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Manchester Buddhist Centre: 20 years in Turner Street

On Wed, 17 August, 2016 - 15:27
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Munisha

Manchester Buddhist Centre (UK) recently marked 20 years in its current home, formerly a Victorian cotton warehouse. Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video covers the celebrations, some history and the plans for remodelling the ground floor of this wonderful building, including better disabled access. (7.5 minutes)

Opened by Sangharakshita on 13th July 1996 after two years of very hard building work by the sangha, it has been home to Clear Vision, Breathworks, Earth Café and Bodywise Natural Health Centre.

Among the many who have passed through the building are the estimated 30,000 schoolchildren and students who have visited in groups over the years, from all over Britain and from other countries, having seen the building in Clear Vision’s Buddhist video materials for schools.


Watch ClearVision’s 1996 Newsreel programme on the opening of the new Manchester Buddhist Centre.
Watch today’s Manchester sangha talk about what their centre means to them.
Read about the Historic England* report on Manchester Buddhist Centre as part of their survey, Buddhist Buildings in England.
*Formerly English Heritage

Visit Manchester Buddhist Centre’s website.
+Follow Manchester Buddhist Centre on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Follow Manchester Buddhist Centre on Facebook.

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Congratulations from Sheffield and sadhu to all those who have been involved in your ongoing project. Maitridasa