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Event Series Event Series: Living the Suttas

Living the Suttas – Exploring Ancient Buddhist Texts

Sun 30th Jun : 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Old Scrolls

Dharmakarunya leads a monthly discussion group here at the Buddhist Centre for Mitras and Order Members wanting to understand more deeply the teachings of the suttas, and put them into practice in their lives. There’s no need to book, just turn up from 1 pm onwards. It's always safest to check the website before setting off in case the details have changed.

The suttas we’re studying are all available online, usually from Access to Insight. Once today’s sutta is listed here, please read it in advance and bring a print or virtual copy with you.

Dates and Suttas

12th May: Mahanama Sutta: To Mahanama (Postponed, new date to follow)
30th June: Sabbasava Sutta: All the Fermentations
1st September: Name of Sutta to follow

Living the Suttas

The suttas of the Pali Canon provide our most direct link to the Buddha; his enlightened mind speaking straight to our minds. The suttas are of immense value to our practice, yet we may find their form and language unfamiliar in the twenty-first century world. Approaching the suttas together can help us understand their meaning and apply the teachings in our practice.

We will (re-) discover the suttas together in a friendly, informal and practical way, and reading the sutta in advance will help us go more deeply into the words of the Buddha.

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 at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Supporting the Buddhist Centre

There is no charge to attend but we deeply appreciate donations. You can make regular or one-off online donations here; contactless card donations on our first-floor donation station next to the lift; or leave cash in the box by the till. Thank you, and do please get in touch with any queries.


Sun 30th Jun
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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Suitable for?
Mitras, GFR Mitras, Order Members
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