Tools for Living your Life

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

£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.

The Six Perfections

11th May: Generosity, with Mahabodhi
18th May: Ethics, with Shakyajata and Bridie
25th May: Forbearance, with Chandana and Kirstine
1st June: Energy
8th June: Concentration, with Shakyajata and Kirstine
15th June: Wisdom, with Chandana

The Noble Eightfold Path

22nd June: Perfect Vision, with Lynne-Marie and Kirstine
29th June: Perfect Emotion
6th July: Perfect Speech
13th July: Perfect Action
20th July: Perfect Livelihood
27th July: Perfect Effort
3rd August: Perfect Awareness
10th August: Perfect Samadhi


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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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.

Tools for Living your Life

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

£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.

The Six Perfections

11th May: Generosity, with Mahabodhi
18th May: Ethics, with Shakyajata and Bridie
25th May: Forbearance, with Chandana and Kirstine
1st June: Energy
8th June: Concentration, with Shakyajata and Kirstine
15th June: Wisdom, with Chandana

The Noble Eightfold Path

22nd June: Perfect Vision, with Lynne-Marie and Kirstine
29th June: Perfect Emotion
6th July: Perfect Speech
13th July: Perfect Action
20th July: Perfect Livelihood
27th July: Perfect Effort
3rd August: Perfect Awareness
10th August: Perfect Samadhi


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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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 - these sessions used to be known as A Taste of Meditation. 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
• 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.