Putting stress behind us

Continuing our Inter faith week visits: A group from St John’s School visited the Buddhist Centre, Turner Street, Manchester with Laura and John the parish assistants. They got a taste of Buddhism together…

buddhist 002 (1)John writes

We sniffed incense, made singing bowls sing, spun prayer wheels, met buddhas from 2cm to 2meters high, looked at buddhist recipe books (a lot of veg, not much meat), learnt how to sit on meditation cushions, and then practised a body awareness meditation and the mindfulness of breathing with ordained Buddhist teacher Chandana …

Laura writes

We had a beautiful calm time when we could put our worries and stresses behind us. The children did amazingly well in sitting quietly and still for the whole hour, – not always the easiest thing to do, even for adults!

The meditation helped us to not be distracted with the passing things in our world. This is something that we can do before we start our own prayer. So during this Interfaith week, something I take away from the Buddhist centre is to prepare ourselves and not get distracted by the world around us before we start our own pray time.

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