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Learn Buddhist meditation and discover the Heart of Buddhism in Manchester. Join our weekly classes in Chorlton to learn about Formless Meditation in the Dzogchen/Mahamudra tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Our classes are suitable for all levels of experience from complete novice to experienced meditators. Beginners are always welcome. Each class includes clear, detailed meditation instruction, so that you can begin meditating from your very first session.

We teach from the perspective of Buddha Nature, that all beings have an innate Indestructable Heart Essence (Buddha Qualities or Bodhicitta). Our meditation and teachings are geared to uncovering these self existing qualities rather than cultivating particular meditation experiences.

Meditation instruction is given Mentors trained in the Awakened Heart Sangha and authorised to transmit the practice by Lama Shenpen Hookham. Our Mentors have been practising meditation for many years and have undergone additional thorough training to ensure that they are qualified to introduce and guide others in the practice of Formless Meditation.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 4th July 2018 at 7.30pm. You can find more details here or by emailing: manchester@ahs.org.uk.

Below is a short video of Lama Shenpen explaining the importance of having a trained mentor or teacher in order to learn how to meditate, and the importance of Transmission and Lineage:

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