Our words have power. A lot more than we often realise.
A kind remark from a friend can leave a lasting, positive impression on us, while insults and hurtful comments can cause division, sometimes leading to relationships falling apart.
Speech is such an ordinary part of our day-to-day lives that we often don’t give it much thought.
But when we pay closer attention to the various ways we use our words, speech can become an excellent vehicle for integrating our deepest values with the rest of our lives.
Through his teachings, the Buddha emphasised the central role speech plays along the path to liberation and Enlightenment. During this session, led by James and Vishangka, we will explore the Buddhist concept of “Right Speech” and how we can use its four key components to strengthen and enhance our connections with others.
Join us for an evening of meditation, talks, and group discussion to learn how the practice of Right Speech has the ability to transform us and how we act in the world.
We're a friendly informal group led by young people for young people, open to anyone aged 18 - 30 interested in exploring and practising Buddhism with other younger people. We meet on the first and third Monday evening of the month. Interested? Just come along to one of our meetings or get in touch with us through the Centre. We also have a Manchester Young Buddhists Group on Facebook.
There's no need to book. We gather together in the Buddhist Centre lounge about thirty minutes before the start of the session and sometimes hang out together afterwards. It'll be great to have you with us!