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Branch Meditation Classes

Weekly Drop-in Meditation Classes in Greater Manchester

As part of our General Programme (GP) these weekly classes are designed to help those looking for Buddhist wisdom to help with stress relief and relaxation, as well as those interested in exploring the nature of the mind, and pursuing the Buddhist path.

A typical class consists of a guided meditation, a teaching based on the meditation topic, discussion and final meditation. Although classes are given as a series around one specific topic, they can also be taken individually, as each class is also contained.

Classes last between one hour to 1.5 hours. Chair and cushions (where possible) are provided by the Centre. There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

All classes and courses are taught by qualified Kadampa teachers who have a thorough understanding of Buddhist philosophy gained through their own meditation practice and guided study of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s comprehensive texts.

Everyone is welcome regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend.

Ashton Meditation Class – Thursdays – Classes restarting on 4 November

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Please wear face coverings in the building until they are seated in the room.

4 Nov – Meditation for our Busy Daily Lives – What is meditation? and how does it work to make us more calm, peaceful and to help us solve our daily problems?  Why not come along and find out.

11 Nov – Dealing with Anxiety – Being unable to control situations and how we feel can give arise to a feeling of anxiety. Through meditation and an understanding of Buddha’s teachings we can begin to take control and find some peace and calm.

18 Nov – Dealing with Resentment –  Without knowing it we can be holding on to some harm that we feel others have caused us in the past and for as long as we are this affects us now. What is resentment? And how can we be free from it? Come along and find out.

2 Dec – Dealing with Self-Criticism – We are thinking all the time and often about things we would rather not think about. Going over and over a situation and feeling overwhelmed. Through meditation we learn to watch our thoughts without needing to follow and fix them.

9 Dec – Dealing with Over-Thinking –  We can be our own worst critic. Telling ourselves we are not good enough, others don’t like us blah blah. We need to learn to identify the real cause of our problems, our negative states of mind and then we can press the stop button on all those unhelpful thoughts.

16 Dec – Dealing with Stress – What is stress? We say I’m stressed but what does that mean? Does it make sense to relate to an unpleasant state of mind. Through Buddha’s teachings we can stop building up pressure in our mind and be able to deal with each challenge as it arises.

Bolton Meditation Class - Tuesdays - Classes restarting on 14 September

with Kelsang Thonchog

The Friends Meeting House is a well established building in Bolton and we have been running classes on Silverwell Street for over 10 years. The classes will be held in the Main Hall which is on the ground floor to the right.

The Friends Meeting House does ask that people wear face coverings in the building until they are seated in the room.

 

 

Your Mind – The Gateway to Happiness

23 Nov: Getting to Know Your Mind

30 Nov: Learning to Take Control of Your Mind – Not Vice Versa

7 Dec: Mind as Creator – How We Can Change Our Reality

14 Dec: An Ocean of Tranquility – An Ocean of Tranquillity – The hidden depths of your mind

 




Cheadle Meditation Class - Tuesdays - Classes restarting on 5 October

with Kadampa Teacher Ben

Our class runs in the community room at Cheadle Library which is wheelchair accessible.  As the library will be closed, follow the path to the right of the building and you an enter via a door at the back.

1Your Mind – The Gateway to Happiness

23 Nov: Getting to Know Your Mind

30 Nov: Learning to Take Control of Your Mind – Not Vice Versa

7 Dec: Mind as Creator – How We Can Change Our Reality

14 Dec: An Ocean of Tranquility – An Ocean of Tranquillity – The hidden depths of your mind

Greenmount Meditation Class - In recess due to Covid 19

FAQ

No.  Everyone is welcome.  These methods are applicable in our daily lives whatever our background or beliefs.

No.  The classes are all seated and you are welcome to sit on a chair or on a cushion on the floor.

Yes.  All of our classes are suitable for everyone.

During lockdown and restrictions, most classes are streamed online, when lockdown is over then most of our classes are drop in.  However for half day courses and evening classes in the city there is a discount if you book in advance.

All costs are shown with each event also to save costs if you wish to attend regularly See our Membership Prices for details of prices.

We are a not for profit charity.  All of the fees for classes cover the costs of running our Centres and go towards our International Temples Project.

We have a whole website dedicated to giving people snippets via Podcasts so you can get a feeling of the teachings. Modern Buddhism Podcasts.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester is a registered charity (1038999) whose function is to offer Kadampa teachings and meditations for everyone.  So that everyone may have the opportunity to find inner peace and happiness and be free from problems and suffering.  

Our Centres run on kindness.  If you would like to support KMC Manchester there are many ways you can help. Thank you for your support. 

For more information please contact us on info@kmcmanchester.org