Connection and Community in Changing Times

The basic message of Buddhism is straightforward and practical: we can’t rely on anything to be fixed or permanent, our actions have consequences, we can change and grow into our limitless potential. Friendship is central to our practice, and together we follow a path of ethics, meditation and wisdom. We’re available to everyone, whether you see yourself as a Buddhist or are just interested in what Buddhism and meditation can offer you.

In the Northern Quarter and Online . . .

Our reception and shop on Turner Street are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 11am to 3pm, with meditation here at 1pm; and also on Saturdays, 10.30am to 2.30pm, with introductory Buddhism and meditation at 11. We have many other classes and events, some of them online.  Bodywise offers therapies, yoga and movement classes on our second floor and online.

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Challenging Times

We are still committed to sharing our teachings and practices during this challenging period. Please check back here frequently and join our mailing list from the button below to stay up to date with all our news and events, as things are changing fast.

What’s New

What’s On

Highlights

Eight Step Recovery Online

Fri 12th Aug : 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
Using the Buddha's teachings on the path of recovery: weekly online Eight Step meeting for anyone in...

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness with Sophie and Sangha Friends

Sat 13th Aug : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Weekly practical introduction to Buddhism and meditation. All welcome any Saturday - newcomers, retu...

Outdoor Gathering in Heaton Park

Sun 14th Aug : 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
We're meeting up in Heaton Park, rain or shine, to spend time together. Just turn up, bring some foo...

Highlights

Eight Step Recovery Online

Eight Step Recovery by Valerie Mason-John and Paramabandhu Groves
Fri 12th Aug : 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

5:30 pm

Outdoor Gathering in Heaton Park

Photo of man and woman on retreat
Sun 14th Aug : 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm

Meditation Classes

Lunchtime Led Meditation at the Centre

Thu 11th Aug : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Meditation class to develop mindfulness and positivity. Everyone welcome, £5/£3, just turn up in g...

Lunchtime Led Meditation at the Centre

Tue 16th Aug : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Meditation class to develop mindfulness and positivity. Everyone welcome, £5/£3, just turn up in g...

Lunchtime Led Meditation at the Centre

Wed 17th Aug : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Meditation class to develop mindfulness and positivity. Everyone welcome, £5/£3, just turn up in g...

Meditation Classes

Lunchtime Led Meditation at the Centre

Singing Bowl in Lotus Hall
Thu 11th Aug : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Tuesdays, Thursdays
1:00 pm

Lunchtime Led Meditation at the Centre

Singing Bowl in Lotus Hall
Tue 16th Aug : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Thursdays
1:00 pm

Lunchtime Led Meditation at the Centre

Singing Bowl in Lotus Hall
Wed 17th Aug : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, Thursdays
1:00 pm

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Our Centre

Manchester Buddhist Centre

Our Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, founded by Sangharakshita in 1967. We opened in 1977, moving to our present home in the Northern Quarter in 1996.

We take our inspiration from the Buddha and how he transformed himself. We believe that is possible for us all. We have a clear path of training to help people deepen their understanding and practice of Buddhism and we value the importance of friendship to help us deepen our practice. It’s also important to us to reach out to the people of Manchester, and help with social and environmental issues. We encourage a vibrant culture of imaginative, artistic and creative exploration.

Front of Manchester Buddhist Centre

Visiting our Beautiful Building

Once a derelict Victorian cotton warehouse, our building is now a place of simplicity and beauty.

Since the start of the pandemic, visiting the Centre has become more complicated, and opening times change frequently too. See Visiting the Centre for the latest information.

Very interesting and nuanced article about forgiveness from @MCantacuzino
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/aug/09/i-remember-feeling-incensed-the-woman-who-spent-18-years-learning-about-forgiveness-in-the-face-of-atrocity

After a busy week and lots of rain we are completely OUT of sleeping bags. If you have some in good nick please consider giving them a wash and donating. If you don't have an about you can head to our @givetodayuk page & they'll send your order directly!
https://www.givetoday.co.uk/product/2-season-sleeping-bag-7/

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna - Sat 30th Jul : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us this Sat for a friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, the theme this week is loving kindness ♥️

More info: https://manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk/whats-on/tools-18-2022-07-30/

Men’s Practice Day - Sun 31st Jul : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us this Sunday as we gather together as men in the Sangha – an opportunity to practice alongside each other in spiritual friendship.

Book: https://manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk/whats-on/mens-practice-day-31-7-22/

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Please Keep Supporting our Work

Manchester Buddhist Centre is a registered charity (registration number 514937), run by a small team of paid members of our Buddhist community, or Sangha, along with many volunteers.

These are still difficult times for us. Through the pandemic we have lost much of our income and we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account. Thank you!

Not by hatred are hatreds ever pacified here (in the world). They are pacified by love. This is the eternal law.

The Buddha

The Dhammapada

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ
info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk
0161 834 9232
Please contact us by email when we're closed

Opening Times & more

Opening Times:

• Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11am - 3pm
• Sat: 10.30am - 2.30pm
Bodywise opening times
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Charity details
Manchester Buddhist Centre is a registered charity (registration no. 514937). More information in our entry on the Charity Commission website - search charity list on 514937

Mission statement from our charity registration

The advancement of the Buddhist religion, in particular:

  1. To encourage members and others to live in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha
  2. To support ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and other duly ordained Buddhists at the discretion of the Council of Manchester Buddhist Centre
  3. To maintain close communication with, and work under the guidance of, the Triratna Buddhist Order and in co-operation with other groups with the same objects
  4. To use applications of the Buddha’s teaching to promote the health and well-being of all
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