December’s craft stall made over £1,000 for the Centre. Big thank you to all involved, and watch out for a shrine sale next month
Sundeep, the Centre’s Programme Manager, discusses what’s on offer here in 2020 and why
Amaradaya shares his appreciation of and gratitude to Sangharakshita on a day in commemoration of his death, October 2019
Buddhas, books, cards, gifts, chocolate – our shop’s open six days a week
Did you know that Manchester Buddhist Centre has an account with Give as you Live? It’s a free way to help
Silabodhi, our Chair, recently wrote to people in our Buddhist Community about our ongoing plans to install a disability access lift outside the 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.
Visiting our Beautiful Building
Once a derelict Victorian cotton warehouse, our building is now a place of simplicity and beauty..
We welcome visitors whenever we are open, or contact us to arrange a visit from your school or college. One of our meditation halls is usually available for personal meditation or just quiet sitting, but it’s safest to ring 0161 834 9232 first to check availability.
Our first floor shrine rooms are sacred space to us,. and you are very welcome to visit them when they are not in use. Please take off your shoes, remain quiet and don’t bring food or drink in.
Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love. This is an unalterable law
Opening Times & more
Opening Times:Mon: 10am - 6pm
Tues - Thurs: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 5.30pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Bank hols: Usually open - see calendar for changes
Charity reg no: 514937