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Women’s Gathering: Living the Skilful Life

Sun 17th Mar : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Free
Female Buddhas

Acharashraddha, Hridayaka and Moksavadini lead a day of meditation, discussion, and spiritual friendship for local women practising in the Triratna Buddhist Community

Who is the event for?

It’s for Order members, Mitras and Centre regulars who have completed a Buddhism Level 2 / Going Deeper course. Please get in touch if you’re not sure.

Practical Arrangements

• Please arrive from 10 am for a 10.30 start in the shrine room
• No charge, but please let us know that you’re coming, by phone, by email or by booking a free ticket online if available below
• Please bring vegan food to share. If it's vegetarian but not vegan, please label it clearly.

Programme

10am: Arrive and coffee
10.30: Introduction, meditation
11.15: Talk by Moksavadini
11.30: Sit quietly
11.40: Talk by Hridayaka
11.55: Tea break or silent time in the shrine room
12.15: Group discussion
1.15: Lunch Please bring vegan food to share. If it's vegetarian but not vegan, please label it clearly.
2.15: Dana appeal, report back from groups
2.45: Body scan
3.10: Tea break or silent time in the shrine room
3.30: Puja
4.30: End


Exploring the Beauty of Dharma Practice and Ethical Sensitivity

If one speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows even as the cartwheel follows the hoof of the ox . . .
If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows like a shadow that never departs

Dhammapada opening verses

In other words, a skilful life is not a case of mechanically spot-checking what we do. The way to judge if an action is ethical is to look at the state of mind with which we perform it. Buddhist morality is a natural morality. It’s not about rules, or checklists, or dos and don’ts – it springs quite naturally from an inner, wholesome state of being. This ethical sensitivity grows and develops with meditation practice, spiritual friendship, gathering together, ritual practice and learning the Dharma.


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 on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.


Supporting the Buddhist Centre

We rely on the generosity of those who use the Centre to help keep it going, so please join in and give

Details

Date:
Sun 17th Mar
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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Phone:
01618349232

Other

Suitable for?
Going Further, Mitras, GFR Mitras, Order Members
Any Questions?
info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk

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