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Introduction to Meditation: One-day Course

Sat 12th Jan, 2019 : 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

£20 – £50
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A friendly and informal day covering the essential aspects of Buddhist meditation. The day is suitable for newcomers to meditation as well as for those who have attended shorter sessions here or learned to meditate in other settings.

£50 full rate, £40 mid rate, £20 low rate. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income.
These one-day courses take place every few weeks and cover similar content to the six-week meditation foundation evening course, although the total class time is of course less. There will be help with finding a comfortable posture; short meditation periods building body and breath awareness; discussions and questions; and pointers for establishing a regular personal meditation practice.

Metta Bhavana practice

We will particularly focus on the Metta Bhavana practice today, for developing positive feelings towards ourselves and others. Although the day is suitable for complete beginners, it is also appropriate for those who have already learned the mindfulness of breathing practice but not the Metta Bhavana, and for those who have attended taster sessions here.

• More about meditation
Metta Bhavana handout – pdf format

Booking your Place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• 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 making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
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• Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch - doesn't have to be elaborate!
• Otherwise, 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.

Problem paying?

We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

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


Sat 12th Jan, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
£20 – £50
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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Open to all, Newcomers
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Intro Meditation Day Jan 19£50Full Rate
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Intro Meditation Day Jan 19£40Mid Rate
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Intro Meditation Day Jan 19£20Low Rate

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