New to Zoom?

Using Zoom

Join our online events through the Zoom App

Zoom is available for desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. If you already have Zoom installed, the meeting will open automatically when you click on the link in the event you want to join. If you don’t, instructions will come up to help you install it. It’s worth doing this ahead of time!

On joining an event, there’s an opportunity to switch on the video camera so other people can see you, and to change the name that’s showing for you, which can be useful if you are on a shared or borrowed device.

Zoom updates itself quite frequently and it’s probably worth making sure you always have the latest version.

Getting the most out of our Zoom events

Our classes and other events are friendly and often interactive, with opportunities for questions and discussion, sometimes in small groups. If you are able to turn on your camera and microphone, you will feel far more part of things, and communication will be easier for everyone. We also aim to start every session on time and it isn’t always possible to join once we’ve started, especially if there are periods of meditation. Although everyone is of course free to leave any event at any time at the click of a button, if you do have to leave early it’s helpful to other participants to try and do do this in broadly the same way as you would in real life, maybe using the chat box.

We’re still quite new to running online events and know that they can feel quite a lot different from being with people in real life, but we’re doing our best in a spirit of acceptance of imperfection. Feedback is always welcome as we’re making many changes and improvements as we go along.


We sometimes use livestreaming on YouTube instead of Zoom and this has the advantages and disadvantages of not being so two-way. We’re always interested to hear your views on this.

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

Opening Times & more

Opening Times:

Centre currently closed due to Coronavirus, join us online! Partial reopening planned for 1st September, Usual hours are:
Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am - 7pm
Fri:, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Bank hols: Usually open - see calendar for changes
Charity reg no: 514937

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