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Buddha Day Festival 2020

Sun 10th May : 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Vajra Hall Buddha

Our most important festival of the year – a celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start.

There will be daily Pujas at 6 – 7 pm in the week leading up to the festival, starting on Monday 4th May. Come to all, any or none.

No charge, but as an unfunded charity, we rely on the generosity of people who use and value the Centre to help cover running costs, over £6,000 a week. We will welcome donations on the day and beyond.

Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Can you help out on the Day?

We often need friendly Sangha members to help make this sort of event run smoothly. Much of the work is done before and after, so you'd still be able to join in with everyone else. Please contact Sundeep on sundeep@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk if you are interested in joining the organising team. Thank you!

Buddha Day Festival Programme

Programme is provisional and timings may change. Please be here in good time for a 2 pm start in the Lotus Hall.

12.30: Shared lunch: There will be a lunch break during the day, but given the current circumstances, we are asking people not to bring vegetarian food to share. Instead, we ask that you simply bring your own vegetarian food for lunch. Alternatively, there are many places nearby where you can buy lunch. 
2 pm: Introduction, talk, tea break or silent time in shrine room, meditation, reflection, Puja
5.30: End

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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.


Sun 10th May
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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