Visiting the Centre in Person

Visiting the Buddhist Centre in Covid Times

The Centre is opening its doors more and more now, while still offering some activities online. Either way, we love meeting first-time visitors and returners as well as old friends, and will keep on making changes as the world changes. 

Our shop, reception and tea area are now open for part of the week, we are holding more activities here in-person, and our shrine rooms are available again for personal meditation practice and worship when not in use for classes. Groups from outside and inside our community are once again welcome to book our smaller meeting rooms. 

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

These arrangements are in line with government announcements and other pandemic-related changes. Updated 4th May 2022


  • 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
  • Feeling unwell – Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, to keep us all safe. If you have booked on an event and are then unable to attend, please email
  • Lateral flow tests before each event are no longer mandatory
  • Face coverings are no longer required. If you would prefer to keep yours on though, please do!
  • Numbers no longer limited in the shrine rooms

Meeting in-person . . .

Entertaining Cancer: Book Launch with Devamitra and Ratnaguna

Mon 23rd May : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
Devamitra visits to launch his new book, Entertaining Cancer. Everyone welcome, in-person, free. 6.3...

Centre Open 11 am – 3 pm Today

Tue 24th May : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Centre and shop are usually open 11-3 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays with lunchtime meditation in...

Lunchtime Led Meditation at the Centre

Tue 24th May : 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Meditation class to develop mindfulness and positivity. Everyone welcome, £5/£3, just turn up in g...

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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