Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Six-Week Intro to Buddhism and Meditation Course starts

Change Ourselves, Change the World

Join us for this six-week course on Tuesday evenings, here in-person at the Buddhist Centre.

We’ll join together, form a trusting community and learn about the Buddha’s journey, as well as the key teachings of Buddhism. The course will include in-depth teaching about the two main meditation practices we teach here at the Buddhist Centre. Perfect for those completely new to meditation, as well as those who are already somewhat familiar.


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £30 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and through the pandemic we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Bookings will close at 3 pm on the day the course starts

Booking your Place

• Book here online or at reception when we're open - 0161 834 9232
• If payment is an issue or you have any questions, email info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk or ring 0161 834 9232 during opening hours
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• Read our Privacy Policy

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Going Deeper in Buddhism: Six-Week Course starts

Compassion in Action

Learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist meditation, with the theme this time of Compassion in Action. The course is for people who have completed an Introduction to Buddhism course and also provides further meditation practice and time for questions and discussion. It will be held in-person at the Buddhist Centre.

• Read more about Going Deeper

The sessions are alive with meaning and connection” – past participant


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £30 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and through the pandemic we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Bookings will close at 3 pm on the day the course starts

Booking your Place

• Book here online or at reception when we're open - 0161 834 9232
• If payment is an issue or you have any questions, email info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk or ring 0161 834 9232 during opening hours
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• Read our Privacy Policy

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living: Padmasambhava Special

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Introducing Buddhist Ritual and the Figure of Padmasambhava

As part of our Padmasambhava Festival Day, today’s session will cover an introduction to Buddhist ritual and to the transformative figure of Padmasambhava, led by Vishangka. Everyone welcome, whether you are going to this afternoon’s festival, are a regular at Tools for Living or are simply interested. The session will be in two parts, introducing ritual at 11 am, and Padmasambhava at 12 noon. Come to either or both.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Six-Week Intro to Buddhism and Meditation Course starts

Change Ourselves, Change the World

Join us for this six-week course on Tuesday evenings, here in-person at the Buddhist Centre.

We’ll join together, form a trusting community and learn about the Buddha’s journey, as well as the key teachings of Buddhism. The course will include in-depth teaching about the two main meditation practices we teach here at the Buddhist Centre. Perfect for those completely new to meditation, as well as those who are already somewhat familiar.
Book Now


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £30 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and through the pandemic we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Bookings will close at 3 pm on the day the course starts

Booking your Place

• Book here online or at reception when we're open - 0161 834 9232
• If payment is an issue or you have any questions, email info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk or ring 0161 834 9232 during opening hours
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• Read our Privacy Policy

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Going Deeper in Buddhism: Six-Week Course starts

Vision and Transformation

Learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist meditation, with the theme this time of Vision and Transformation: The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. The course is for people who have completed an Introduction to Buddhism course and also provides further meditation practice and time for questions and discussion. It will be held in-person at the Buddhist Centre.

• Read more about Going Deeper

The sessions are alive with meaning and connection” – past participant
Book Now


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £30 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and through the pandemic we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Bookings will close at 3 pm on the day the course starts


Booking your Place

• Book here online or at reception when we're open - 0161 834 9232
• If payment is an issue or you have any questions, email info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk or ring 0161 834 9232 during opening hours
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• Read our Privacy Policy

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date

Tools for Living your Life

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness with Ratnaguna

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Loving Kindness

Our theme through July and August is Loving Kindness and we’re welcoming a number of guest teachers. Today, Ratnaguna returns after leading a very popular session last month. He is a very experienced teacher, a long-time member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and author of The Art of Reflection.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness with Sanghadhara and Friends

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Loving Kindness

Our theme through July and August is Loving Kindness and we’re welcoming a number of guest teachers. Today, Sanghadhara and members of his Dharma Training Group will be leading the session.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness with Sophie and Sangha Friends

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Loving Kindness

Our theme through July and August is Loving Kindness and we’re welcoming a number of guest teachers. Today’s session is led by Sophie, Barbara, Adele and Liz, long – standing Mitras from our Centre and members of a group of women who are training for ordination here and who meet regularly together to support each other on their paths.

What is a Mitra? What is Ordination?

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness, with Vidyapala

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Loving Kindness

Our theme through July and August is Loving Kindness and we’re welcoming a number of guest teachers. Today it’s Vidyapala. After the session, some of us will be staying on to do some companionable cleaning of the Centre together if you’d like to join us.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Loving Kindness

Our theme through July and August is Loving Kindness and we’re welcoming a number of guest teachers. Today’s session is led by our old friend Ratnaguna, a long-standing member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and author of The Art of Reflection.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness, with Silabodhi

A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online or attending in-person at the Centre - no need to book ahead. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each, and each session includes a period of led meditation.

Tools returns today after an early summer break.

Loving Kindness

Our theme through July and August is Loving Kindness and we’re welcoming a number of guest teachers. The Centre’s chair, Silabodhi, begins the new theme today with a session on Reflecting on Self Compassion.

Everyone Welcome, any Saturday

Whether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on most Saturday mornings. Come once or as often as you like and there's no need to be here for the beginning of a series - each session stands alone and we always start with a recap. Although Shakyajata, Mahabodhi and/or Suryasraddha usually lead the sessions, some great guest teachers will be leading in July and August, along with the usual team of friends from the Centre.

Tools for Living - The Next Few Weeks

13th August: Loving Kindness, with Sophie and Sangha Friends
20th August: Loving Kindness, with Sanghadhara and Sangha Friends
27th August: Loving Kindness, with Ratnaguna
3rd September: New series starts, or maybe a one-off session

Come to the Centre or Join us Online

These days, most people are coming here in person for Tools, with others joining in online from home. The price is the same for both options and you don't need to book. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start.

£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate

Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.


Coming In-Person?

Before coming here, please read our advice on visiting the Centre in person for up-to-date information on our Covid precautions.

Joining us Online?

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! Choose Join with Video option
• 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
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your payment through our donation site – choose Donate with Card if you don’t have a PayPal account
Take me to the class


Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.

Six-Week Intro to Buddhism and Meditation Course starts

Change Ourselves, Change the World

Join us for this six-week course on Tuesday evenings, here in-person at the Buddhist Centre.

We’ll join together, form a trusting community and learn about the Buddha’s journey, as well as the key teachings of Buddhism. The course will include in-depth teaching about the two main meditation practices we teach here at the Buddhist Centre. Perfect for those completely new to meditation, as well as those who are already somewhat familiar.


Payment

The price for the six weeks is £90 standard rate / £60 concessionary / £30 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? These are very difficult times for us, and through the pandemic we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs. However, we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.

Bookings will close at 3 pm on the day the course starts

Book Now


Booking your Place

• Book here online or at reception when we're open - 0161 834 9232
• If payment is an issue or you have any questions, email info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk or ring 0161 834 9232 during opening hours
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• Read our Privacy Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date