Our Saturday Half Day Courses are a perfect introduction to meditation and Buddhist philosophy as well as a great start to your weekend.  Each half day is split into two sessions with guided meditation and a talk in each.  The session times in the City Centre & Chorlton are 10.30-11.30am and 12-1pm with refreshments in the break.  If you can’t make it to both sessions you are welcome to book for either. 

Booking is beneficial but not essential so do feel free to drop in on the day.

The cost in advance is £12 for the whole morning or £6 per session.  If you pay on the day it is £14 or £7 per session.  For those with Centre Card or on Foundation Programme there is no charge.

What & Where is Happiness?

Saturday 24th August

with Sean Beesley


in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Have you ever wondered what happiness is? We want to be happy but somehow we find ourselves caught up in trying to cope with daily life. Learn how to make happiness part of our everyday experience. How can we do that? By practising the methods taught in modern Buddhism, we can learn to rely upon a peaceful mind and begin to enjoy our daily life moment by moment.

Please be aware (unlike our other Saturday Half Day courses), this class will have 1 session (not the usual 2), and will be held between 10.30- 11.45am (not 10.30-1pm). This is to due to the Pride Parade which is taking place from 12pm.

A Life of Less Anxiety

Special Half Day Course

Saturday 7th September

with visiting teacher Paul Jenkins 

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Through meditation, we can develop the power and flexibility to respond to challenges and difficulties from a clearer, lighter and more beneficial perspective. Anxiety will then naturally dissolve away.

For more details click here

How do we Let Go of Feeling Hurt?

Saturday 14th September

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

This half day course will explore how we can learn to let go of mental pain, and come to accept our past and feel more confident and hopeful about our future. The teachings given will show how we can apply the timeless wisdom of Buddha’s teachings for the mind and start to transform our life from within.


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.”