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Colours, Sounds, Symbols of Enlightenment: Six Week Workshop Starts

Wed 31st Jan : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£35 – £95
Buddha mandala

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Colours, Sounds and Symbols of Enlightenment

If our imagination came vividly to life, so that our whole sense of the world burst into flower, then the Five Buddhas would not be symbols at all, but majestic presences filling our lives with light and wisdom

When pure light meets a crystal, it refracts into a spectrum of colours, revealing facets of light itself, unique and distinctive, yet not separate. The awakened mind finds expression in a multitude of shapes, colours and sounds. In this workshop we will be contacting and cultivating our individual imaginal faculty while exploring its expression in our buddhist heritage.

We will contact the mythic realm by exploring our responses to the Five Buddhas; to their wisdoms, their female counterparts, symbols, mudras, or hand gestures, mantras, and more.

A New Six Week Workshop

Sanghadhara, Taralocana and friends will lead the workshop here in-person at the Buddhist Centre over six consecutive Wednesday evenings. It is open to anyone who has completed an Introduction to Buddhism course here, or are regulars at Tools for Living. Please get in touch if you’re not sure.

• Vessantara’s Meeting the Buddhas is an accompanying text for the workshop. If you’re booked on, you can buy this book at a discounted rate from our bookshop.

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The price for the six weeks is £95 standard rate / £65 concessionary / £35 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and through the pandemic we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Bookings will close at 3 pm on the day the course starts, or earlier if the course becomes fully-booked

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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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Wed 31st Jan
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£35 – £95
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom


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Going Further, Sangha
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