Signs in the Northern Quarter

How to get here

Transport, contact details, opening hours . . . read more

Man from Manchester Buddhist Centre Sangha

About the Centre

The place and the people . . . read more

Lotus

Our Ethics

Ethical policies and safeguarding . . . read more

Outside the Buddhist Centre

Visiting the Centre

Visit our beautiful building . . . read more

How to get here

In the Northern Quarter

We are located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, among many cafés, independent shops, Indian restaurants, the Craft Centre, Chinese Arts Centre and some beautifully preserved historic architecture.

Contact Manchester Buddhist Centre

16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester M4 1DZ

0161 834 9232

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Manchester Buddhist Centre

16-20 Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DZ

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Buddhist Centre Opening Times

Opening times:

Mon - Thurs: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 5.30pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Bank hols - see calendar

Earth Café and Bodywise, for yoga and therapies, have different opening times.

Transport to Turner Street
  • Victoria and Piccadilly train stations, are nearby, or take the tram from the station to Shudehill
  • Shudehill and Market Street tram stops are nearby too – follow the tram lines to Turner Street!
  • Piccadilly and Shudehill bus stations also very close
  • Parking – High Street (Arndale) NCP carpark, Nicholas Croft, M4 1EY, 0845 050 7080. 24 hours / 7 days
  • Church Street NCP car park, M4 1LX, 0845 050 7080. 6am – 10pm / 7 days
  • There are several disabled people’s parking bays on and near Turner Street
  • Please consider cycling, using public transport or car sharing
  • There are bike racks at the corner of High Street and Turner Street
  • Look out for the square white Buddhist Centre sign above the pavement if you’re lost
Accessibility

We welcome visitors with disabilities. We have:

  • Lift to all public floors
  • Disabled-friendly toilet on the ground floor
  • Loop systems for hearing aid users in both halls
  • However there are six steps up with handrails on both sides to the main entrance

We are committed to complete accessibility for disabled people by making the main entrance wheelchair-accessible. Due to the enormous generosity of a Sangha member, we will now be able to cover the £40 — 50,000 cost of installing external lift access in 2017.

If you are attending a course or event, please email us with any medical needs that you think we should be aware of, to make your experience as enjoyable as we can. We are used to helping people with difficulties or disabilities to find a meditation posture that works for them, whether on cushions, mats or chairs.

Parents, babies, children
  • Baby changing facilities in the ground floor toilet
  • Two high chairs in Earth Cafe
  • Use the ground floor kitchen to heat food and feed your baby
  • Buggy access as above. We will help if we can
  • Young people and teens are welcome at our classes
  • Children are welcome to attend many of our events if accompanied by an adult. Young attention spans may struggle with lengthy periods of meditation though, so please contact us in advance if you are concerned about suitability
  • Read our Child Protection Policy – pdf format

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About the Centre

Manchester Buddhist Centre

The Centre is a registered charity, run by a small team of paid members of our Buddhist community, or Sangha, along with many volunteers.

Several other separately-run Buddhist organisations are also based in our six-storey building, along with a small residential Buddhist community.

We are part of the Triratna Buddhist tradition, an active partner in the Network of Buddhist Organisations and the Manchester Buddhist Convention, and we welcome Buddhists of all traditions to our Centre, along with all members of the community.

Mary, Chandana, Sanghadara at Buddhist Centre

This building’s not just ours, it is part of the history of Manchester

Sangha member

Charity details

A registered charity


Aiming to be environmentally sustainable

The Centre is continually working towards becoming an ethical and environmentally sustainable place in the heart of Manchester. We seek to encourage and support vegetarianism and veganism, fair trade and a low carbon footprint.

The Centre was awarded the status of Fairtrade Temple in July 2015.


Mission statement from our charity registration

The advancement of the Buddhist religion, in particular:

  1. To encourage members and others to live in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha
  2. To support ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and other duly ordained Buddhists at the discretion of the Council of Manchester Buddhist Centre
  3. To maintain close communication with, and work under the guidance of, the Triratna Buddhist Order and in co-operation with other groups with the same objects
  4. To use applications of the Buddha’s teaching to promote the health and well-being of all
Who runs the Centre?

Our Trustees are legally responsible for the running of the Buddhist Centre and its courses. The Chair is responsible for the Centre’s spiritual direction and integrity. The Centre Team, other employees and the Centre’s teachers put the Board of Trustees’ vision into practice.

We also have a President – a senior Order Member from outside the local situation, who can hold an objective and long-term perspective.

See Who’s Who for pictures

Board of Trustees

  • Arthavadin – Chair
  • Silabodhi – Treasurer
  • Karunavajri – Secretary
  • Suryaka
  • Padmadarshini
  • Arthaketu
  • Dayanandi
  • Prasadu
  • Dharmakarunya

Our President is Arthapriya from Cambridge Buddhist Centre

And the day to day running?
  • Our Chairman is Arthavadin, who looks after the spiritual direction of the Centre
  • Acharashraddha is the women’s Mitra convenor
  • Arthaketu is the (part-time) men’s Mitra convenor, assisted by Aparajita

Centre Team

There are five full-time and three part-time staff:

  • Suryaka Centre manager
  • Sundeep Grewal Administration
  • Chandana Programme / teaching
  • Paul Whitehead Reception and shop
  • Vishangka Fundraising and publicity
  • Sara Inkster Finance
  • Steven Hodson-Ridgway Maintenance, health and safety
  • Sally Newby Dana project

Their email addresses follow the same pattern – first name at manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk

See Who’s Who for pictures

Who is responsible for teaching?

The Red Lotus Kula is responsible for the overall direction of teaching and events:

  • Chandana
  • Arthaketu
  • Dayanandi
  • Suryaka
  • Vishangka
  • Arthavadin

Our teachers are ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and those training for ordination. They are well-trained and experienced practitioners, who teach in a friendly, informal way and communicate from their own experience.

You can see some of our teachers in Who’s Who

About our website

We welcome feedback on our website. Please let us know if you find any mistakes, problems or accessibility issues

External links

This site contains links to other websites. Manchester Buddhist Centre is not responsible for the content of external websites

We add links to other websites when we feel they are helpful. We do not “trade links” to increase traffic to other sites.

Subscribing to news mails

  • We are committed to good practice in the privacy of information and never pass subscribers’ email addresses to third parties. You can unsubscribe any time
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As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Thank you

A big thank you to all who have worked on this site over the years – you know who you are!

Ethical Policies, Guidelines and Safeguarding

The Triratna Buddhist Community has not been without its difficulties over the past fifty years. As a community we are constantly learning from past mistakes and striving for best practice.

In line with this, we try to ensure that our ethical practice is central to the work we do as a Centre. Our Centre is committed to working within the Triratna Buddhist Community’s Model Ethical Guidelines, our own Complaints Protocol and Health and Safety Policy (all in pdf format). You can also read more generally about safeguarding in Triratna.


Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults

The trustees of the Manchester Buddhist Centre also recognise their responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all who visit or are involved in Manchester Buddhist Centre activities. These documents are all in pdf format
 

Our President

Our Centre has a President, Arthapriya, who is based in Cambridge. His principal responsibility is for the ethical and spiritual welfare of our Centre. He can also act as a mediator if there is a significant conflict, or intervene if there are concerns about serious breaches of ethical behaviour in our Sangha. Arthapriya can be contacted at moc.l1495647631iamg@1495647631ayirp1495647631ahtra1495647631

Our President, Arthapriya

Visiting the Centre and our History

Many People visit our Beautiful Building

We welcome visitors whenever we are open. Our receptionist can give you information about the building’s restoration and the many beautiful artworks.

We see our shrine rooms on the first floor as sacred space. You are very welcome to visit them when they are not in use, but we do ask you to take off your shoes, remain quiet and not bring food or drink into them please.

Moving to the Northern Quarter

In this short film made by Clear Vision in Autumn 1996, Mokshapriya shows the restoration and opening of the Centre:

Radiate boundless love towards the entire world – above, below, and across – unhindered, without ill will, without enmity

The Buddha

Metta Sutta

Opening Times & more

Opening times:

Mon - Thurs: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 5.30pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Bank hols - see calendar
Charity reg no: 514937

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16-20 Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DZ

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