Sangha Day Festival

We're not certain yet whether this event will go ahead in person or online - it's hard to plan very far ahead these times. Please come back and check, or stay up to date through social media or by joining our mailing list.

Join us as we come together to mark and celebrate the Sangha jewel in our lives. More information to follow and times are provisional.

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Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start.


Supporting the Centre

Although we're now back open for four days a week, with some of our classes now back at the Centre, these are still difficult times for us. Being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Dr Ambedkar Festival

An In-Person Event, Here at the Buddhist Centre

This evening will be a face to face event here, maybe with an online option too. Please come back and check, or stay up to date through social media or by joining our mailing list.


Celebrating a Key Buddhist Figure

Join us for our annual Dr Ambedkar Festival, where we learn, explore and celebrate the pioneering Indian social reformer who was such an inspiration to our founding teacher, Sangharakshita.

Read more about Dr Ambedkar and his influence on Sangharakshita
More about festivals and ritual


Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Supporting the Centre

Although we're now back open for four days a week, with some of our classes now back at the Centre, these are still difficult times for us. Being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Padmasambhava Festival

Celebrating the Lotus-born Guru, Padmasambhava

Padmasambhava is an important figure in the Buddhist tradition and in the Triratna Buddhist Community. He stands at the mysterious crossroads where history and myth meet and his “Life” transcends space and time. He is especially associated with being able to help us transform demon energies into spiritual qualities. He shape-shifts and fascinates us to go beyond ourselves into unimagined realms.

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Join us in-person or online

This festival will be live-streamed from the shrine room. We have limited spaces for those who want to attend in-person and you must book ahead so that we can stay within our Covid-safe limit of people. There’s no need to book to join through Zoom and no limit on numbers attending online. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start. If you’re coming to the Centre, please also read our advice on visiting the Centre in person.


Coming In-Person?

We are offering limited places to attend the festival in our shrine room. Book a free ticket below to attend in person.

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Join this Event through the Zoom App

Getting the most out of Zoom
• Our online events are friendly and participative, often with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there may be a sudden problem at our end
• If you have any accessibility needs that might stop you from attending our zoom sessions, do get in touch with us at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk. We'll do what we can to remove any accessibility barriers
Meeting ID: 838 5290 3658
Passcode: 978741
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Supporting the Centre

Although we're now back open for four days a week, with some of our classes now back at the Centre, these are still difficult times for us. Being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.

Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Supporting the Centre

Although we're now back open for four days a week, with some of our classes now back at the Centre, these are still difficult times for us. Being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.