July 26, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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The Manchester Buddhism Sangha is offering weekly Buddhist meditation and discussion sessions. These take place on Friday evenings, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Anyone with an interest in beginning or continuing their Buddhist practice is welcome to attend. These meetings will honor all Buddhist traditions. Attendance is free, but if you wish to make a small donation to help defray the expenses for renting the room, that will be appreciated. Your RSVP is required, either via this Meetup site, or by e-mail at [masked].
Enter by: The door on Union Street
Park: On the Street
Please arrive between 6:30-6:45 p.m. (due to security requirements, the door will be locked promptly at 6:50 p.m.)
Other: Please bring your own cushion for meditation, and please remove your shoes in the meditation room. Chairs will be available for anyone who cannot sit on the floor.
- 6:55 p.m. - Bell
- Opening chant
- Silent meditation – 30 minutes
- Closing chant
- Short break
- Dharma teaching followed by discussion (light refreshments provided)
- 8:30 p.m. – meeting ends
Please note: The texts of the chants will be provided, and the discussion session will generally involve listening to an audio dharma talk. On occasion we will read from a short published dharma teaching.
Recommended text to learn about basic Buddhist teachings: "What the Buddha Taught” by Walpola Rahula, which is available free on line, http://buddhasociety.com/online-books/what-buddha-taught-walpola-rahula-9#TOC