Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester is located in the heart of Manchester city centre on Portland St within walking distance of Oxford Road trains Station and St. Peters Square Tram stop. 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.


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.

No.  All 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.

See our Membership and Prices menu 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.

“A warm and welcoming environment”


“I have noticed a wonderful improvement in my relationships with others and dealing with situations”


“I always leave a bit happier and a little bit kinder to others and myself”


“It was thoroughly enjoyable and helped massively with opening my eyes to how this can be used to alleviate stress.”

“I left the session feeling very peaceful, with advice that hopefully I will be able to take forwards into my work and home life.”

“There is pretty much a class every day so I can always make it along.”