Meditation and Buddhism in the Heart of Manchester

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Connection and Community in Changing Times

Buddhism and Meditation in our Lives

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 on Saturdays from 10.30am to 2.30pm, with introductory Buddhism and meditation session, Tools for Living, at 11. We have many other classes and events, and Bodywise offers therapies, yoga and movement classes on our second floor.

What’s New

What’s On

Highlights

Tools for Living your Life

Sat 20th Apr : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Friendly weekly practical introduction to Buddhism and meditation. All welcome - newcomers, returner...

Gender Diverse Group

Sat 20th Apr : 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Meditation, talk and spiritual friendship for the Gender Diverse members of our Triratna Buddhist Co...

Saturday Series: Encountering the Awakened One

Sat 20th Apr : 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Experience and meet the Buddha through hearing some of the wonderful episodes in his life from the P...

Highlights

Tools for Living your Life

People meditating in the Buddhist Centre
Sat 20th Apr : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11:00 am

Gender Diverse Group

Rainbow light on leaf
Sat 20th Apr : 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am

Saturday Series: Encountering the Awakened One

Buddha statue on coloured background
Sat 20th Apr : 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2:00 pm

Meditation Classes

Lunchtime Led Meditation

Thu 18th Apr : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Meditation class to develop mindfulness and positivity. Everyone welcome, £4, just turn up in good ...

Lunchtime Led Meditation

Tue 23rd Apr : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Meditation class to develop mindfulness and positivity. Everyone welcome, £4, just turn up in good ...

Lunchtime Led Meditation

Wed 24th Apr : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Meditation class to develop mindfulness and positivity. Everyone welcome, £4, just turn up in good ...

Meditation Classes

Lunchtime Led Meditation

Singing Bowl in Lotus Hall
Thu 18th Apr : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm

Lunchtime Led Meditation

Singing Bowl in Lotus Hall
Tue 23rd Apr : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm

Lunchtime Led Meditation

Singing Bowl in Lotus Hall
Wed 24th Apr : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm

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Manchester Buddhist Centre

Our Centre and Community

We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, founded by Sangharakshita in 1967. Our first Centre 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, where visitors are very welcome.

Lotus Window Screens at Front of Buddhist Centre

A Worldwide Movement

Triratna is a worldwide movement of people doing our best to engage with the Buddha’s teachings in the conditions of the modern world. This has not always been straightforward and mistakes have been made, followed by extensive work to learn from them and to prevent any repetition. Read more in the Triratna Story (free eBook) and do contact us with any questions and concerns.

Front of Manchester Buddhist Centre

Please Support our Work

Manchester Buddhist Centre is a registered charity (registration number 514937), with no outside funding. It is run by a small team of paid members of our Buddhist community, or Sangha, along with many volunteers.

We deeply appreciate donations to support the Centre. You can make regular or one-off online donations here; contactless card donations on our first-floor donation station next to the lift; or leave cash in the box by the till. Thank you, and do please get in touch with any queries.

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


Opening Times:

• Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 3pm
• Saturday 10.30am - 2.30pm
Bodywise opening
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