Inner-city project

In November 2016 we initiated a year-long project, offering Thay’s mindfulness teachings and practice to under-represented communities within Greater Manchester: The project aims to offer learning about engaged Buddhism and peace-making.

We are currently working with:

Cornerstones (Manchester): a Catholic Charity providing meals, clothing, benefit advice and accommodation for up to 300 people per day including: migrants, refugees, people on low incomes and those with addiction problems.

Fur Clemp: a Food Kitchen in Wigan Greater Manchester offering meals to over 200 people per day – The managers of the project are considering if a mindful eating /consumption course could be offered at the kitchen this year.

At Cornerstones we are providing:

  • Drop in mindfulness sessions for a mixed group of people including people on low incomes and some members with or may have had addiction problems.
  • Mindfulness course for refugees mainly from Iran and Syria.
  • 1-2-1 mindfulness coaching

We are mentoring a facilitator at Cornerstones (a sangha member and facilitator who works with these groups) to continue the work when the project ends.

We also aim to approach a charity that works with the families of people in prison to identify any opportunities there.

If you would like to know more contact Dene Donalds using the form opposite.

Contact form for working in the Inner City

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