Visiting the Centre in Person

Visiting the Buddhist Centre in Covid Times

Our shop, reception and tea area are currently open for part of the week, we are holding some activities here in-person as well as some online, and our shrine rooms are available for personal meditation practice and worship when not in use for classes. Groups from outside and inside our community are welcome to book our smaller meeting rooms, as they were before the pandemic. 

We still love meeting first-time visitors and returners as well as old friends, and will keep on making changes as the world changes. 

Opening Times:

• Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11am - 3pm
• Sat: 10.30am - 2.30pm
Bodywise opening times
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More about the Centre

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Minimising the Infection Risk

We continue to review our arrangements as new information emerges. Updated 13th July 2022


  • Feeling unwell – Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or experiencing possible Covid-19 symptoms, to keep us all safe. If you have booked on an event and are then unable to attend, please email
  • Face coverings are not currently required. If you would prefer to keep yours on though, please do!
  • Seating in the shrine rooms where classes are held, has adequate spacing, and the rooms have adequate ventilation. There are air purifiers in both
  • Hand sanitiser and hand-washing facilities are available
  • Cleaning – We are  cleaning the Centre regularly to keep it safe for all of us. More volunteers always welcome!
  • Travelling to and from the Centre – We are encouraging all participants, team members and volunteers to walk or cycle to the the Centre where you can
  • Lateral flow tests before each event are not currently mandatory
  • Maximum numbers in the shrine rooms are currently set at pre-pandemic levels

Meeting in-person . . .

Centre Open 10.30 am – 2.30 pm Today

Sat 13th Aug : 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am
Our Centre and shop are usually open 10.30 - 2.30 on Saturdays, plus 11-3 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays an...

Tools for Living: Loving Kindness with Sophie and Sangha Friends

Sat 13th Aug : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Weekly practical introduction to Buddhism and meditation. All welcome any Saturday - newcomers, retu...

Outdoor Gathering in Heaton Park

Sun 14th Aug : 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
We're meeting up in Heaton Park, rain or shine, to spend time together. Just turn up, bring some foo...

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ
0161 834 9232
Please contact us by email when we're closed

Opening Times & more

Opening Times:

• Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11am - 3pm
• Sat: 10.30am - 2.30pm
Bodywise opening times
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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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