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Imagining the Buddha: Day 1

Tue 14th May : 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vajra Hall Buddha

Acharashraddha and Vishangka offer a week of pujas and readings to help us to connect more with the Buddha and his life. Five daily events and periods of practice lead up to Buddha Day, our most important festival of the year. No need to book or to come to them all – just turn up to as many or as few as you like. Tonight’s reading will be a Jataka Tale, followed by a Sevenfold Puja dedicated to Shakyamuni.

Who is the event for?

It’s for Order members, Mitras and Centre regulars who have completed a Buddhism Going Deeper course. Please get in touch if you’re not sure.

Most Worthy of Gifts, Most Mighty of Spirits: Imagining the Buddha

Starting with tales of the Buddha’s previous lives, commonly known as Jataka Tales, we’ll contact the qualities that lead to enlightenment. We’ll then move into a period of praising the Buddha, expressing gratitude for what we have been given. On Buddha Day itself we will hear the story of the Buddha’s quest for enlightenment and his awakening.

He has severed craving and become the Enlightened One,
cleared of all fumes, completely untainted;
Most worthy of gifts, most mighty of spirits,
most perfect of persons, beyond estimation;
The greatest in grandeur, attained the peak of glory:
The Blessed One is he, and I am his disciple.

Upali Sutta
Majjhima Nikaya

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Tue 14th May
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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