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Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention 2019

Sun 29th Sep : 9:15 am - 5:00 pm

Transforming Uncertainty and Conflict Poster

One Root Many Branches

Once again we join local Buddhists from many traditions for a day of shared practice and friendship, a unique event in the UK with the theme this year of Buddhism: Transforming Uncertainty and Conflict. The Convention is open to members of local Buddhist Sanghas, students, and anyone interested in Buddhism. Through practice sessions, presentations, talks, workshops, ritual and dialogue we explore how Buddhist traditions, practices and individuals address live problems here and now.

The Convention is co-ordinated by an organising committee from many different traditions and has been running since 2006 in various venues. This year we are once again hosting it here at Manchester Buddhist Centre.

Booking your Place

Booking is essential please, through Eventbrite. Sorry, we can’t take bookings here at Manchester Buddhist Centre.

• More information on the Buddhist Convention’s website
• If you’re on Facebook, you can contact the organisers there, or on Twitter
• The programme for the day will be mailed nearer the time to everyone who has registered
• The organisers kindly ask for a £5 donation on the day to cover the vegan lunch and other essential costs. The Convention cannot take place without our support!

Can you help out on the Day?

We’ll need a team of volunteers from our Centre please, to help with setting up, making tea, washing up, guiding people round the building, tidying up afterwards and so on. It won’t be for all day and you’ll still be able to take part in the Convention. Please get in touch with Moksavadini on 0161 834 9232 x 23 or moksavadini@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk if you can join in. Thank you!

Buddhism: Transforming Uncertainty and Conflict

Uncertainty and conflict are common human problems, perhaps more now than ever before. Through its vision of human potential and practices, we will explore how Buddhism brings transformation to both world problems and inner problems. Buddhist philosophy’s power to transcend differences, polarisation, conflict, isolation and delusion; to offer a path for healing and renewal in the face of division, to finding the wisdom, courage and compassion needed to effect positive change in difficult times.

Contributors to Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention

• Triratna – Manchester Buddhist Centre
• Dechen – Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre
• The Peak Zen
• Manchester University Buddhist Society
• Tzu Chi
• Soka Gakkai International
• Buddhist Group of Kendal
• Community of Interbeing
• Stonewater Zen
• Samatha Centre, Chorlton
• Buddhist Society Of Manchester, Sale
• Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Trust

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 29th Sep
9:15 am - 5:00 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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