Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention 2018

Register for the conference here


Run by Manchester Buddhist Convention Committee
with Manchester University Buddhist Society
Venue: Manchester Buddhist Centre, 16-20 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ 
Date: Sunday 14th October 2018

The GMBC committee welcome you to join this year’s event and engage with different Buddhist schools across the region to increase compassion and understanding in our society.

The Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention (GMBC) has been running since 2006. (We just changed names. Until 2010 it was known as the Manchester Buddhist Conference and in 2017 became the Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention.) Its objective is to bring together all the different Buddhist groups from North West England and anybody interested in Buddhism and meditation. It is attended by monks and nuns from the various traditions, lay Buddhist practitioners and meditators and Budd-curious people from around the region. There are a number of different talks, presentations, workshops and demonstrations from different groups and traditions. These could be things like introductory meditation classes from the various styles of meditation or talks about different aspects of Buddhism.

This year’s theme: BUDDHISM in DIALOGUE. The theme focuses on the impact that dialogue has on living the challenge of suffering, including responding to the challenges arising from differences. A series of talks, meditation practices and discussions contributed by different Buddhist schools will be given on the day of the event. Speakers are invited to address how their Buddhist tradition, or individuals within their tradition, embrace and engage in dialogue both from inner and outer with wisdom and compassion. Through the investigation from dialogue, talks, discussion about Buddhism, we really hope this event can benefit you in your daily life.

A vegan lunch will be provided on that day. We kindly ask a donation of £5 for the continuity of the future GMBC event. We kindly ask you to register for catering purposes.

Contributors: Triratna (Manchester Buddhist Centre), Dechen (Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre), The Peak Zen, Manchester University Buddhist Society (MUBS), Tzu Chi, SGI (Soka Gakkai International), Buddhist Group of Kendal, Community of Interbeing, Stonewater Zen, Samatha centre, Buddhist Society Of Manchester (Sale), Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Trust.

Register for FREE here

If you have any questions please send an email to:

christopher.moore50@btinternet.com or jibul@kwanumzen.org.uk

or contact any of the organizers on Facebook by clicking here

Volunteers:
If you want to contribute and be part of our staff during the day of the event please send an email to jill_brennan@hotmail.com or to ritaashworth@yahoo.co.uk

Please join us for the next conference and let us make the event a great success.


 

 

 

One         Root         Many       Branches

Edited by Juan Alanis on 11/09/18

 

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