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Hybrid Hybrid Event

Tools for Living your Life: The Journey and the Guide

Sat 29th Jan : 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 26th Feb, 2022

Hybrid Hybrid Event
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A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

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 and there's no need to be here at the beginning of a series, each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Suryaka, Shakyajata, Suryasraddha and/or Mahabodhi usually lead the sessions with a team of friends from the Centre.

The Journey and the Guide

The current series is based on Maitreyabandhu’s The Journey and the Guide. We think it’s a great book, but there is no requirement to have a copy or to read it.

How do we make the most of life? We all want to live a valuable and fulfilling life. We want our lives to be filled with meaning, connection and creativity. The Buddha discovered the key to this, and then communicated it to others. During the eight weeks that we’ll be exploring this theme, you’ll be guided by the Buddha’s vision in an exploration of the fundamental issues of life, facing up to them, finding a way of overcoming them, and uncovering your human potential.

To help build a connection and to support each other in exploring this material, there’s an optional WhatsApp group to join.

• 22nd January: Positive Emotion in Action
• 29th January: Mandala of Integration
• 5th February: Positive Emotion and Other People – Community and Friendship – stay on after and join in some monthly companionable cleaning if you like!
• 12th February: Views that create Self
• 19th February: Spiritual Rebirth / Imagination
• 26th February: Shraddha, Imagination, Looking up

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

Around half of us come to Tools for Living here at the Centre, and half join in online from home. You don't need to book, 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.

£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.

Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person. We take Covid precautions seriously and follow all government guidelines. We have air purifiers in both shrine rooms where classes are held, and continue to restrict numbers. Please wear a mask in all public parts of the building and do a lateral flow test before attending any event.

Joining us Online?

Join this Event through the Zoom App

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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 – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
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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.


Sat 29th Jan
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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