Meditation: Six-week Foundation Course Starts

Learn meditation techniques to develop awareness and positivity – a practical and friendly evening course over six Wednesdays, designed to help you set up a regular meditation practice that works in your life. Previously known as Introduction to Meditation, the course is suitable for complete beginners and also for anyone who has been to some taster sessions here or tried meditation in other settings.

£90 full rate, £65 mid rate, or £35 low rate, for the six weeks. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income. Six-week courses take place several times a year, usually with a short break over the summer.

Why learn to meditate?

Meditation helps us to develop awareness and mindfulness, and also positive feelings. It helps us to get to know and change our mind. Over time meditation can bring about a gentle but radical transformation

It is not just about learning techniques and following instructions — it is also about understanding the spirit of meditation. It is best to get to know this through contact with an experienced teacher — someone who is in touch with that spirit.

Two meditation practices

The two traditional Buddhist meditations we teach are the mindfulness of breathing to develop awareness, and a loving-kindness meditation or Metta Bhavana, for positivity. The same two practices are also taught on Buddhism foundation and introductory courses. Read more about meditation.


Booking your place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now or scroll down to find booking cart
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• 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 making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.


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 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Introduction to Meditation: One-day Course

A friendly and informal day covering the essential aspects of Buddhist meditation. The day is suitable for newcomers to meditation as well as for those who have attended shorter sessions here or learned to meditate in other settings.

£50 full rate, £40 mid rate, £20 low rate. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income.
 
These one-day courses take place every few weeks and cover similar content to the six-week meditation foundation evening course, although the total class time is of course less. There will be help with finding a comfortable posture; short meditation periods building body and breath awareness; discussions and questions; and pointers for establishing a regular personal meditation practice.

Metta Bhavana practice

We will particularly focus on the Metta Bhavana practice today, for developing positive feelings towards ourselves and others. Although the day is suitable for complete beginners, it is also appropriate for those who have already learned the mindfulness of breathing practice but not the Metta Bhavana, and for those who have attended taster sessions here.

• More about meditation
Metta Bhavana handout – pdf format


Booking your place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now or scroll down to find booking cart
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• 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 making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch - doesn't have to be elaborate!
• Otherwise, You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.


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 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Meditation: Six-week Foundation Course Starts

Learn meditation techniques to develop awareness and positivity – a practical and friendly evening course over six Wednesdays, designed to help you set up a regular meditation practice that works in your life. Previously known as Introduction to Meditation, the course is suitable for complete beginners and also for anyone who has been to some taster sessions here or tried meditation in other settings.

£90 full rate, £65 mid rate, or £35 low rate, for the six weeks. Please decide which price fits your circumstances and income. Six-week courses take place several times a year, usually with a short break over the summer.

Why learn to meditate?

Meditation helps us to develop awareness and mindfulness, and also positive feelings. It helps us to get to know and change our mind. Over time meditation can bring about a gentle but radical transformation

It is not just about learning techniques and following instructions — it is also about understanding the spirit of meditation. It is best to get to know this through contact with an experienced teacher — someone who is in touch with that spirit.

Two meditation practices

The two traditional Buddhist meditations we teach are the mindfulness of breathing to develop awareness, and a loving-kindness meditation or Metta Bhavana, for positivity. The same two practices are also taught on Buddhism foundation and introductory courses. Read more about meditation.


Booking your place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now or scroll down to find booking cart
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• 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 making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
• You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.


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 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

A Taste of Meditation, Lunchtime

A regular one hour class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!  
 
£5 full rate, £3 low rate, depending on your circumstances and income. We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help. Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time.

There will usually be help with finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or cushions on the floor, and a led body awareness meditation. Then a short, led meditation on developing either mindfulness with the breath or kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others.

These taster sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come as often as you like. Read about the kinds of meditation we teach.

You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.
 
These one-hour sessions are every weekday lunchtime, 1 pm Monday to Friday, and also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening at 5.45 pm.


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.

A Taste of Meditation, Early Evening

A regular one hour class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!  

£5 full rate, £3 low rate, depending on your circumstances and income. We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help. Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time.

There will usually be help with finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or cushions on the floor, and a led body awareness meditation. Then a short, led meditation on developing either mindfulness with the breath or kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others.

These taster sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come as often as you like. Read about the kinds of meditation we teach.
 
You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.
 
These one-hour sessions run every weekday lunchtime, 1 pm Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening.


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.

A Taste of Meditation, Lunchtime

A regular one hour class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!  
 
£5 full rate, £3 low rate, depending on your circumstances and income. We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help. Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time.

There will usually be help with finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or cushions on the floor, and a led body awareness meditation. Then a short, led meditation on developing either mindfulness with the breath or kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others.

These taster sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come as often as you like. Read about the kinds of meditation we teach.

You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.
 
These one-hour sessions are every weekday lunchtime, 1 pm Monday to Friday, and also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening at 5.45 pm.


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.

A Taste of Meditation, Early Evening

A regular one hour class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!  
 
£5 full rate, £3 low rate, depending on your circumstances and income We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help. Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time.

There will usually be help with finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or cushions on the floor, and a led body awareness meditation. Then a short, led meditation on developing either mindfulness with the breath or kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others.

These taster sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come as often as you like. Read about the kinds of meditation we teach.

You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.
 
These one-hour sessions run every weekday lunchtime, 1 pm Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening.


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.

A Taste of Meditation, Lunchtime

A regular one hour class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!  
 
£5 full rate, £3 low rate, depending on your circumstances and income. We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help. Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time.

There will usually be help with finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or cushions on the floor, and a led body awareness meditation. Then a short, led meditation on developing either mindfulness with the breath or kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others.

These taster sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come as often as you like. Read about the kinds of meditation we teach.

You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.
 
These one-hour sessions are every weekday lunchtime, 1 pm Monday to Friday, and also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening at 5.45 pm.


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.

A Taste of Meditation, Early Evening

A regular one hour class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!  
 
£5 full rate, £3 low rate, depending on your circumstances and income. We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help. Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time.

There will usually be help with finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or cushions on the floor, and a led body awareness meditation. Then a short, led meditation on developing either mindfulness with the breath or kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others.

These taster sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come as often as you like. Read about the kinds of meditation we teach.
 
You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.

These one-hour sessions run every weekday lunchtime, 1 pm Monday to Friday, as well as on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening.


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.

A Taste of Meditation, Lunchtime

A regular one hour class for anyone who wants to try meditation, or come to a led meditation session from time to time. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before – we start on time!  
 
£5 full rate, £3 low rate, depending on your circumstances and income. We don’t want to turn anyone away. If you can’t afford the charges, then have a word with us - we’ll try and help. Please make sure you arrive in good time so the class isn’t disturbed by latecomers. We'll do our best to be flexible if you're delayed, but can't admit anybody more than five minutes after the start time.

There will usually be help with finding a comfortable meditation posture, on a chair or cushions on the floor, and a led body awareness meditation. Then a short, led meditation on developing either mindfulness with the breath or kindness and positivity towards ourselves and others.

These taster sessions give an idea of what our longer meditation courses cover, but they are also an opportunity to meditate in a led group, and you are very welcome to come as often as you like. Read about the kinds of meditation we teach.

You don't need to bring anything apart from yourself or wear anything special, but you might want some socks as we take our shoes off in the meditation halls.
 
These one-hour sessions are every weekday lunchtime, 1 pm Monday to Friday, and also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the early evening at 5.45 pm.


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.

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