Buddhafield North Camping Retreats

Buddhafield North
Tents at camping retreat at sunset

For years now, our Centre has had a very close connection to Buddhafield North, and many Manchester people are involved in running their annual summer camping retreats. They’re held at a beautiful hillside location in West Yorkshire, with great views and wonderful walks, and all activities are outdoors or under canvas.

Without a retreat centre of our own, and with no outdoor space at our very urban centre, many of us have made Buddhafield North’s retreats a key part of our year. If you’re thinking of coming along this year, there will be plenty of friendly Manc faces! If you’re booking, let us know on the sign-up sheets going up in the Centre as summer gets nearer.

This Summer’s Retreats

There are two retreats this year, a meditation retreat in June and a family friendly open retreat later in the summer. This isn’t as many as in pre-Covid times, and numbers will be smaller than usual on the open retreat, so it’s worth booking early.

Meditation Retreat

A week of meditation and living a simple life outdoors and in nature, 3rd – 10th June, led by Tejapushpa, Silabodhi and Sraddhatara. Waged: £240; Unwaged: £180

Family Friendly Open Retreat

A longer retreat this year, spent as a community of about eighty people with a maximum 32 children and young people. 30th July – 30th August, Waged: £220; Unwaged: £160, children half price


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

Opening Times:

• Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11am - 3pm
• Sat: 10.30am - 2.30pm (closed 21st May)
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Charity details
Manchester Buddhist Centre is a registered charity (registration no. 514937). More information in our entry on the Charity Commission website - search charity list on 514937

Mission statement from our charity registration

The advancement of the Buddhist religion, in particular:

  1. To encourage members and others to live in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha
  2. To support ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and other duly ordained Buddhists at the discretion of the Council of Manchester Buddhist Centre
  3. 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
  4. To use applications of the Buddha’s teaching to promote the health and well-being of all
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