Welcome to Manchester Buddhist Centre

Manchester Buddhist Centre has been a centre for teaching and Buddhist practice since 1977 and we have been in our current location in the Northern Quarter since 1996.

We have taught meditation and Buddhism to thousands of people from Great Manchester and beyond. We are well known for our friendly, informal style of teaching, exploring what Buddhism can teach us in the modern West. We have taster courses for newcomers – held on a drop-in basis on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Additionally there are courses, workshops and retreats for all levels of interest and experience. Retreats for this year include a Newcomers' Retreat and a Women's Retreat in September and sangha retreats in November and December. Find out more by downloading our newsletter or monthly calendar from our website.

Visitors are very welcome ­– we have been awarded a Marque of Excellence for our outstanding welcome to visitors, tourists and people new to the Centre.