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Tools for Living: Life with Full Attention

Sat 16th Oct : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event
£4 – £6
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A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online on the day, or booking to attend in-person at the Centre. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each. Our current theme is Life with Full Attention and today we focus on mindfulness of art, objects, nature.

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here at the beginning of a series. Suryaka, Shakyajata, Suryasraddha and / or Mahabodhi usually lead the sessions with a team of friends from the Centre.

Life with Full Attention

We often feel like we’re not living life to the full. It’s as if instead of directly experiencing life we’re lost in a cacophony of thought, anxiety and chaos. More and more people are turning to mindfulness for help with this. But the Buddha’s mindfulness teachings are far more than a way of coping with the stress of the modern world. They are a direct way of seeing deeply into the truth of life, and living from that.

On this course you’ll learn, in a step-by-step way, how to practise the Buddha’s four fundamental dimensions of mindfulness, as well as how to apply them to the life you’re actually living. We’ll be using Maitreyabandhu’s Life with Full Attention: A Practical Course in Mindfulness but it’s not essential to have a copy

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

This class recently returned to the Buddhist Centre after eighteen months running successfully online. There is space for around twenty people to attend in-person, and you'll need to book and pay in advance for that please - booking opens on the website a couple of weeks ahead. No need to book to join through Zoom, no limit on numbers attending online, and the price is the same for both options. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start. If you're coming to the Centre, please also read our advice on visiting the Centre in person.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

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Getting the most out of Zoom
• Our online events are friendly and participative, often with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there may be a sudden problem at our end
• If you have any accessibility needs that might stop you from attending our zoom sessions, do get in touch with us at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk. We'll do what we can to remove any accessibility barriers
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your £6 / £4 payment through our donation site
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Sat 16th Oct
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£4 – £6
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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