Please note that we will have outdoor Zen classes and meditation sessions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After signing up, you will receive a registration notice about what-to-wear and what-to-bring to attend the class. Advance registration is required. Please note that we do not accept walk-in students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
We hope you may have some Zen at home during this practicing-social-distancing period. Just sign up for the Online Zen School AND enroll in the course, you then can join the meditation class while practicing social distancing.
Bridging Class, Manchester
The Bridging Class is designed for students who have completed the Beginner’s Class in the Center, or have learned meditation before but want to learn a new meditation skill. The aims are to help students get familiar with the method of doubting meditation or huatou (Chn. huatou, Jpn. wato, Krn. hwadu), enhance the right view about Zen and Zen meditation, and build up a regular sitting habit.
The Bridging Class consists of 3 lecture classes and 3 sitting meditation sessions. We provide the lecture classes online for all global students. You may find the lecture classes by signing up for the Online Zen School AND enrolling in the course Beginner’s Zen Class and Bridging Class at https://nonezencenter.teachable.com/.
The sitting meditation sessions are held on Saturdays at 10:30 am – 11:15 am, with a 15-to-30 minute sitting session and followed by a group sharing session. We provide outdoor meditation classes in summer, as long as the weather/condition allows. In other seasons, the sitting sessions will be held at our meditation site, the Friends Meeting House.
We provide tuition-free meditation classes, but we do ask that you consider providing a donation. The None Zen Center is run entirely by donations. It is the loving gifts from our teachers, students, and friends which create a tuition-free learning environment for Zen meditation, and so will your generosity surely pass on the same love to others.
We recommend a £30 donation for the three session Bridging Class, but donations of greater and lesser sums are all appreciated. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
You may give the gift at the Center when you attend the class.
Classes will be held on the following dates:
Please arrive five minutes early to get yourself ready for the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
|Bridging Class, UK Year 2020|
|Class||Date and Hour|
|No class in January|
|No class in February|
|MNCWB||3/11, 3/18, 3/25 cancelled|
|MNCWB||4/8, 4/15, 4/22 cancelled|
|MNCWB||5/6, 5/13, 5/20 cancelled|
|MNCWB||5/27, 6/3, 6/10 cancelled|
|MNCWB||7/18, 7/25, 8/1 cancelled|
|MNCSG 1||Outdoor Class/ Sitting Session
Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
8/8, 8/15, 8/22
|MNCSG 2||Outdoor Class/ Sitting Session
Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
8/29, 9/5, 9/19 (no class on 9/12)
|MNCSG 3||Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
10/3, 10/10, 10/17 Sign up now!
|MNCSG 4||Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
10/31, 11/7, 11/14
|MNCSG 5||Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
11/21, 12/5, 12/12 (no class on 11/28)