Support for your Meditation Practice


A Chance to talk One to One about your Practice

If you’re struggling to establish a meditation practice at home, to deepen it or take it further without the support of classes while the Buddhist Centre’s closed, we are offering some one-to-one meditation chats, or reviews, with an Order Member, online on Zoom.

Dayanandi and Sanghadhara can offer two online chats of twenty minutes each, to Mitras and to people who have taken part, or are currently taking part, in Going Deeper courses. They would probably be at the same time of day a week apart. You may know Sanghadhara from Going Deeper, and Dayanandi is a Dharmacharini with many years’ experience of meditation and retreats.

What is a Meditation Review?

It is just very helpful to talk about our meditation practice! It makes us more conscious of what we are experiencing in meditation and helps us to think through how we can meet challenges or build on positive experiences. Meditation has the potential to be a real source of nourishment and peace, but when we’re really anxious it can feel impossible to meditate! Talking about it and sharing ideas can really help. These sorts of meditation reviews or chats often take place on residential meditation retreats but not usually in our day to day lives. These are not ordinary times though, and Dayanandi and Sanghadhara felt that they could help support the Sangha as we live through them.

Dayanandi and Sanghadhara say:

Meditation reviews are usually short – on retreats they may only be ten minutes long – to encourage us to focus only on meditation rather than being side-tracked to other topics. It really works to stay focussed. We thought twenty minutes might be better here though, as we are not on retreat, and are coming into it cold.¬†Ideally we’ll use Zoom, a good quality online video communication system which is easy to use, and we can help with it if needed. They could be done by phone or What’sApp instead if necessary. We will arrange twenty minute reviews with five minutes between.

Initial Schedule

  • Mondays, with Sanghadhara: 6:50pm; 7:15pm; 7:40pm
  • Tuesdays, with Dayanandi: 4.45pm; 5.10pm; 5.35pm
  • Wednesdays, with Dayanandi: 2pm; 2.25pm; 2.50pm
  • Thursdays, with Sanghadhara: 1pm; 1:25pm; 1:50pm

Contacting Dayanandi and Sanghadhara

Just email one of them on or with the best time slots for you, giving as many as you can РDayanandi is on retreat from 11-18th May. They will get back to you with a Zoom link and date for the first one. There is no charge, but the opportunity is there to give Dana to the Buddhist Centre which is of course suffering financially at this time.

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ
0161 834 9232

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