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 your life.
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. As well as in-person classes and get-togethers, we have many online events.Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person. We take Covid precautions seriously and follow all government guidelines. We have air purifiers in both shrine rooms where classes are held, and continue to restrict numbers. Please wear a mask in all public parts of the building and do a lateral flow test before attending any event.
Please check Bodywise’s website to keep up to date with their changing arrangements for therapies, yoga and movement classes, online and here on our second floor.
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’d love your donations of singing bowls, Buddhas, candles, incense, malas and more please for a shrine sale next month
As we look forward to our Yorkshire Three Peaks fundraiser this summer, Buddhasamagama shares his experience of the 2019 National Three Peaks.
We love being part of the local reading and browsing community, and have some great new and second hand books here
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat 26th Feb, 2022
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely
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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.
A registered charity
- The Centre is a registered charity (registration no. 514937). More information in our entry on the Charity Commission website – search charity list on 514937
- About our finances
Aiming to be environmentally sustainable
The Centre is continually working towards becoming an ethical and environmentally sustainable place in the heart of Manchester. We seek to encourage and support vegetarianism and veganism, fair trade and a low carbon footprint.
The Centre was awarded the status of Fairtrade Temple in July 2015.
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
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