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Living the Suttas – Exploring Ancient Buddhist Texts

Sun 7th Aug : 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Old Scrolls

Dharmakarunya leads a monthly discussion group for Mitras and Order Members wanting to understand more deeply the teachings of the suttas, and put them into practice in their lives. The Sutta for today’s meeting is the Kalahavivada Sutta (SN 4:11), scheduled for July’s meeting which we had to cancel. Please read it in advance and bring a print or virtual copy with you.

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.

• Living the Suttas upcoming dates: 4th September, with more dates to follow

An In-Person Event at the Buddhist Centre

These sessions are open to Mitras and Order Members. No need to book, just turn up from 1 pm onwards. For a full, rich day of practice, you could attend the morning puja at 10.30, followed by the Sutta Study group, bringing your own lunch to eat with others.

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

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

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 7th Aug
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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