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Young Buddhists – Ancient Texts, Timeless Wisdom: Six-week Course starts
Mon 19th Apr : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instead of our usual check in session, this week will be the first in our six-week course looking at Buddhist texts with Ratnaguna. He says:
Not many people I know read traditional Buddhist texts. This is understandable because they can seem inaccessible at first, coming as they do from cultures very different from our own.
My purpose is to introduce you to some of these texts and be a guide on a series of short journeys into them. My hope is that, having seen their value you will want to journey further into them on your own, or with some friends.
It’s not that I think you should read them because they’ll be good for you (although they may be). I think you may want to read them when you see how enjoyable it is to do so, once you’ve got over the initial problem of style.
We’ll look at texts from a few different traditions so that you get an idea of the richness and diversity of the Buddhist tradition. – Pali (early Buddhism), Mahayana, Vajrayana, and from different cultures – Indian, Tibetan, possibly Chinese, Japanese (I haven’t decided which texts to look at yet so I can’t be sure!)
Whether you’re completely new to Buddhism and meditation or an old hand, these sessions are for you! You’ll get the most from the sessions if you come to them all, so do try to commit to the whole six weeks.
Who is the Centre’s Young Buddhists Group for?
Anyone aged 18 to 35. We also have a Manchester Young Buddhists group on Facebook.
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