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Buddhism: Six-week Foundation Course Starts

Tue 1st Sep : 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

£25 – £90
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We're not sure yet whether this event will go ahead online or in person at the Centre, as we're closed until at least 30th June due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We're updating the site regularly so please come back and check frequently, and join our mailing list to stay up to date with new and changed events.

Changing Ourselves, Changing Our World

More than just a course. It is like opening a new doorway to reality and greater peace of mind” – past participant

Learn about the Buddha’s vision and the basics of meditation in a friendly foundation course over six Tuesday evenings. As well as an introduction to Buddhist teaching, this course provides practical instruction in two Buddhist meditation practices to develop mindfulness and positivity. Six-week courses take place several times through the year, with occasional breaks at holiday times. This year there’s also a four-week Saturday afternoon alternative in May.


The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Booking your Place

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• 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
• Read the course handouts in printable pdf format

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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Buddhism Six Week Course 1.9.20.
Standard rate
£ 90
Buddhism Six Week Course 1.9.20.
£ 60
Buddhism Six Week Course 1.9.20.
Age 18-25
£ 25


Tue 1st Sep
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
£25 – £90
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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