Learn to Meditate

Learn how to meditate at our weekly classes in Manchester.

Each weekly meeting includes a period of guided meditation followed by a friendly and informal discussion around meditation and Buddhist thought and teachings that underpin the practice of Buddhist meditation. As you would expect, tea and biscuits are provided!

Classes are suitable for those with an existing meditation practice and for those completely new to Buddhism and meditation. Beginners are always very welcome.

Each meditation class explores:

  • what is meditation and how can it help?
  • meditation postures
  • mindfulness in daily life
  • Formless Meditation instruction
  • taking meditation deeper

Our next meeting is Wednesday 2nd May 2018. We will practice some Buddhist meditation together inspired by the Dzogchen / Mahamudra tradition. After a break we will begin a new exploration topic for the month of May: “The Life of the Buddha”. This exploration will include readings, mantras and discussion around who the historical Buddha was, what he taught and what we can learn from the example of his life. The theme is timed to coincide with the Vesak festival day (Full Moon of 29th May) when Buddhists from around the world will celebrate the day of the Buddha’s Awakening at Bodhgaya in India.

Newcomers and complete beginners are always very welcome.

Meetings are held at:

Craft Cafe Manchester, 289 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7GH

Classes run until 9.30pm with a break in the middle for tea, biscuits and friendly chat.

In accordance with Buddhist principles we do not charge for our classes. We do welcome voluntary donations towards our running costs. Donations of £5-£6 per person are a suggested guideline for those on a living wage. A donation is not a requirement of attendance.

Classes are led by an experienced meditation practitioner from the Awakened Heart Sangha. In addition to years of experience as meditators, our class leaders have received extensive training in how to communicate meditation to others and in providing ongoing meditation guidance and mentoring and are authorised to transmit these meditation practices.

For more information please contact us by email or telephone Jayasiddhi on 01766 530 839 / 07847 451 425.

The Awakened Heart Sangha is a worldwide Buddhist Community translating and transmitting Tibetan Buddhism and meditation in a form easily accessible to westerners. We are guided in this by our Principal Teacher Lama Shenpen Hookham. Born and educated in England, Lama Shenpen has received over 50 years training from senior Tibetan Buddhist Teachers.