We’ve gone completely online for the time being
Please continue to support our work
We believe the Buddha’s teachings around interconnectedness and compassion are more relevant than ever in these uncertain times, when we all need to share love and support even more. We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times financially for charities though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here if you can. Thank you!
Online Events – more to follow!
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In the first online talk in a series of eight, Dharma Wondrous Strange, Ratnaguna looks at the importance of wonder in the spiritual life. March 2020
We are continuing to monitor the unfolding spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. As a result, we have introduced the following measures…
Our Chair, Silabodhi, enjoyed January’s European gathering, working on our Buddhist movement’s plans and priorities for the next five years
What happens when you bid for a flamenco lesson and a place on an Alexander Technique workshop at one of our skills auctions? Our fundraiser, Sal, had a go . . .
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
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:Centre currently closed due to Coronavirus, join us online!
Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am - 7pm
Fri:, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Bank hols: Usually open - see calendar for changes
Charity reg no: 514937