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Meditation Weekend with Paramananda

Sat 19th Sep : 10:00 am - Sun 20th Sep : 4:30 pm

£25 – £90
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Author of several best-selling books, including the classics Change your Mind and Myth of Meditation, Paramananda returns to Manchester, bringing the wisdom of three decades of teaching Buddhist meditation. The weekend is non-residential and runs at the same times each day.

Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we experience ourselves and the way in which we see and are in the world. He contends that the historical Buddha offered not a panacea for the ills of his time but rather a radical alternative way of living in the world, still as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago. At the very heart of this radical vision is the art of meditation.

Who is this Weekend for?

It's suitable for anyone familiar with the two meditation practices we teach here - Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana - and with at least six months regular meditation practice. Intensive meditation weekends may bring up difficult issues though, so if you have a diagnosed or suspected mental health condition, or are at a painful point in your life, please talk to us before you book, so that we can make sure that this weekend is going to be the best thing for you at this time.

Prices

The price for the weekend is £90 standard rate; £60 concessionary; £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.
 

Can you help out on the Day?

If you're thinking of booking, we often need one or two friendly Sangha members to take on the practical organisation of this sort of event, and who then have a free place. Much of the work is done before and after, so you'd still be able to join in with everyone else. Please contact Sundeep on sundeep@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk if you are interested in joining the organising team. Thank you!
 

Book early!

Paramananda has been running annual weekends at the Centre for over ten years now and they are always very popular, so do book early to avoid disappointment. Online bookings may close a few days before. To be fair to everybody, we don’t normally take bookings for a single day, although this may become possible just before the weekend if there are still places available – give us a ring on the Friday.

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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• There will be a lunch break during the day, but given the current circumstances, we are asking people not to bring vegetarian food to share. Instead, we ask that you simply bring your own vegetarian food for lunch. Alternatively, there are many places nearby where you can buy lunch. 


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

Tickets

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Paramananda Weekend Sep 2020
Age 18-25
£ 25
Unlimited
Paramananda Weekend Sep 2020
Standard
£ 90
Unlimited
Paramananda Weekend Sep 2020
Concession
£ 60
Unlimited

Details

Start:
Sat 19th Sep : 10:00 am
End:
Sun 20th Sep : 4:30 pm
Cost:
£25 – £90
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Venue

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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Phone:
01618349232

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info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
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