Meditation Zones via Zoom

Meditation zone

If you’re thinking of trying meditation during the lockdown, why not join one of the Meditation Zones online: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Meditation Zones are open sessions, and all are welcome – whether you’ve got some experience of meditation or Buddhism, or none at all.

Each session includes an explanation of a simple, yet effective, calming meditation practice which will be followed by a brief talk on a key aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. The session will end with a period of reflection on the teaching and an opportunity for questions and answers.

To join in, download the Zoom app onto your phone or computer and click the link below.

Meditation Zone sessions

Tuesday 7.30pm (Hosted by the Prestwich group): Zoom link for Tuesday Prestwich

Tuesday 8pm (Hosted by the Colne group): Zoom link for Tuesday Colne

Wednesday 8pm (Hosted by Kagyu Ling): Zoom link for Wednesday

Thursday 6pm (Hosted by the Central Manchester group): Zoom link for Thursday

Friday 8pm (Hosted by Kagyu Ling): Zoom link for Friday

Meditation Zones are also listed in What’s On.

If none of these days or times is convenient, check out the online meditation sessions and classes on Buddhism organised worldwide by the Dechen community: Dechen online classes.

To keep Kagyu Ling and the other North West groups running we rely on donations from people attending classes. We would appreciate you considering this if you join one of our online events. You can make a donation here: online donation.

Kagyu Ling closure

Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre in Manchester is closed until further notice, in line with the latest government advice in relation to coronavirus and covid-19.

There will be no meditation classes, pujas, mind training sessions or other events at Kagyu Ling, and the centre is closed to visitors. All the classes run by Kagyu Dechen Buddhism’s regional groups across the north west are also cancelled.

We will keep the situation under review and will update people through Facebook and this website over the coming period.

If you would like to explore some useful resources to support your meditation practice during this difficult time, check out Lama Jampa Thaye’s YouTube channel. This includes a range of short talks and other materials that may be of assistance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those around the world who are suffering as a result of this pandemic and we encourage people to dedicate the merit of practice to them.

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