anything special, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time! Sorry, no session on 16th February

• £6 full rate or £4 low rate if you can, depending on your circumstances and income
• 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.

January 2019: The Samgrahavastus – the Four Means of Unification

5th January: Generosity with Shakyajata and Karen
12th January: Affectionate speech with Chandana and Bridie
19th January: Beneficial activity with Mahabodhi
26th January: Exemplification with Chandana and Kirstine

February to March: The Five Ethical Precepts

2nd February: Introduction to Buddhist ethics with Shakyajata and Bridie
9th February: Deeds of loving-kindness with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th February: No class
23rd February: Open-handed generosity with Aparajita and Bridie
2nd March: Stillness, simplicity and contentment with Chandana and Kirstine
9th March: Truthful communication with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th March: Mindfulness, clear and radiant with Shakyajata and Karen


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.

Tools for Living your Life

A weekly practical and friendly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with a different topic and teacher each time and plenty of chance for questions. No need to book or bring anything special, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time! Sorry, no session on 16th February

• £6 full rate or £4 low rate if you can, depending on your circumstances and income
• 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.

January 2019: The Samgrahavastus – the Four Means of Unification

5th January: Generosity with Shakyajata and Karen
12th January: Affectionate speech with Chandana and Bridie
19th January: Beneficial activity with Mahabodhi
26th January: Exemplification with Chandana and Kirstine

February to March: The Five Ethical Precepts

2nd February: Introduction to Buddhist ethics with Shakyajata and Bridie
9th February: Deeds of loving-kindness with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th February: No class
23rd February: Open-handed generosity with Aparajita and Bridie
2nd March: Stillness, simplicity and contentment with Chandana and Kirstine
9th March: Truthful communication with Mahabodhi and Kirstine
16th March: Mindfulness, clear and radiant with Shakyajata and Karen


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.

Buddhism: Six-week Foundation Course Starts

Learn about the Buddha’s vision and the basics of meditation in a friendly foundation course over six Tuesday evenings.
 
£90 full rate, £65 mid rate, or £35 low rate, for the six weeks. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income. Six-week courses take place several times a year, usually with a short break over the summer.

As well as an introduction to Buddhist teaching, this course provides practical instruction in two Buddhist meditation practices to develop awareness and positivity.
• Read more about Buddhism and our courses.
• Read the course handouts
 

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.


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 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


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

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