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Living the Suttas – Exploring Ancient Buddhist Texts

Sun 1st May : 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Dharmakarunya leads a new monthly discussion group for Mitras and Order Members who want to understand more deeply the teachings of the suttas, and put them into practice in your lives.

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. Come and (re-) discover the suttas together in a friendly, informal and practical way.

Please read the sutta in advance and bring a print or virtual copy with you. This preparation will enable us to go more deeply into the words of the Buddha. Suttas may usually be Downloaded from Access to Insight. For this meeting, we will discuss the Karaniya Metta Sutta (Sutta Nipata 1:8)

We look forward to seeing you and sharing the wisdom and beauty of the suttas together!

An In-Person Event at the Buddhist Centre

There’s no need to book, just turn up from 1 pm onwards. For a full, rich day of practice, you could come to the morning puja followed by the Sutta Study group, bringing your own lunch to eat together. Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

The sessions are on Sundays at the same time. The next sessions will be on:
• 29th May
• 12th June
• 10th July
• 7th August
• 4th September

Supporting the Buddhist Centre

Through the pandemic we have lost much of our income, and as a registered charity we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here - choose Donate with Card if you don't have a PayPal account and do get in touch with any queries. Thank you!


Sun 1st May
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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Mitras, GFR Mitras, Order Members
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