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Online Sangha Evening: A Dharmic Perspective on Race

Fri 13th Nov : 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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Ratnasagara and Suryaka lead a further evening on Dharma practice and race at our fortnightly Sangha evening of practice and friendship. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start.

Turning towards the Mulakleshas – A Dharmic Perspective on Race

Tonight’s session is part of our ongoing commitment to address the issue of race and examine what we can do to bring about change in ourselves, our community and the wider world with awareness and kindness.

One way of turning towards this issue is the Buddhist teaching of the Mulakleshas. These are negative mental states that obscure our view of ourselves and others; resulting in self-clinging, arrogance, anger, lack of intrinsic awareness and indecision.

Read more about the Mulakleshas on page 161 of Sangharakshita’s Know your Mind and throughout Subhuti’s Mind in Harmony.

About Ratnasagara and Suryaka

Ratnasagara has been ordained 32 Years. Originally coming across the Dharma in India, he was chair of Bhaja Retreat Centre and part of the ordination team in India. He came to the Uk in 1996 and helped initiate the first people of colour events and retreats at the London Buddhist Centre. He has also worked for Windhorse / Evolution Buddhist business, and as receptionist at Manchester Buddhist Centre. He lives with his wife and two children in Manchester.

Suryaka has been ordained fifteen years and has worked for many years in team-based right livelihood including fourteen years at Manchester Buddhist Centre, many of these as the Centre manager. She co-leads the regular Tools for Living your Life drop-in class and, along with Varasakhi, has recently initiated a Dharma practice and race group at the Centre. She is trained in restorative practice and volunteers for Greater Manchester Restorative Justice.

To find out more about how we are addressing issues of race at the centre and in our sangha, contact us at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and ask to go on the Dharma Practice and Race mailing list.

Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

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During the pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
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• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
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Fri 13th Nov
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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