We’ve gone completely online for the time being

The Coronavirus outbreak means Manchester Buddhist Centre is closed until at least 30th June. We are committed to continuing to share our teachings and practices during this challenging period and some of our classes, courses and other events are now available online through Zoom. Please check the website frequently, and join our mailing list to stay up to date with new online events, and changes to events already planned before the closure.

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!

Centre Closed, Join us Online

Tue 17th Mar - Tue 30th Jun
Many classes, courses, talks now online - sign up for mails or check back here for news

Online Morning Open Meditation

Wed 8th Apr : 7:30 am - 8:15 am
7:30 am
Unguided morning meditation, online on Zoom. We simply bring our own practice and sit together

Online Lunchtime Led Meditation

Wed 8th Apr : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Online meditation class on Zoom. Everyone welcome, newbies and regulars

Online Morning Open Meditation

Thu 9th Apr : 7:30 am - 8:15 am
7:30 am
Unguided morning meditation, online on Zoom. We simply bring our own practice and sit together

Online Lunchtime Led Meditation

Thu 9th Apr : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Online meditation class on Zoom. Everyone welcome, newbies and regulars

Online Morning Open Meditation

Fri 10th Apr : 7:30 am - 8:15 am
7:30 am
Unguided morning meditation, online on Zoom. We simply bring our own practice and sit together

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What’s New

Socks and Shrine Goods

Socks and Shrine Goods

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

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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..

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

The Buddha

The Dhammapada

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ
0161 834 9232


 

info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk

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

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