Manchester’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 forty 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
Meditation classes are held throughout the week at Kagyu Ling. All are welcome to attend. No previous experience is necessary.
- Find details of meditation classes at Kagyu Ling
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.
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