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Tools for Living: Not about Being Good

Sat 29th Aug : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat 12th Sep, 2020


A practical course on how to live and what to do! No-one wants to feel like they’re being told what to do – we like to think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn’t always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn’t fixed. We’re creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind, meaning we can shape our future.

Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to act in ways that flourish our lives and contribute to the lives of those around us. You will also learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices. Team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises will give us the tools to become more like the person we want to be. No preparation is required, but you may want to read Subhadramati’s Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Everyone welcome, any Saturday

Not about Being Good is a series of six sessions in our long-running Tools for Living your Life – a weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, currently online. It’s suitable for anyone and everyone! 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 for the first session, each week stands alone. Suryaka and Shakyajata usually lead the sessions with a team of helpers. We’ll be here online through into the autumn but there’s no session on 15th August – sorry.

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While the Centre is closed by the coronavirus 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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• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 999023639

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

15th August: Sorry no session on 15th August
22nd August: Not about Being Good - Creative mind
29th August: Not about Being Good - Beyond guilt
5th September: Not about Being Good - Speaking like a Buddha
12th September: Not about Being Good - Beyond ethics
19th September: One-off session - topic to be announced
26th September: New six-week theme begins

Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate


Sat 29th Aug
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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