Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre

Kagyu Ling Buddhist CentreManchester’s first Buddhist centre

Founded in Chorlton, Manchester in 1975, Kagyu Ling was the first Buddhist centre in Manchester and one of the first Kagyu centres in the UK.

Established by Lama Jampa Thaye, with the encouragement and support of his main teacher Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Kagyu Ling has, for more than 40 years, provided the space for people to learn, study and practise Buddhism.

Hosting leading Kagyu masters

During this time Kagyu Ling has hosted many great Tibetan masters, including the 16th and 17th Karmapas, Shamar Rinpoche, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Alongside major teachings by Lama Jampa Thaye and other renowned teachers, the Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre also has a full programme of events, including introductory evenings, study groups, pujas (group meditations), group retreats and practice days.

Oasis of calm and contemplation

In 2007, Kagyu Ling moved to its current location at 45 Manor Drive, Chorlton, M21 7QG.  Set in nearly an acre of beautiful gardens, it is an oasis of calm and contemplation in the vibrant city of Manchester. The Kagyu Ling shop  sells a range of Buddhist books, incense and ritual items.

Meditation at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre

Meditation classes are held throughout the week at Kagyu Ling. All are welcome to attend. No previous experience is necessary.

More classes at Kagyu Ling

Learn Tibetan: Lessons in Tibetan for learners, focusing on the alphabet, are held at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre. The lessons take place every Wednesday from 6.30pm until 7.30pm and are led by Geoff Ashmore.

Mind Training: Mind training (lojong) sessions are held every Thursday from 8pm to 9pm.  Find more information about mind training classes.

Our community

Kagyu Buddhism is about people. Visit our community pages to find photos, blogs and updates.