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Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Manchester

Meditation & Modern Buddhism
Manchester

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Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Manchester

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Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Manchester

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Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester

EVERYONE WELCOME

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings for the modern world.  It is open to everyone whether Buddhist or not regardless of nationality, age or gender.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester is located in Chorlton, Manchester. Currently, we do not have a City Centre space but do keep checking the website as we are looking for a new location.

It is part of a large international network of Kadampa Buddhist centres, established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

The purpose of the centre is to provide a source of peace and harmony for all the people of Manchester by giving access to reliable methods for developing inner peace. The centre is open to everybody, regardless of belief, background etc. Whether you wish to learn some basic meditation techniques, learn more about Buddhism or just want some time out to experience some peace and quiet, KMC Manchester has something for you.

We offer meditation courses for beginners, intermediate students and those that wish to study in greater depth. People also benefit from the centre by engaging in meaningful voluntary work, or by becoming a resident and others simply wish to come and enjoy a cup of tea in the garden. The centre is run by a friendly community of volunteers, some of whom are residential and some just pop by when they wish.

The community is made up of a wide variety of different people of all ages – some are ordained, but most are lay, some have families and most have full time jobs. What they all share is a wish to develop the qualities of mind which make them more peaceful and of greater benefit to others and the desire to help others to do the same.

Lovely, vibe and... teachings.Always feel more relaxed after a visit.read more
Peter K.
Peter K.
19:52 14 Sep 21
Very special place
R C.
R C.
22:14 29 Dec 20
Lovely centre, lovely... welcoming people, and fantastic teachings. Would highly recommend to anyone at any level of learning and practice.read more
Will C.
Will C.
12:13 26 Dec 19
I've had two amazing teaching... this week at KMC Manchester - one on Thursday from Jeff on self grasping and a second one on Saturday from Claire on exchanging self for others (or something like that!). Both of them are FANTASTIC and both touched me with their words. Thank you!!read more
Huw D.
Huw D.
19:51 14 Dec 19
Lovely place with lovely... people. Great energy and food 😊read more
Jake Y.
Jake Y.
09:19 09 Dec 19
Very calming.Enjoy the... meditation.read more
Barbara A.
Barbara A.
08:48 25 Jun 19
Very friendly Great place to... switch off from it allread more
Helen S.
Helen S.
11:43 09 Feb 19
A great place to find inner... peace, inspiration and true happiness. Very welcoming and friendly.read more
Martin E.
Martin E.
09:19 21 Jul 18
Its a beautiful centre with a... nice vegetarian cafe snd bookshop. They run lots of different meditation programs.read more
Joy B.
Joy B.
13:26 04 Nov 17
The World Peace Café is a... beautiful oasis of calm and cakes in the busy suburb of Chorlton. It's light and airy and full of sunshine on clear days, thanks to large windows to the front and rear of the venue.The food offered is vegetarian and vegan, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's not tasty. The salads, soups and dhals are amazing and the cakes are extraordinarily good. There's a wide selection of of teas and coffees on offer to accompany your nibbles, and plenty of options for children, as well as high chairs for the little ones.Customer service is excellent, as you might imagine in a café staffed by gentle Buddhists, and the overall atmosphere is relaxed, warm and welcoming.In my opinion it's one of the most pleasant places I've been to, and is perfect for light bites in a chilled environment - a lovely way to press the pause button on fast-paced 21st century life.read more
Rowan C.
Rowan C.
08:41 24 Sep 17
A beautiful centre which Ive... been visiting for a few years. Bright, full of light, Some good thought provoking talks and a great cafe too.read more
Rajna
Rajna
21:26 09 Nov 16
I ❤ this centre,... always welcoming. A beautiful main room that always feels peaceful 💖 & brings such calmness 💕 thank you. The cafe makes delicious food too! Xxread more
Julie H.
Julie H.
06:56 19 Aug 16
Delicious vegetarian food,... top quality coffee and friendly staff. The cafe is super relaxing and has both free wifi and cosy sofas. The ethos of the cafe is great too. Don't hesitate to go today 🙂read more
Katy C.
Katy C.
21:42 26 Jun 16
The meditation centre is very... welcoming with a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. There are many events, classes and workshops with very knowledgeable teachers catering for all levels or experience of meditation from first time to highest levels. Although obviously a Buddhist centre the emphasis is on meditation, I was made to feel welcome from the first time I stepped though the door.read more
Mark T.
Mark T.
14:55 09 Jun 16
What a delightful place to... have a bite to eat a sit down and a drink!read more
Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.
17:22 05 Aug 13
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Lovely, vibe and teachings.Always feel more relaxed after a visit.
Peter K.
Peter K.
19:52 14 Sep 21
Very special place
R C.
R C.
22:14 29 Dec 20
Lovely centre, lovely welcoming people, and fantastic teachings. Would highly recommend... to anyone at any level of learning and practice.read more
Will C.
Will C.
12:13 26 Dec 19
I've had two amazing teaching this week at KMC Manchester - one on Thursday from Jeff on... self grasping and a second one on Saturday from Claire on exchanging self for others (or something like that!). Both of them are FANTASTIC and both touched me with their words. Thank you!!read more
Huw D.
Huw D.
19:51 14 Dec 19
Lovely place with lovely people. Great energy and food 😊
Jake Y.
Jake Y.
09:19 09 Dec 19
Very calming.Enjoy the meditation.
Barbara A.
Barbara A.
08:48 25 Jun 19
Very friendly Great place to switch off from it all
Helen S.
Helen S.
11:43 09 Feb 19
A great place to find inner peace, inspiration and true happiness. Very welcoming and... friendly.read more
Martin E.
Martin E.
09:19 21 Jul 18
Its a beautiful centre with a nice vegetarian cafe snd bookshop. They run lots of... different meditation programs.read more
Joy B.
Joy B.
13:26 04 Nov 17
The World Peace Café is a beautiful oasis of calm and cakes in the busy suburb of... Chorlton. It's light and airy and full of sunshine on clear days, thanks to large windows to the front and rear of the venue.The food offered is vegetarian and vegan, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's not tasty. The salads, soups and dhals are amazing and the cakes are extraordinarily good. There's a wide selection of of teas and coffees on offer to accompany your nibbles, and plenty of options for children, as well as high chairs for the little ones.Customer service is excellent, as you might imagine in a café staffed by gentle Buddhists, and the overall atmosphere is relaxed, warm and welcoming.In my opinion it's one of the most pleasant places I've been to, and is perfect for light bites in a chilled environment - a lovely way to press the pause button on fast-paced 21st century life.read more
Rowan C.
Rowan C.
08:41 24 Sep 17
A beautiful centre which Ive been visiting for a few years. Bright, full of light, Some... good thought provoking talks and a great cafe too.read more
Rajna
Rajna
21:26 09 Nov 16
I ❤ this centre, always welcoming. A beautiful main room that always feels... peaceful 💖 & brings such calmness 💕 thank you. The cafe makes delicious food too! Xxread more
Julie H.
Julie H.
06:56 19 Aug 16
Delicious vegetarian food, top quality coffee and friendly staff. The cafe is super... relaxing and has both free wifi and cosy sofas. The ethos of the cafe is great too. Don't hesitate to go today 🙂read more
Katy C.
Katy C.
21:42 26 Jun 16
The meditation centre is very welcoming with a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. There... are many events, classes and workshops with very knowledgeable teachers catering for all levels or experience of meditation from first time to highest levels. Although obviously a Buddhist centre the emphasis is on meditation, I was made to feel welcome from the first time I stepped though the door.read more
Mark T.
Mark T.
14:55 09 Jun 16
What a delightful place to have a bite to eat a sit down and a drink!
Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.
17:22 05 Aug 13
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New Kadampa Tradition

“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. ”

- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

FAQ

No.  Everyone is welcome.  These methods are applicable in our daily lives whatever our background or beliefs.

No.  The classes are all seated and you are welcome to sit on a chair or on a cushion on the floor.

Yes.  All of our classes are suitable for everyone.

During lockdown and restrictions, most classes are streamed online, when lockdown is over then most of our classes are drop in.  However for half day courses and evening classes in the city there is a discount if you book in advance.

All costs are shown with each event also to save costs if you wish to attend regularly See our Membership Prices for details of prices.

We are a not for profit charity.  All of the fees for classes cover the costs of running our Centres and go towards our International Temples Project.

We have a whole website dedicated to giving people snippets via Podcasts so you can get a feeling of the teachings. Modern Buddhism Podcasts.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester is a registered charity (1038999) whose function is to offer Kadampa teachings and meditations for everyone.  So that everyone may have the opportunity to find inner peace and happiness and be free from problems and suffering.  

Our Centres run on kindness.  If you would like to support KMC Manchester there are many ways you can help. Thank you for your support. 

For more information please contact us on info@kmcmanchester.org