Meditation classes resume at Kagyu Ling

meditation classes resume

From 16 September 2020, meditation classes resume on Wednesdays and Fridays at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre in Manchester.

The classes are:

Wednesday 10.30am
Wednesday 8pm
Friday 8pm

You don’t need any experience and there is no need to book – you can just turn up. Experienced practitioners lead the classes, which give you a chance to learn and practise simple calmness meditation. In addition, we explore some key aspects of Buddhist teachings.

Each session last for about an hour and the suggested contribution per class is £3.

These sessions will not be shared online. But meditation classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays continue via zoom. For details visit online meditation.

Social distancing

If you come to Kagyu Ling when meditation classes resume you’ll notice that 2 metre distancing has been implemented throughout the building. In line with government guidance, visitors are required to wear a mask on entry and while moving around the building, unless they qualify for an exemption. Masks can be removed once people are seated in the Reception Room or Shrine Room because 2 metre distancing is being strictly maintained.

Some masks are available in the porch in case people forget to bring their own, alongside hand sanitiser which should be used on entry and regularly while in the building. Obviously, you should not attend if you feel unwell or if anyone in your bubble has symptoms.

Up to 11 people can be accommodated in the Shrine Room but only eight in the Reception Room. Chairs and cushions have been positioned carefully to maintain 2 metre distancing, so please do not move them. Because of the challenges of maintaining social distancing in the various circulation spaces, everyone is asked not to arrive more than ten minutes early for a session, and to leave promptly afterwards.

Many people are keen to return to the Centre as meditation classes resume, and these arrangements should give those who have concerns confidence that this can be done safely. It is essential that we continue to protect one another and, of course, things are changing all the time, so these measures will be kept under ongoing review. You may wish to read Kagyu Ling’s Covid-19 policy .

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