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.
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.
We have close connections with Buddhafield North – join us at one of their nearby outdoor retreats this summer
Launching our 2022 fundraiser, Silabodhi suggests an alternative perspective on giving to the Buddhist Centre this year
If you’d like to work from the Buddhist Centre, Breathworks are now renting out desk space in their office at donation rates
An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Sat 26th Nov, 2022
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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.
Please Keep Supporting our Work
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.
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Mission statement from our charity registration
The advancement of the Buddhist religion, in particular:
- To encourage members and others to live in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha
- To support ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and other duly ordained Buddhists at the discretion of the Council of Manchester Buddhist Centre
- 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
- To use applications of the Buddha’s teaching to promote the health and well-being of all