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Manchester Buddhist Centre: 20 years in Turner Street

By Munisha on Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 - 15:27

Manchester Buddhist Centre: 20 years in Turner Street

By Munisha on Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 - 15:27

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...

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West London featured in survey of Buddhist buildings

By Munisha on Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 - 10:46

West London featured in survey of Buddhist buildings

By Munisha on Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 - 10:46

Triratna’s new West London Buddhist Centre, UK is the latest feature in the survey, ‘Buddhist Buildings in England’ undertaken by English Heritage with the University of Leeds. As they point out, it’s Triratna’s only purpose-built urban centre in the UK.

See the other Triratna buildings featured in the survey.
See all the Buddhist buildings featured, of many traditions.

Purpose-built Buddhist centres are rare for any Buddhist tradition in the UK. Another one - perhaps the other one - is ...

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Manchester Buddhist Centre features in survey of Buddhist buildings

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 15:27

Manchester Buddhist Centre features in survey of Buddhist buildings

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 15:27Last month, in a survey of Buddhist buildings in England, Triratna’s Manchester Centre was described by the researcher as “one of the most compelling buildings I have visited on this project”.

English Heritage (EH) is a UK government-funded body traditionally concerned with the maintenance of cathedrals and castles. Last year, however, they started to research the conservation needs of buildings maintained by faiths more recently arrived in the UK. Many of them, including Buddhists, have converted...
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First national survey of Buddhist buildings in England

By Munisha on Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 11:25

First national survey of Buddhist buildings in England

By Munisha on Thu, 30 Jan, 2014 - 11:25For the first time, England’s Buddhist buildings are the subject of a national survey, as heritage conservation body English Heritage undertakes research in partnership with the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds.

It’s heartening to see picture of Triratna’s London Buddhist Centre on the ‘Building Buddhism’ project blog, as well as a list of interesting questions the researchers are asking themselves, such as, “Do Buddhist buildings function in the same way as...